Matriculation and Registration
Once you receive a letter of admission from the URI Graduate School and accept your admission, you will be considered matriculated (active in the program). A follow-up letter from GSLIS will list your initial academic advisor.
- How to activate your e-Campus account: Click on "First Time Users Register Here!," then follow the instructions.
- When to register for classes: Check the detailed academic calendar at the Enrollment Services site to learn the registration time for new matriculated students.
- How to register for classes: Registration is online. Follow the "Step-by-Step Guide to e-Campus for Students" to find directions.
- When to contact your academic advisor: Contact your advisor to outline a program of study by the end of your first semester. The following courses are required of all GSLIS students and should be taken early in the program, as prerequisites to electives: LSC 502, LSC 504, LSC 505, and LSC 508. Most students prefer not to take LSC 504 and 505 in the same term. If you wish to take electives in your first term and need advice when faculty members are unavailable, you may e-mail the director, email@example.com.
You may petition to defer your admission for up to a year after the term for which you were initially admitted. To do so, notify the Director of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in writing, with a brief explanation of your reasons. The Director's recommendation will be forwarded to the Deans of the Graduate School for a final decision.
Maintaining Active Status
To maintain active status in the program, you must be continuously enrolled. This means you must register for at least one URI course each fall and spring from the time you matriculate until graduation. (See "Graduate Study Registration." Note that summer session attendance is not required for continuous enrollment.) If you plan not to enroll in a fall or spring semester, consult with your academic advisor and/or the GSLIS Student Affairs Office in advance. Typical situations:
- A life emergency forces you to withdraw from school for a semester or a year. You write a petition for Leave of Absence to the Director of GSLIS, including a brief explanation and the date at which you plan to resume your program. The Director forwards it with the GSLIS recommendation to the Deans of the Graduate School.
- You wish to take a specialized course at another institution for transfer into your program. Your advisor evaluates the course, and if it is appropriate, helps you add it to your Program of Studies, along with supporting detail to facilitate approval by the Director and the Deans of the Graduate School. You also file a Prior Approval Form to that you are still considered an active student during your absence.
By contacting GSLIS in advance, you avoid fees for continuous registration and petitioning for readmission to the program.
Students who are considering the program or awaiting an acceptance sometimes wish to take courses in non-matriculated status before admission. Up to 6 credits in non-matriculated status may be counted toward the MLIS. To register in e-Campus: