How to Apply
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. All students applying for undergraduate admission must complete the Common Application. This includes freshmen, transfers, second degree students, readmits and international applicants.
Students seeking admission to Rhode Island College as a freshman should submit the following:
- A completed Common Application. This includes the required 250-word college essay and $50 nonrefundable application fee. The Common Application may be completed online at
- Official high school transcripts and School (Guidance) Counselor Recommendation
- Official scores on the SAT or ACT with ACT Writing Test*
SAT code: 3724
ACT code: 3810
Important COVID-19 Coronavirus Standardized Test Scores Update
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions' goal is to provide flexibility and support for the Fall 2021 admissions cycle. Therefore, standardized test scores will not be a factor in determining admission to RIC, the honors program and merit scholarship consideration.
We will continue our holistic review of student applications (evaluation of full academic record and completed high school coursework; as well as consideration of the college essay, demonstrated potential, recommendations, and extracurricular activities) in order to make informed admissions decisions.
Thank you on behalf of the Admissions Team,
Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
IMPORTANT UPDATES - Priority Deadline for merit-based scholarships and honors consideration has been extended for First-Year Students.
Scholarships and honors: January 15th
Regular Decision: March 15th
Enrollment and Housing Deposit: May 1st
Spring Admission (January): December 15th
Financial Aid (FAFSA): October 1-March 1st (FAFSA and Rhode Island College Financial Aid Form)
Home-schooled students should submit transcripts from an accredited correspondence school, plus any transcript(s) showing earned college credit (if applicable).
Those whose curriculum is not provided by an accredited correspondence school, must submit scores on any three of the following SAT Subject Tests: Literature, American or World History, Math Level C, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any foreign language. In lieu of SAT Subject tests, these students may submit scores on the GED (minimum score of 50 is required). The admissions decision will be based primarily on test scores.