Admissions FAQs


Commonly Asked Student Questions and Answers

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has compiled a list of common student questions and the answers to them. If your concern isn't addressed here, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is open for the 2024-2025 school year. Student FAFSA information should begin being sent to colleges in mid-March. 

If you have yet to complete the FAFSA, there is still time to do so. RIC's Federal School Code is 003407.

Understand the 2024-25 FAFSA Filing Updates

Rhode Island College currently has 6 residence halls that accommodate approximately 1,200 students. We have been able to house all incoming first-year students who request to live on our beautiful suburban campus. Learn more about on-campus living and the most up-to-date housing and food costs

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).

The "New Non-Degree Student Registration" portion of Registration - General Information provides more information, or you may contact the Records Office at 401-456-8213.

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 with any additional questions.

Yes, you will need to reapply. If you left RIC and attended another college or university during your absence, you will need to complete the Common Application to be considered for admission back to the College.

More on our Transfer Process

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.

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Office of Undergraduate Admissions

If you need information about the application process, scholarships and financial aid, transfer credits, and more, our dedicated team of admissions counselors are here to guide and support you from your first campus visit to your first day of classes.