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Early Enrollment Program (EEP) Office

The EEP Office oversees the operation of the EEP at Rhode Island College in accordance with college guidelines as well as those mandated by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

The office staff consists of the associate directors and executive assistant.  The office reports to the assistant vice president for academic affairs.  Please feel free to contact the EEP Office if you need assistance or have any questions.

CONTACT INFORMATION                                                                                     STAFF:

Address:                                                                                                                 Associate Directors:
Early Enrollment Office                                                                                            Peter Forrest
Rhode Island College                                                                                               Alfred Pannone
Forman Center 204                                                                                                  Susan Poor
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue                                                
Providence, RI 02908                                                                                              Assistant Vice President:
Phone:                401-456-8857                                                                             Holly Shadoian, PhD
Fax:                     401-456-8188                                      

Ready to take the challenge?

Taking an EEP course in high school offers an exciting opportunity for you!  Students have earned up to a full semester's worth of college credits (and a few, even a whole year!) before they graduate from high school.  This saves you time and tuition dollars – and may even spark an interest in what might become your college major.  Designed predominantly for juniors and seniors, students should have a "B" average or better to take a course for EEP credit (or approval of their school counselor or teacher).

One or more classes at your high school have been designated as EEP courses. Teachers of those classes have been approved by faculty at Rhode Island College to be designated as EEP Instructors.  This means the teacher will be using a college-level course syllabus approved by a Rhode Island College faculty member. 

All students taking that class will be held to the same high academic standards and rigor of the course.  This means all the students in the class will be doing college-level work whether or not they formally register to earn college credit through EEP.

If you want to earn college credit through the EEP, you must follow the EEP registration process (how and when to register). If you register to earn college credit (see section on Registration), the grade you earn in the class will be posted on your high school transcript and on an official Rhode Island College transcript. 

The award of college credit is not dependent upon standardized testing at the end of a course, but rather on the student's performance throughout the class and the grade he/she earns. This is known as "authentic assessment." Some high schools even offer a combined EEP/AP (Advanced Placement) class, thereby offering the opportunity to earn college credit either through authentic assessment or standardized testing.

It is important that students taking courses for EEP credit know that they "own" whatever grade they earn.  And whether you choose to attend Rhode Island College or any other college or university, college grades and credits will follow you wherever you go.

Each participating high school also has a designated on-site coordinator who serves as the administrator of the EEP program at his/her high school. This person oversees the general operation of the EEP from the high school side, which includes registration and grading processes, fee assistance, etc.  If you have any questions about EEP offerings at your high school, use this link for a list of high school on-site coordinators: 

On Site Coordinators

High schools involved in the EEP assume the responsibility of maintaining the credibility, integrity and quality of their EEP course(s).  If, after an EEP course has begun, it is determined that the course does not comply with the EEP and/or corresponding RIC academic department standards, students will be withdrawn from the course and their course fee (for those required to pay) will be refunded.

New Registration Process – Creating Your User Account

There is a change in how students start the process to register for EEP classes beginning with the fall of 2017.  Students who wish to take EEP courses for college credit will need to create a MyRIC user account. 

If you have never taken an EEP course (or any course at RIC), you need to create a user account– even if you are planning to take an EEP courses for college credit.  If you have already taken EEP courses in the past, you don't need to create an account – you are already in the system. 

It is a very easy process!  Just use this link:

Once you create your account, you will be sent your RIC Student ID number.

It is very important that you keep that ID number (we suggest keeping it on your phone)!

The communication you receive will also include a new benefit – your own RIC email address, which the EEP Office will use for any special communications with EEP students.

We have sent a mailing to all students who have taken EEP courses in the past two years – you do not have to create a user account (and the system won't allow you to do it).  The communication will include your Student ID and your RIC email address.

Students will be given a deadline to formally register for EEP courses.  Registrations will not be accepted after that date.  We will work with your high school's EEP On-Site Coordinator to get you registered for the EEP courses you are planning to take. 

Submit the registration form (and payment if required) to the high school EEP instructor or on-site coordinator by the registration deadline.  Students/families may not submit the forms directly to the EEP Office.

Registration deadlines

EEP courses may not be added after the stated registration deadline. There are no retroactive withdrawals from any course once the course has been completed.

A student may drop an EEP course and receive a "W" (withdrawn) under the following conditions (which must be verified by the high school):

·       The student has also dropped the high school course

·       The student has moved to a different school district

·       In the case of a medical emergency requiring extensive absence from class (handled on a case-by-case basis)

Course Fees

Students attending a Rhode Island public high school
The Governor's Prepare RI fund provides funding for every qualifying student (those attending a Rhode Island public high school) to take college courses as part of their high school requirements at no cost to the student.  EEP courses will be free (depending on continuing funding), but students must still formally register for their EEP courses.  However, it is very important to remember that while free, students will still "own" the grade they earn. The grade will appear on an official RIC transcript.

