Frequently Asked Questions
After we receive your Common Application, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to log into your RIC applicant portal and view the status of your application. All required materials must be received before your application is reviewed and an admissions decision is made. Decisions are made on a rolling basis. We do not release admissions decisions over the phone.
Incoming students with a 3.8 GPA or higher, or who are ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class, may be considered for the Honors Program. The priority deadline for Honors Program consideration is December 15.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available December 31, 2023. New and returning students seeking financial aid from Rhode Island College for the 2024-2025 academic year are advised to file the FAFSA as soon as the online application becomes available at Federal Student Aid.
RIC's Federal School Code is 003407.
Yes. Rhode Island College provides free parking permits to our campus community. Once enrolled, you can request a parking permit through Campus Police.
No. You may take a class as a non-degree student. Non-degree students earn credits and pay per credit, but will not yet be in a degree program. Non-degree students are typically not eligible for financial aid (except in a limited number of certificate programs).
No. In many cases, undergraduate degree candidates who withdrew from RIC and did not attend another college or university during their absence, are eligible to re-register through the Records Office without completing a formal application. Instead, they should submit the Student Reactivation Form.
Please contact the Records Office at email@example.com with any additional questions.
Congratulations! Accepted students should submit their $200 enrollment deposit via their MyRIC portal to secure their place in the class. Once your enrollment deposit is paid, you will receive a RIC email address as well as information about New Student Orientation.