Rhode Island College

2017-2018 Catalog


Registration - Undergraduate

Registration Procedures

Degree Candidates

Each student is assigned a day and time to register, which can be found in the student’s MyRIC account. Information regarding course offerings is available online for all students prior to the registration period at www.ric.edu/recordsOffice/Bulletin.php.

Incoming Freshmen

Information on freshman orientation is mailed to incoming freshmen by the Office of Academic Support and Information Services. Orientation provides for academic advisement and course registration as well as an introduction to campus life.

Incoming Transfer, Readmit and Second Degree Students

Information on transfer orientation is mailed to incoming transfer, readmit and second degree students by the Office of Academic Support and Information Services. Orientation provides for academic advisement and course registration as well as an introduction to campus life.

Nondegree Students

New and returning nondegree students may register during the late registration period. Those interested in taking undergraduate courses are advised to contact the Records Office.

A late fee of $10 is charged to those who do not complete registration during the designated periods.

Preregistration

Some departments conduct an early registration for their courses. This procedure is usually restricted to department majors and allows students to enroll before the registration period. Students should check with the departments in which they wish to take courses.

Adding/Dropping Courses

Any adjustment in a student’s schedule may be made through the Web registration system. Courses may be added at any time during the first two weeks of classes, and a student may withdraw without a grading penalty up to midsemester.

Interinstitutional Agreements

Providence College

Students registered at Rhode Island College may take courses at Providence College if the courses are not offered at Rhode Island College. Students must have the written approval of the chair of the Rhode Island College department involved as well as the permission of the appropriate department chair and instructor at Providence College.

In order to qualify for this exchange program, the student must be enrolled full time (taking 12 to 18 credit hours per semester). Rhode Island College will pay Providence College the Providence College tuition for each student enrolled in an approved course, provided the combined total of credit hours taken at Rhode Island College and Providence College does not exceed 18.

The student will, in turn, reimburse Rhode Island College for the difference in tuition costs at Rhode Island College and Providence College. Should the combined total of credit hours exceed 18, the student will be responsible for paying the entire Providence College charge for all credit hours over 18.

This agreement is a reciprocal one, allowing students from Providence College to have the same benefits.

University of Rhode Island/Community College of Rhode Island

Any student who has paid full-time fees at Rhode Island College may take a maximum of 7 credits during each of the fall and spring semesters at the University of Rhode Island (URI) or the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) or both without paying additional fees. The student must be enrolled for at least 5 credits at Rhode Island College, and the total number of credits taken at all institutions combined must be 18 or less. The forms required for this procedure are available at the Records Office. This agreement is a reciprocal one, allowing students at URI and CCRI to have the same benefits.

Transcripts

For a one-time charge of $30, official transcripts are issued by the Records Office upon written request, by using the RIConnect system or using the online request for alumni or former students at www.ric.edu/recordsoffice/transcripts.php. Telephone and fax requests will not be honored. Transcripts are free for alumni and former students.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Rhode Island College maintains students’ records to support its educational and service programs. Its policies and procedures governing the utilization and maintenance of such records are in accordance with state and federal laws. The FERPA policy can be found at www.ric.edu/recordsoffice/ferpa.php.