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Q. Why am I unable to create my E-Campus account?
A. In order to create your account, your internet browser properties must be set to English
Q. Is there a separate application for international students?
A. No. All applicants, both freshman and transfer, should complete the Common Application
and URI supplement which you can find at URI Admission web site.
Q. Does the University of Rhode Island require applicants to submit official documents?
A. Yes. All applicants must send official secondary school records (and if you are a transfer
student, post-secondary records). Original documents or certified true copies of originals
are considered official. If the documents are not in English, you must submit both the
original and a certified English translation. If applicable, students must provide official
results and certificates of completion from national secondary examinations. These
must arrive in an envelope that has been stamped and sealed by a school official or
uploaded electronically to the Common Application by that official.
Q. Must freshman applicants submit official results of an SAT or ACT?
A. Freshman applicants are not required to submit the results of an SAT or ACT.
However, for merit scholarship consideration we recommend that these scores
Q. Must I take the TOEFL or IELTS examinations if I want to be considered for regular
A. For regular admission, applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate
proficiency in English. URI will accept the official results of a TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson
Test of English. If you completed 4 years in an English-speaking school and earned high
grades in your English courses, this proficiency requirement may be waived.
Q. Must I take the TOEFL or IELTS examinations if I want to be considered for conditional
A. For conditional admission, applicants do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS. These
students will be considered for conditional admission based upon their academic
achievement. Conditionally admitted students will be required to study English at the
A.C.E. English Language Institute on the URI campus and complete up through level 6
of the English language program before they can enter URI directly.
Q. Will the University of Rhode Island accept faxed, scanned, or photocopied documents
and/or standardized test scores?
Q. Will I receive transfer credit for foreign university coursework?
A. In most cases, as an international transfer student, transcripts of your university studies
must be formally evaluated by a URI-recommended credential evaluation agency. Official
course descriptions (in English) may be requested by the head of your department before
transfer credit is awarded.
Q. If I already have achieved a bachelor's degree, may I apply for another undergraduate
A. Yes, you would apply as a transfer student.
Q. I am looking for a Master's and/or PhD. Do I send my application to the Undergraduate
A. No. You should contact Graduate Admission to apply to these programs.
Q. Is it possible to receive academic credit for high scores on the AP exams or IB tests?
A. Yes. See our web site for course equivalencies.
Q. Is it possible to receive academic credit for superior results on certain secondary
A. In some countries, superior results on final examinations demonstrate a level of
achievement beyond most standard high school programs. Final credit will be
determined by the student's academic department at URI on an individual basis.
Q. What is the process for obtaining a student visa?
A. If you are accepted to URI and choose to enroll, you will need to provide documented
proof of financial responsibility to the Office of International Students and Scholars.
Once the Office of International Students and Scholars receives the required information,
they will send you an I-20 student visa form. You must then make an appointment to
apply for a student visa at an American embassy or consulate.
Q. Is housing on campus guaranteed for international students?
A. Yes. All international students who pay their enrollment and housing deposits on time
are guaranteed on campus housing.
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