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Fall 2014 Application Updates

As of June 1, we will no longer be accepting freshman applications for fall 2014.

We are no longer accepting applications to the following programs:

  • 6-year Doctorate in Pharmacy Program (effective April 1, 2014)
  • 4-year BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (effective April 1, 2014)
  • Nursing (effective February 5, 2014)
  • Engineering (effective May 9, 2014)
  • College of Business (effective May 21)

Early Action Decisions

Early Action applicants will be notified of their admission decisions beginning January 31. We post admission decisions on e-Campus. Please check your application status using the instructions that were sent to you in the mail. Students whose decisions have been posted will also receive their decisions in the mail (usually within a week). 

Some students who applied Early Action will be asked to provide mid-year grades. Those students will receive an admission decision by the end of March.


Mid-year Grade Requests


If you have sent us your mid-year grades at our request (you will see this request by checking your status online using the instructions that were mailed to you when we received your application), please understand that it can take more than two weeks for us to place those mid-year grades in your application file. This is due to the very high volume of application materials arriving daily in our office. When we receive your grades, your application status will say “complete.” Your admission decision will be posted by the end of March, and a letter will be mailed to your home soon after the decision is available online. We appreciate your continued patience as we complete the careful review of each application.


When will I hear from URI?


Applications are reviewed when they become complete, although the process can take several weeks. Should we request additional information, such as mid-year grades, you can expect to receive an admission decision by the end of March. You should check the status of your application online to see if any requests are added to your "to do" list.

Early Action applicants will be notified of their admission decisions beginning January 31. Acceptance letters include detailed information on merit-based scholarships. If you apply by the regular admission deadline of February 1, you can expect to receive a decision by the end of March, unless additional information is required to review your application.


Does URI Superscore the SAT and the ACT?

Yes. URI takes the single highest score from each section of the SAT and the ACT (across all test dates) and calculate the highest total for the student.


SAT Score Choice”

We recommend that you send us all of your SAT scores, because we will take your highest score for each section from different test dates. If you elect to use “Score Choice,” your November scores may not reach us by the Early Action deadline (December 1).


Freshman Admission to the College of Pharmacy


Due to the large number of applications we receive for a limited number of spaces, admission to URI’s College of Pharmacy is highly selective.  For the fall 2013 entering class, the Admission Office received more than 1,000 applications for about 130 seats in the freshman Pharm.D. class.  We were able to admit 28% of those who applied. The average SAT score (combined Critical Reading and Math) of students offered admission was a 1320, the average ACT score was a 29, and the average high school grade point average (computed at the completion of the junior year) was a 4.1 on a weighted scale of a 4.0.


The Admission Office carefully evaluates each candidate’s strength in the following areas:

  • High School Transcript, including the rigor of the high school curriculum and academic performance
  • Standardized Test Scores (we review only SAT or ACT results)
  • Personal Essay (including an additional paragraph required of all Pharmacy applicants – details are available on the application)
  • Letters of Recommendation (we require a minimum of two letters: one from a science or math teacher and one from a guidance counselor or a teacher from another subject area)
  • Extracurricular Activities (including employment experiences) and unique talents

We strongly encourage Pharmacy applicants to submit all of their application materials by the December 1 Early Action deadline.

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