Transfer Student Admission

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

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Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. Students interested in transferring to Rhode Island College from another college or university may complete the application here. 

Explore Transfer Students

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Anchor for a Day

See what it’s really like to be a student at Rhode Island College. Attend a RIC class, tour campus, have lunch in the dining hall with current students and staff, and even spend the night in a residence hall. Families are encouraged to attend as well so they can see all that our institution has to offer.

Transfer Student Admission Process

Applying to Transfer from Another College/University?

Please 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.

Students may view a list of corresponding courses using RIC’s Transfer Evaluation System (TES). Students transferring from CCRI or URI are advised to visit the state transfer website for more information regarding transfer within the RI state system.

Prior to acceptance, applicants may log in to Transferology, and see how their classes will transfer to Rhode Island College.

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.

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"Will my courses transfer? Add some courses and get results! Get started with Transferology."

Important Deadlines

Fall Admission (September start)

  • Transfer & Second Degree Applicants: July 15

Spring Admission (January start)

  • Transfer & Second Degree Applicants: November 15 (Please note: The deadline for Spring 2024 transfer applications has been extended!  Please submit your Common Application as soon as possible and contact with any additional questions.)

FAFSA/Financial Aid

  • Rhode Island College's Federal School Code is 003407.
  • Priority filing deadline for the FAFSA is April 15, with rolling consideration thereafter. 

Understand the 2024-25 FAFSA Filing Updates

Scheduling Transfer Evaluations and Appointments

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

Also, Rhode Island College representatives visit community college campuses regularly. Check out when RIC will be coming to you.

RIC's Reactivation Process

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.

Next Steps

To begin using your RIC account (or to regain access to RIC email, Blackboard, and MyRIC), you will need to set an initial password. Set a new password by visiting Setting your Password.

Need Additional Assistance? Contact the ITS Help Center at helpdesk@parajardin.net401-456-8803, or by visiting the walk-in lab at Whipple Hall Room 102.

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