For Students Not Attending a RI Public High School
MA students and those attending RI private high schools pay a significantly reduced cost for each EEP course in which they enroll.  The cost for each EEP course is $65 per credit.  College courses are typically three or four credits.  Note:  Fees are subject to change.  50% EEP financial assistance may be granted to students on free/reduced lunch who are eligible for an SAT waiver.

For example, a student taking and EEP English 113 courses would pay $260, saving over $1200.  The same course taken on the RIC campus would cost $1456.  MA residents would pay $2068 for the same course on campus, saving over $1800 by taking an EEP course in their high school.

Additional Benefits

EEP students are entitled to a Rhode Island College ID at no charge which may be obtained through the Campus Card Office located in the Student Union, Room 204.   Identification such as a driver's license or Social Security card must be presented.  We advise calling the Campus Card Office at 401-456-8394 for hours of operation.  RIC IDs will become available once students are registered in their EEP classes.

A RIC ID allows the user access and/or admittance to a number of services and activities on campus. Such activities include the use of the RIC Adams Library and its online services as well as discounts to many of the performances and events that take place at Rhode Island College. Having a college ID may also entitle students to discounts for other retail purchases off campus (such as laptops, tablets, etc.).

Grades and Transferability of Credits

When students complete an EEP course for which they formally registered, their grade will be posted on their high school transcript and on an official Rhode Island College transcript (same grade for both).  Colleges and universities expect students to submit transcripts for all college courses taken whether or not the student expects or desires transfer credit. 

1.  Credits and grades are calculated as part of their grade point average (GPA) if they enroll at Rhode Island College.

2.  Credits, not grades, may be transferred to many colleges or universities throughout the United States that accept concurrent enrollment credit. Transfer credit policy differs among colleges and universities.  It is the student's responsibility to check the transferability of credit.  See the Transfer of College Credit section on the EEP webpage for a partial listing of colleges/universities which have accepted RIC EEP credits.

3.  Most colleges will not accept credit for coursework when a student earns a grade below C.  Students should work hard to earn a grade of at least C.  Lower grades may affect a student's offer of admission to college.

Transcript Requests

Students must submit an official RIC transcript to any college to which they apply whether or not they desire or expect transfer credit (except those students who plan to attend Rhode Island College).Rhode Island College should be listed on college applications as the institution from which the student will (or has) earned college credit.  This not only enhances the student's application, but is also helpful for advisement purposes if the student attends a college orientation prior to EEP grades being posted.

Colleges and universities expect an official transcript before the start of the student's first semester. EEP grades are normally processed and posted on RIC transcripts by July. Transcripts will be sent as soon as they are available. EEP students who choose to attend Rhode Island College need not request a transcript as long as they list the college on their application for admission.

Students request a transcript on line at  Select Transfer of College Credit for the link to the college Transcript Request Form.   Transcript fees are waived for EEP students.  Transcript requests may also be made in person at the Records Office (Building 4, East Campus), Monday through Friday during regular business hours. 

EEP Scholarships

Each year, the Early Enrollment Program awards a limited number of scholarships to outstanding EEP students who will be attending Rhode Island College and who have been nominated for the scholarship by the on-site coordinator at their high school.

In the spring, on-site coordinators will receive a letter from the EEP Office which will include all of the information necessary to initiate the scholarship application process in their schools.  The EEP Scholarships are open to all students who have enrolled in at least one EEP course during their tenure at their respective high schools.  Each school will hold its own review of scholarship applicants and submit one applicant to the Early Enrollment Program office.

The student must attend Rhode Island College for the scholarship to be awarded.  Each scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year. 

Scholarships will be announced in May, and letters will be sent to the recipients of the scholarship, the on-site coordinators, and the school principals. In addition, letters announcing the winners will be sent to all on-site coordinators.  


ACCT 201

Principles of Accounting I:  Financial

The identification, measurement, and reporting of the financial effects of economic events on enterprises are examined. 3 cr.

AFRI 200

Introduction to Africana Studies

This is a transdisciplinary of key issues in life and history of people of African descent and their interaction with other peoples and world cultures. 4 cr.

ART 201


Introduction to Visual Arts

Introduction to art-making, art vocabulary, and art history.  Students work in a studio environment, producing and critiquing works while studying the arts within the context of history and society.  For non-art majors only.  Studio and lecture. 3 cr.

BIOL 108

NEW for 2017-2018: this biology course is taken at RIC by nursing intended majors.

