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Maria Muccio
Program Coordinator

Precious Kafo
Professional Advisor
(401) 456-8062

PEP Office:
(401) 456-8237 ​​


Gaige Hall​

Preparatory Enrollment Program

Important 2018 Dates:

February 1 – PEP Application Deadline
April 9 – Decision Day for PEP  
April 6 – May 3 – Schedule your ​Enrollment Meeting with PEP

Mission Statement

The Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP) supports the academic and personal development of first generation college students beginning in their transition to Rhode Island College and throughout their college experience.  PEP places a strong emphasis on first year support services to lay the foundation for student success.  We enhance the college experience by providing holistic programming, which includes:

  • Individualized Advising & Support  
  • Summer Academic Enrichment Opportunities
  • First Year Learning Communities
  • Group Advising & Workshops
  • College Major Exploration Series
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Our Legacy

The Preparatory Enrollment Program celebrates a rich history of over 40 years at Rhode Island College of supporting first generation students through their path to graduation.  We are a student-centered program characterized by an environment of diversity, collaboration, and community.  The program is guided by our appreciation and value for the diverse experiences, viewpoints, and backgrounds of students.


In alignment with the mission of Rhode Island College, the Preparatory Enrollment Program provides educational access and opportunity to underrepresented populations of Rhode Island College.  Our goal is to graduate a diverse group of students prepared for success and leadership in the professional realm.​

Page last updated: December 07, 2017