Summer Sessions for Visiting Students

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Online or on campus, make your summer count with an accelerated Summer Session course.

We Have What You're Looking For

Summer courses are a great way to pursue enrichment, professional development, or to gain course credits while home from college for the summer.

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Session I: May 13–June 21

Undergraduate Session I Courses 

Graduate Session I Courses

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Session II: June 24–August 2

Undergraduate Session II Courses 

Graduate Session II Courses

Get Ready to Register!

When to Register

Register for Courses at These Times

You may register for courses in Summer Sessions I and II during the following time periods:

  • Session I: February 26–May 17 
  • Session II: February 26–June 28 

The registration system is available from 7 am–11 pm daily.

How to Find the Right Course

Finding the Courses You'll Register for on MyRIC

While the undergraduate and graduate class schedules give you a sense of what is being offered and when, our MyRIC portal will provide you with course descriptions to help you decide what to register for. As someone who has never attended Rhode Island College before, you will need to create an account to obtain a user ID and password in order to register for classes, but you can view our summer courses and descriptions without an account right now. 

Call/Class Numbers

Call/class numbers are the five-digit number preceding each course and are very important for these reasons:

  • this is the number you will need in order to register for, add, or drop a given course
  • clicking on a call number will provide you with the course description

Also, if a course has multiple sections, please note the unique section number. You may not register for more than one section of a course.

Departmental Consent

Some courses require departmental consent to enroll. These courses are identified in Class Search on the Class Details page with the phrase "Department Consent Required." A course may have this designation for reasons such as: minimum grade point average, earned credits, major, or permission of department chair. Contact the offering department for registration information.

College Catalog 

The college catalog contains degree requirements for all undergraduate programs of study, rules that affect students, descriptions of courses, and a list of the faculty and administration of the college. You must know the rules given in the catalog for your degree program. The catalog is the document of authority for all students. 

Where and How to Register

Registering for Summer Classes on MyRIC

  1. You will be registering for summer classes on our MyRIC portal. As someone who has never attended Rhode Island College before, you will need to create an account to obtain a user ID and password in order to register for classes. When creating the account, you will be asked to provide a social security number (SSN). Please contact the Records Office if this prevents you from completing the form.

    Create your MyRIC Account 

    Once you create an account you will receive confirmation and instructions about your MyRIC user ID and password.

    Please note: If an existing account is found for you, you will be directed to request reactivation of your account through the Records Office at 401-456-8213 or

  2. Go to MyRIC and access your account by entering your user ID and password (all lowercase) that you received via email. If you forgot your ID or password or have trouble accessing your account, please contact the Help Desk at If you have questions about the registration process, please contact the Records Office at 401-456-8213. Please Note: Students with disability concerns, who require assistance with accessing online registration, should contact the Disability Services Center at 401-456-2776.
  3. To begin the registration process navigate from the RIC Announcements page to the RIC Student Homepage (using the top, left drop-down menu). Then click on Student Center > select Enroll from the left-hand navigation
  4. Please be sure to avoid course meeting times that conflict with each other

Please note: You may begin registering for Session I courses starting on February 26.

Add/Drop Dates and Course Loads

Summer Session I

  • May 13: classes begin and add/drop period begins
  • May 17: add/drop period ends
  • May 31: last day to withdraw from courses without permission

Summer Session II

  • June 24: classes begin and add/drop period begins
  • June 28: add/drop period ends
  • July 12: last day to withdraw from courses without permission

Undergraduate Course Load

The maximum course load during the summer is 8 credit hours per summer session. Any exception to the maximum course load policy must be approved in writing by the appropriate academic dean. 

Graduate Course Load

The maximum course load during the summer is 8 credit hours per summer session. Students holding appointments as graduate assistance or graduate research assistants are considered full-time students, but must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits each semester or 6 credits in any one summer session. 

Understanding Our Course Numbering System

Course NumbersDescription
000-009Noncredit Courses
100-199Introductory and General Education courses normally taken during the first and second year
200-299Other lower-division courses and General Education courses
300-399Courses taken by undergraduate students who have met the prerequisite(s). These courses are not accepted for credit toward graduate degrees
400-499Courses normally taken in the junior and senior years. These courses are open to graduate students for credit towards a graduate degree. The number of credits acceptable in a graduate program is limited by graduate program policies
500-599Courses open to graduate students. Normally these courses require a bachelor's degree as a prerequisite. In certain circumstances, qualified students who have earned at least 90 credit hours may be admitted, with permission of the instructor and the appropriate dean 
600-699Courses open to graduate and doctoral students only
700-799Courses open to graduate and doctoral students only
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Questions about Summer Sessions?