Academic Support and Resources

Academic Support and Resources

Academic Advising (within OASIS)

The Academic Advising model at Rhode Island College is designed to help all undergraduate degree candidates stay on track for graduation. Students must meet with an advisor each semester regarding academic plans and their progress toward completing all academic requirements.

Academic Support (Oasis)

Oasis is here to assist students who are:

  • Exploring Majors
  • First-Year Students
  • First-Year intended Nursing students
  • Students seeking additional support

Advising meetings provide the opportunity for students to discuss any concerns about classes, academic performance, as well as their major. The Universal Advising Hold (UAD) is removed by the student’s advisor during the meeting.

Students can find the name of their advisor by logging into MyRIC and then clicking on My Academics, then access the link "View my Advisors."


Connect and stay on track!

Starfish is an online resource created to help you as the student succeed. Make connections with your professors, advisors and other Rhode Island College staff, make appointments and browse campus resources. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the Bursar Office or call them directly at 401-456-8130.

Need assistance? Contact the Office of Financial Aid to get what financial resources are available. 

Those interested in how their credits will transfer to RIC may view a list of prior approved courses and build a credit evaluation using RIC’s Transfer Evaluation System (TES). Students transferring from CCRI or URI are advised to visit the state transfer website,, for more information regarding transfer within the RI state system.

You do NOT need to create a new account, please contact the Records Office to have your account reactivated. 

  • Show students the pathway to the School of Nursing
  • Short and long-term planning
  • Career discussions
  • Applying to the School of Nursing
  • For students who pivot and decide Nursing is no longer for them, alternate path and major to help them become successful at RIC and beyond

Ask an Advisor

Have a question for an academic advisor? Ask them today!

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Career Development Center

We assist all students at Rhode Island College (both declared and undecided majors) throughout your journey of career and professional development, beginning with your first year through graduate level work.

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Center for Scholar Development

The Center for Scholar Development creates educational pathways in an affirming environment for first generation scholars in their pursuit of post-secondary success. 

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Learning Centers & Tutoring

Connect with Rhode Island College's Mathematics Learning Center, Writing Center and learn more about tutoring services to ensure success in your academic achievements. 

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New Student Programs

Our mission it to provide resources, educational opportunities, and programming to assist students and families through Orientation and their transition

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RIC 100 Requirement

RIC 100 is a one- credit class that you must pass to graduate from Rhode Island College. Learn more about the course and how to enroll. 

National Student Exchange Program (NSE)

About the National Student Exchange Program

The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program for undergraduate exchange within the United States with opportunities for exchange in Canada as well. Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial, and cultural borders. The changes seen in attitudes, understanding of other people in other settings, maturity, risk-taking, and decision-making are similar to the experiences of students who study internationally.

Making the Right Decision

Before you make an appointment with the NSE Coordinator.. 

  1. Read National Exchange Program (NSE) policies and procedures to learn more about the program from the application process through returning from your exchange
  2. Read your home campus exchange policies and procedures 
  3. Select five to ten campuses of interest to you
  4. Research exchange options by reviewing campus profiles
  5. Consult your academic advisor to identify appropriate exchange options 
  6. Discuss NSE participation with family, friends, parents and former exchange participants 
  7. Determine if your financial resources are sufficient 

Required Materials

  • NSE Application 
  • RIC Student Information Release Form
  • One unofficial and official RIC transcript 
  • Three recommendation letters 
  • Nonrefundable NSE application and placement fee ($150)
  • Statement of Purpose 

To Qualify You Must

  • Be a full time RIC student 
  • Must have completed 24 credits at RIC
  • Have a minimum GPA of a 2.5 when application is submitted 

How It Works

Students will receive notice of a mandatory NSE Placement Meeting with the NSE Coordinator in the month of March. At this meeting students can:

  • Learn which institution accepted their application 
  • Sign an agreement to accept or decline their placement 
  • Learn if they have been selected for a special scholarships 

After students are placed in the NSE program, their primary contact will be the NSE Coordinator at the host institution. This individual will assist with:

  • Course registration
  • Housing and meals 
  • Orientation and term dates 
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Contact Us

Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS)

We support all exploring majors, first-year, intended nursing majors and any student looking for additional support. We guide students as they navigate their major/career options and connect them to the proper resources, including faculty.