Alternative Admissions Programs

PEP Students

Preparatory Enrollment Program and Project ExCEL

Preparatory Enrollment Program students

Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP)

The Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP) is a bridge program for Rhode Island residents that supports the academic and personal development of first-generation college students. The program places a strong emphasis on first year support services to lay the foundation for student success. PEP students engage in a summer transition program, individual advising, and weekly programming in an affirming environment that values the diversity of individual experiences and honors the legacy of first-generation students.

Project ExCEL Coordinator, Laura Faria-Tancinco

Project ExCEL

Project ExCEL is an academic initiative at RIC to expand college access for talented bilingual students. In close partnership with high school counselors, Project ExCEL enrolls bilingual students with established academic success, and provides them with the opportunity to pursue a RIC degree. Admission requirements include successful completion of high school ESL courses, 3 units of math, 2 units of laboratory science, 2 units of social science, 2 units of foreign language (if applicable), and 5 additional units of diversified study​​​​​.

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