Persons holding baccalaureate degrees from regionally accredited institutions may apply to Rhode Island College for a second undergraduate degree.
At the time of application, students must have completed a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (3.0 for Nursing and 2.7 for Radiologic Technology applicants). Previous college course work must be comparable to coursework currently taught at Rhode Island College.
Candidates for a second degree must successfully complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Rhode Island College. Some programs, such as elementary education, may include over 90 credit hours, depending upon the student's first undergraduate major.
In those areas where an advanced degree is offered, approval by the department chair and divisional dean is required for admission under the provision of the second-degree program. Admission to a second bachelor's degree program does not guarantee admission to those programs with a secondary admission process (i.e. education, nursing, social work, medical imaging).