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Phone: 401-277-5000


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Concurrent Enrollment Program

The Concurrent Enrollment Program at the University of Rhode Island offers students in high schools the chance to study college level courses and receive college credit for their efforts. Students benefit by the opportunity to address the challenges of college level curricula with their high school teachers in a familiar environment at fees substantially lower than on-campus courses.

HS Teacher Information & Qualifications

High School teachers deliver URI approved college course content in the HS classroom. It is a specific university department/college that agrees to a partnership with a RI high school to offer a course at the high school. For a high school teacher to be approved for teaching a URI course, the teacher must submit official transcript information to the college department to verify a Master's degree in the content area. Both the department and the college must approve the credentials of any teacher designated to teach an approved URI course. The approval process takes about six weeks.

High school teachers can only teach the approved college syllabus with all designated books and course materials. They are closely supervised by a URI faulty member through on site visits-at least twice a semester, observation of classes, reading student papers, checking teacher comments on student work and teaching model lessons from time to time. In some cases, high school teachers may be expected to attend a one day URI event to engage with faculty members and other high school teachers delivering the same course content.

High School teachers interested in finding out about how to connect with a specific URI department to discuss the possibility of offering an approved URI course at their high school can contact Christine P. Dolan, christine@uri.edu401-277-5388.

For WRITING 104 course questions/inquiries, please contact Frank Romanelli Jr, fromanelli@uri.edu401-277-5057.
Twitter: @fromanelli41 #ECHSP

Student Eligibility

This program is designed for motivated students, typically juniors and seniors, who seek to get a head start on college credit and who are looking to be challenged academically while in high school. To be eligible students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA or recommendation of school counselor or teacher.

Program Details

High schools enter into a partnership with the University of Rhode Island

  • Students taking concurrent courses currently register through the Office of Special Programs, URI Feinstein Providence Campus. Students taking concurrent enrollment courses register directly through the URI eCampus system.
  • The concurrent enrollment course cost is $195 for a three credit course or $260 for a four credit course which will be covered by The Prepare RI initiative. Every qualifying student in a public RI high school can take postsecondary courses as part of their high school requirements at no cost to the student or family.
  • Upon course completion, a grade is recorded on your high school transcript and on an official URI transcript. Credits will carry over when you enroll at URI, or they may transfer to one of the many colleges or universities that accept URI credits.

Current URI courses available in the Concurrent Enrollment Program

WRT 104 Writing to Inform and Explain (3)
Writing emphasizing the sharing of information. Varieties and strategies of expository writing for differing audiences and situations. Genres may include reports, proposals, letters, reviews, Web sites, academic essays.

AVS 101 Introduction to Animal Science (3) 
Animal industry's role in world and national economy; inheritance, growth, physiology, nutrition, and diseases of domestic animals and poultry; geographic distribution and marketing of animal products.

BCH 190: Issues in Biotechnology (3) Online 
Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. (Online)

BUS 140: Introduction to Business (3)
Applications, concepts, and skills relevant to information technology in the context of the modern business environment. Topics include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and internet software.

BUS 110: Business Computing Applications (3)
Nature, philosophy, objectives, and scope of the American business system. Emphasis on the interrelations of the functional areas.

BUS 201: Financial Accounting (3) 
Basic concepts and systems used in financial accounting for business organizations.

CSF 102: Fundamentals for Cyber Security (4)
This course provides an overview of the technical background required to provide solutions to many cyber security problems. This background includes: binary/hex number systems, operating systems concepts, file systems, OSI model, network topologies and protocols, and wireless standards and implementations. (Online)

Current participating schools:

  • Barrington HS
  • Bishop Hendricken HS
  • Burrillville HS
  • Central HS
  • Classical HS
  • Coventry HS
  • Cranston East HS
  • Cranston West HS
  • Cumberland HS
  • E-Cubed Academy HS
  • East Greenwich HS
  • East Providence HS
  • Exeter-West Greenwich HS
  • Johnston HS
  • Middletown HS
  • Mt. Hope HS
  • Narragansett HS
  • North Providence HS
  • Pilgrim HS
  • Portsmouth HS
  • Shea HS
  • Smithfield HS
  • South Kingstown HS
  • Textron Chamber HS
  • Tiverton HS
  • Tolman HS
  • Warwick Vets HS
  • Westerly HS