2019-2020 Catalog

Admissions Policy

The admissions policy at Rhode Island College is formulated by a committee of faculty, administrators and students. Generally, the most important factor in an admissions decision is the applicant’s academic credentials. However, since the college recognizes the value of special backgrounds and experiences, it bases its final decision on the applicant’s overall record. Additional factors considered include recommendations, academic potential, school and community activities, and—for certain applicants—standardized test scores. Students are selected without regard to race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, status as a special disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Vietnam Era veteran or any other veteran who served in active duty. Applicants to Rhode Island College are expected to adhere to standards of academic honesty in completing the application process. By signing the application, the applicant attests that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of the applicant’s knowledge. The admissions office may withdraw an application or rescind the acceptance offered, if a violation of academic honesty is discovered.