Basic Principles of Biology

Basic biological principles are introduced. This course prepares students for courses in anatomy, physiology and microbiology. Lecture and laboratory (dissection included). Not open to biology majors. 4 cr.

BIOL 111

Introductory Biology I

Emphasis is on the molecular and cellular nature of living systems. This course is intended for science majors and any student with an interest in science. 4 cr.

BIOL 112

Pre-requisite:  BIOL 111 with a minimum grade of C-

Introductory Biology II

Emphasis is on organismal and ecological levels of organization. This course is intended for science majors and any student with an interest in science. 4 cr. 

CHEM 103

General Chemistry I

Topics include atomic theory, periodicity, bonding, reactions, stiochiometry, gas laws, and thermochemistry. Laboratory experiments illustrate these concepts and develop laboratory techniques. 4 cr.

CHEM 104

Pre-requisite:  CHEM 103 with a minimum grade of C-

General Chemistry II

Topics include states of matter, solutions, kinetics, acids and bases, equilibrium theory, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. 4 cr.

CIS 251

Computers in Management

This is an intensive hands-on experience with microcomputers and their use with spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation graphics software. 3 cr.

COLL 101

The College Experience

Through classroom instruction and academic advisement, students explore the meaning of higher education, the transition to college, academic organization and terminology, and time management. 1 cr.

ECON 200

Introduction to Economics

This course fosters an understanding of the market economy and contemporary economic problems, such as economic growth and inflation, unemployment, income distribution, and the role of the government. Students cannot receive credit for Economics 200 if they have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in Economics 214. 4 cr.

ECON 214

Principles of Microeconomics

Microeconomics is introduced, including such areas

of decision making as individual demand theory, cost theory, production theory, and the structure of markets. 3 cr.

ECON 215

Principles of Macroeconomics

The U.S. economy as a whole is considered and problems of inflation and recession are explored by examining aggregate demand, aggregate supply, national product and income, and the influence of money and interest rates on the economy. 3 cr.

ENGL 113

Approaches to Drama

Drama as an art form is studied through the reading, viewing and analysis of selected plays, past and present. 4 cr.

ENGL 118


Introduction to the Literary Experience

This course provides students with a rich experience of literature from a variety of periods and genres, exploring the questions of what literature is and how texts make meaning. 4cr.

FIN 230

Personal Finance

Students examine the markets and institutions they will deal with throughout their financial lives. Topics include borrowing money, real estate, banking, insurance, investing, and retirement planning. 3 cr.

FNED 100


Education in a Democratic Society

This course will identify, discuss and analyze the social and cultural forces that impact education with the attention given to diversity and equity. 3 cr.


FREN 113

Intermediate French I

The cultural heritage of the French-speaking world is examined through selected cultural readings. Grammar and vocabulary are reviewed through a communicative approach. 4 cr.

FREN 114

Prerequisite: Prior completion of either the EEP 113-level course or the 4th year high school language course (with a B+ or better).

Intermediate French II

Through selected readings, literature as a reflection of the French-speaking world is examined. The development of language skills is continued through a communicative approach. 4 cr.

HPE 115

Fundamentals of First Aid & CPR

Fundamental principles and skills of basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are presented.  Upon satisfactory completion of each unit, appropriate certification is available. 2 cr.

HPE 201

Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries

Students acquire a basic understanding of sports medicine. Topics include preventive techniques, protective strapping, basic anatomy, injury recognition, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. 3 cr.

HIST 117


Introduction to Historical Analysis

This course introduces students to historical themes within a particular era or period such as European history, Western civilization, or the Holocaust. 4 cr.

HIST 118


U.S. History I

This course provides an in-depth study of the history of the United States up to 1877 through five strands of history: political, economic, religious, social, and intellectual.4 cr.

HIST 119


U.S. History II

This course provides an in-depth study of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present through five strands of history: political, economic, religious, social, and intellectual. 4 cr.

ITAL 113

Intermediate Italian I

The cultural and linguistic heritage of Italy is examined through selected readings.  Grammar is reviewed and basic oral and written skills developed. 4 cr.

ITAL 114

Prerequisite: Prior completion of either the EEP 113-level course or the 4th year high school language course (with a B+ or better).

Intermediate Italian II

Literature as a reflection of the heritage of the Italian people is examined. The development of oral and reading skills are continued and some attention is given to written practice. 4 cr.

LATN 101

NOTE: Formerly offered for EEP credit several years ago.

Elementary Latin I

The spirit and culture of the classical Roman world is introduced through study of the grammar and syntax of classical Latin and readings from Latin authors. This course also examines the Roman world's contribution to Western civilization. 4 cr.

