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URI Transfer Admission

Admission Requirements

Requirements by College

Application Process

Deadlines

Housing

Additional Resources


There is limited capacity for transfer students in some of the more competitive majors within the University. Those who meet the minimum requirements are eligible to apply, but admission is not guaranteed, and the selection process is extremely competitive.

We are no longer accepting applications to the following programs:

  • 6-year Doctorate in Pharmacy Program
  • 4-year BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing
  • College of Business


Students who are not admitted to these programs and choose to enroll at URI in another major will not be able to move into these programs at a later date.


*Learn more about other opportunities for those seeking a Doctor of Physical Therapy.


Transfer Admission Requirements:

A transfer applicant is one who has attended another regionally accredited college or university in any capacity after graduating from high school, regardless of whether any credits have actually been earned. 

If you have earned college credits while still enrolled in high school, or in a "dual enrollment" program, please refer to information for "freshmen with advanced standing."

  • If you have attempted less than 24 transferrable credits, you must earn a minimum 2.8 GPA (on a scale of 4.0) and be in good standing and eligible to return to institutions attended previously. You must also meet freshman admission requirements.
  • If you have attempted at least 24 transferrable credits, you must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a scale of 4.0) and be in good standing and eligible to return to institutions attended previously. In addition, you must meet basic college-preparatory unit requirements (typically completed in high school): 4 in English, 3 in math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry), 2 in science, 2 in history/social science, and 2 units of the same foreign language.
  • If you have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science in Liberal Arts or General Studies from a regionally accredited institution, you must earn a minimum 2.4 GPA (on a scale of 4.0) and be in good standing and eligible to return to institutions attended previously. You are not required to submit a high school transcript.
  • If you have earned a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution, you must earn a minimum 2.4 GPA (on a scale of 4.0) and be in good standing and eligible to return to institutions attended previously. You are not required to submit a high school transcript.
  • If you are seeking readmission to a degree program at the University, or have already received a baccalaureate degree from URI, do not fill out the Common Application. Contact Enrollment Services for the proper forms to be completed (or call 401-277-5454).

Requirements by College:

Prospective College of Business Students

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7/40 and have completed the following courses with no grade below a "C:"

  • Calculus (or QBA 1 & 2)
  • Business Statistics
  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting

Click here for Curriculum Sheets listed by major within each college.

Application Process


Transfer applicants are required to use the Transfer Common Application and submit official transcripts, but they are not required to submit the "School Forms."

A completed application includes:

  • Electronic or official printed transcripts from all post-secondary institutions whether or not you desire or expect to receive credit for such work. Electronic transcripts should be e-mailed to transferadmission@uri.edu.
  • Official high school transcript (see aforementioned exceptions)
  • If you do have fewer than 24 credits, you must have your SAT or ACT scores sent electronically by the testing agency.
  • $65 application fee (click here for fee waiver guidelines)
  • Academic letter of recommendation

When you apply, you will receive a confirmation from the Common Application that your application has been submitted. URI will then send a letter acknowledging that we have received your application and telling you how to check the status of your application online. Due to very high mail volume, it may take up to three weeks for paper and electronic documents to be attached to your application. Once they are attached, they will reflect the actual date that they were received. If your "to do" list reflects that we have not received something, we may have in fact received it, but have not yet attached it to your file. We appreciate your patience at this very busy time of year. Please continue to check your status regularly.

If you are seeking readmission to degree candidacy at the University or have received a degree from URI, do not fill out this application. Contact Enrollment Services for the proper forms to be completed (or call 401-277-5454)


Deadlines:

 

Spring Semester - December 15
Fall Semester - June 1
Talent Development- December 15
Kinesiology (fall only) - March 1
Pre-Licensure Nursing (fall only) - May 1


Housing:


There are several housing options for students who wish to transfer to URI. These options include limited on-campus University housing in residence halls managed by Housing and Residential Life (HRL), on-campus housing through our Fraternity Managers Association, and off-campus housing in the community (many of these houses are very close to some of Rhode Island's most beautiful beaches!).

Admitted transfer students who would like to live on campus in the University- owned residence halls should pay their enrollment and housing deposits as soon as possible after being admitted, and then complete the housing application, which is available on the Department of Housing and Residential Life web site. Students will be notified about residence hall housing mid-summer.

If we are not able to offer you housing in University residence halls, or if we cannot provide an answer about residence hall housing by the time you need the information, the housing deposit will be refunded. If your enrollment at URI is contingent upon receiving housing in University residence halls, the enrollment deposit will also be refunded.

Please see the attached brochure for other housing options.

Additional Transfer Resources:


We offer 30-minute information sessions that include an overview of admission guidelines and procedures, housing options, and scholarships. Your meeting will not include an evaluation of previously earned credits or in-depth financial aid information.
Please note: admission decisions are based on academic performance, course selection, your essay, and your letter of recommendation. We do not offer interviews as part of the admission process.

To schedule an appointment, please click here.

Additional Transfer Student Information


Transfer Resource Center

Transferring Courses to URI

RI Transfer Guide

Curriculum Sheets listed by

   major within each college

Admission Deferral and

   Reactivation

Check on your APPLICATION

How to check the status of your application

Continuing Education

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