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The University of Rhode Island is unable to accept faxed, scanned, or photocopied documents.
All academic documents must be submitted directly by the institution or issuing authority in an envelope that is stamped and sealed by an official representative of that institution or authority. Academic documents may also be uploaded to the Common Application by such officials.
Click here for examples of how an official document should be received by mail.
A completed application includes the following:
Please Note: Early Action applicants will be notified of their admission decision on February 3, 2014. If mid-year grades or other information is requested, applicants may not receive a decision until end of March.
Merit scholarships are available for international students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. For scholarship consideration we recommend that students take the SAT or ACT; however, we understand that not all students are able to take these exams. Students who do not submit these test scores will be considered for merit awards on an individual basis.
All transfer requirements should be completed along with the following:
If you are an international transfer student, your transcripts of university studies must be formally evaluated by one of the following credential evaluation agencies. Please request a course-by-course evaluation and have an official report sent directly to URI.
URI will accept evaluations from any NACES certified agency. Please visit NACES.org for a list of approved credit evaluators. Also, please note that official course descriptions (in English) may be requested by the head of your department before transfer credit is awarded.
STUDY ENGLISH by attending the A.C.E. Language Institute located on the URI campus. You can receive conditional admission to URI if you meet the academic requirements, but do not meet the English proficiency requirement. Study intensive English at A.C.E. through Level 6 and then enter URI directly with no TOEFL score required. Click here to learn more about A.C.E. English Language Institute. Applicants seeking admission to the 0-6 PharmD program are not eligible for Conditional Admission.
Remember that as a conditional admission applicant, you are not required to send the following:
If you are applying to the A.C.E. Language Institute at the University of Rhode Island, you will need to apply directly to the university and receive conditional admission using the Common Application.
Apply online to the University of Rhode Island for conditional admission using the Common Application.
Apply to the University of Rhode Island for conditional admission by downloading a paper application.
A completed application includes the following:
Send the materials listed above to:
URI Undergraduate Admission
14 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Conditional Admission Deadlines:
Deadlines can be flexible and applications will be accepted on a space available basis.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit one of the following:
Most students will be required to take one of the English language tests listed above. Applicants who have attended a secondary school or post-secondary school where the language of instruction is English may be exempt from submitting these test results, dependent upon their English grades and their Critical Reading SAT score. This will be determined on an individual basis.
The Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars supervises the entire program for students and faculty members from other countries. URI only grants the I-20 after admission. Click here here for more information.
Address inquiries concerning I-20 and DS-2019 forms, health certificates, visas, and financial responsibility forms to:
Office of International Students and Scholars
University of Rhode Island
37 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881-1966 USA
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 (U.S.).
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 be submitted.
Q. Must I take the TOEFL or IELTS examinations if I want to be considered for regular admission?
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 admission?
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 degree?
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 Admission office?
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 school-leaving examinations?
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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