Transfer Students

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RIC makes transferring easy, affordable, and focused on your personal success.

Apply to Transfer Now!

The transfer application deadline for Fall 2023 admission has now been extended to July 1. Students interested in transferring to Rhode Island College from another college or university must complete the Common Application. We look forward to reviewing your application! 

Explore Transfer Students

Transfer Student Admission Process

Students applying to Rhode Island College should submit:

  • a completed Common Application and nonrefundable $50 application fee. Please note: Recommender forms included in the Common Application are not required. Simply request an offline form in this section to skip.
  • official transcripts from all college(s) attended

Transfer applications will be reviewed when all transcripts are received. Decisions for transfer students are based on their college-level academic record.

Transfer students must have earned at least a 2.0 GPA with 24 or more earned college credits in a diversified program of study.

Transfer Credits

You may transfer up to 75 credits from a regionally accredited college or university for courses in which you have earned a grade of C or higher, as long as the courses are comparable to what is taught at RIC. 

You will receive a preliminary, unofficial credit evaluation upon acceptance to Rhode Island College. An official evaluation of transfer credit will be completed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for all students once they enroll at the college.

Prior to acceptance, applicants may view a list of prior approved courses and build a credit evaluation using RIC’s Transfer Evaluation System (TES)

Rhode Island College also accepts proficiency credit awarded through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests and DANTES (armed forces).

JST transcripts are evaluated for prior learning credit. Students submitting military transcripts will receive a separate letter awarding credit based on ACE Credit Recommendations included in the JST.

Important Deadlines

Fall Admission (September start)

Transfer & Second Degree Applicants: July 1

Spring Admission (January start)

  • Second Degree Applicants: November 1
  • Transfer Applicants: November 15

FAFSA/Financial Aid

March 15 for fall; November 15 for spring

Scheduling a Transfer Appointment

Students may request a preliminary evaluation through email by sending transcripts and their intended major to You can also make an appointment with one of our transfer admissions counselors, Brian Stevens or Lucas Del Savio to learn more about the transfer admission process and how credits will transfer from another college or university.

Rhode Island College representatives visit community college campuses regularly. Meet with your advising office to learn when RIC will be on your campus.

Applying for Readmission

Undergraduate degree candidates in strong academic standing who withdrew from Rhode Island College are eligible to re-register without completing a formal application for admission, unless they have taken courses at another college or university during their absence or have any course credit(s) 10 years old or older. More about readmission

Meet the RIC Transfer Counselors

Jeniece Gonzalez '22

Jeniece Gonzalez ‘22

"I was able to meet with a RIC transfer counselor who guided me through the transfer process. The move from CCRI to RIC was incredibly seamless."

What sets RIC apart from the rest

of RIC students are first generation college students
College for Social Mobility in New England among public regional universities - 2022 U.S. News & World Report
of RIC students receive financial aid