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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.
Please Note: Early Action applicants will be notified of their admission decision on February 2, 2015. If mid-year grades or other information is requested, applicants may not receive a decision until end of March.
Conditional Admission Deadlines:
Deadlines can be flexible and application will be accepted on a space available basis.
Merit scholarships are available for international students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. These partial tuition scholarships range in amount and are renewable each year as long as the student maintains the minimum required grade point average. The scholarships do NOT cover the costs of room and board or miscellaneous fees.
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.
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 depending upon their English grades and their Critical Reading/Writing SAT scores. This will be determined on an individual basis.
The Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars supervises the immigration process 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
View our video of current URI international student, Timothy Mackenzie.
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The University of Rhode Island was recognized for our outstanding and innovative efforts in campus internationalization.