LATN 102

Prerequisite LATN 101

Elementary Latin II

This is a continuation of Latin 101. 4 cr.

MATH 240


Statistical Methods I

Descriptive statistics; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; random variables; estimations and tests of significance; and correlation and regression are studied. Students cannot receive credit for both MATH 240 and MATH 248.

MGT 100

Introduction to Business

Business concepts are introduced and the practices of management in both the business sector and non-profit organizations.  Topics focus on all the management disciplines. 3 cr.

MUS 117


Electronic Music

This offering is a "hands on" studio course designed for students with little or no experience in electronic music. Students become familiar with basic components (synthesizers, amplifiers, reel to reel recorders and other recording equipment) of the electronic lab. Through the use of this equipment, students will learn to create their own electronic compositions. 3 cr.

MUS 118


Advanced Digital Audio Production I

Students will learn advanced techniques to create music in various styles though hands-on use of studio equipment. They will learn how to play keyboard and incorporate virtual instruments into their compositions. Original sound effects to complement the visual content of movies and weekly podcasts will be created.  The final class project will be the creation of a music video. 3 cr.

MUS 119.

Advanced Digital Audio Production II

This course will serve as a continuation of Digital Audio Recording I and will, in further depth, explore sound production, recording and transmission, electronic music composition and arranging, live audio reinforcement, multi-track studio recording, editing, mixing and mastering. This course will be almost exclusively project-based and will deal with real-life applications and curriculum-related career paths.  Projects will include creating a multi-track song, creating a final mix using EQ, effects and automation, and creating the soundtrack for a nature documentary. 3cr.

MUS 201

Survey of Music

Musical eras, styles, forms, and basic vocabulary are introduced to the non-music major through music literature.  An ability to read music is not presumed. 4 cr.

MUS 203

Elementary Music Theory

Fundamentals of scale construction, intervals,

syllables, clefs, rhythms, and form are studied, with emphasis on musical acuteness through ear training, sight singing, and diction. 4 cr.

MUS 223


Music 223 American Popular Music

The growth of popular music in the United States is surveyed from its historical background.  3 cr.

MUS 225

History of Jazz

Jazz styles, forms and basic vocabulary are introduced to the non-music major through music literature and sound.  Listening outlines will be created and used to help develop skills.  4 cr.

POL 200

Introduction to Political Science

The scope and methods of political science are

introduced, along with political ideologies, socialization, and institutions.  3 cr.

POL 202

American Government

The institutions and principles of American national government are examined. Topics include the constitutional foundation, federalism, political parties, Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court and civil rights. 4 cr.



POL 204

Introduction to Political Thought

Fundamental concepts and issues of philosophy and political theory are investigated. Basic precepts about authority, law, government, and the terms of obligation are examined in light of contemporary concerns. 4 cr.

PORT 113

Intermediate Portuguese I

The cultural and linguistic heritage of the Portuguese-speaking world is examined through selected readings. Grammar is reviewed and basic oral and written skills developed. 4 cr.

PORT 114

Prerequisite: Prior completion of either the EEP 113-level course or the 4th year high school language course (with a B+ or better).

Intermediate Portuguese II

Students develop both reading skills and an appreciation of literature as a reflection of the heritage of the Portuguese speaking world.  Development of oral skills is continues and attention is given to written practice.  4 cr.

PSYC 110

Introduction to Psychology

The field of psychology is surveyed with emphasis on the biological, cognitive, and environmental factors influencing behavior. 4 cr.

RADT 201

Orientation to Medical Imaging

Topics include the history of x-rays, the technologist's role on the health care team, radiographic equipment, clinical settings and the various modalities in diagnostic imaging.  1cr.

RADT 225

Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health

Students learn communication and assessment skills, technical knowledge and patient care in the radiology setting.  1 cr.

SPAN 113

Intermediate Spanish I

The cultural and linguistic heritage of The Spanish-speaking world is examined, while grammar is reviewed and basic oral and written skills are developed. 4 cr.


SPAN 114

Prerequisite: Prior completion of either the EEP 113-level course or the 4th year high school language course (with a B+ or better).

Intermediate Spanish II

Emphasis is on the development of reading Spanish and on the appreciation of literature as a reflection of the heritage of the Hispanic peoples.  Attention is given to written practice. 4 cr.

TECH 216 Computer-Aided Design

Computer-Aided Design

International drafting-language protocol is explored and used in solving design problems in orthographic and pictorial presentation.  Study includes basic computer-aided drafting.  3 cr.

TECH 327


Construction Systems

This course is an introduction to the skills, knowledge, environments, and people of the construction industry.  A laboratory component is required for students to plan, design, and build a structure. 3 cr.​

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