Undergraduate Admission

14 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881 ph: 401.874.7000

Transfer Admission

Thank you for your interest in the University of Rhode Island!

We are no longer admitting transfer students to the following programs for the fall 2016 or spring 2017 semesters.

  • Pre-licensure nursing
  • Kinesiology-Exercise Science Concentration (including pre-pt)

All transfer students must complete all core business prerequisites before they are eligible for admission to the College of Business Administration. While students may be completing their prerequisites in the term during which they are applying, admission priority is given to students with fewer prerequisites remaining at the time of application. Students transferring for the fall 2016 semester, must have all core courses completed by the end of summer session one (mid-July). 

We do not accept transfer students to the Doctorate of Pharmacy Program.

Please note if you choose to attend URI, there will be no opportunity for on campus-change of major (internal transfer) to the aforementioned majors at a later date. There are no exceptions to this policy.   

Transfer Students and Credits

A transfer applicant is a student 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 Advanced Standing and Dual Enrollment.

If you have earned credit at another regionally accredited college or university, your transcript will be evaluated for transfer credit within 21 days after your acceptance to the University of Rhode Island. For more information about transferring credits, visit the Transfer Resource Center website.

General Requirements for Transfer Students

Admission preference is given to applicants who have completed college-level, academic courses covering a range of subjects including mathematics, communications, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and fine and performing arts. Remedial/developmental courses and vocational courses (i.e. culinary, applied technical science) are not transferable.

Take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus and learn why URI tops the list for so many prospective students!

Transfer Application Deadlines

Spring SemesterTalent Development
(Fall admission only)
(Fall admission only)
Fall Semester
(open programs)
Fall Scholarship
*Please note: Applicants for admission for the spring term are encouraged to submit completed applications beginning in September and not later than the posted deadline. Applicants for admission for the fall term are encouraged to submit completed applications beginning in January and not later than the posted deadlines. All admission requirements must be completed by the end of summer session one to qualify for admission to the fall semester.
Dec. 15 Dec. 15March 15June 1June 1

Special Requirements for More Competitive Majors

In some of the University’s more competitive majors, there is a limited capacity for admitting transfer students. The following competitive majors may require additional coursework and/or a higher GPA, as outlined below. If you are interested in any of these Colleges/majors, please review their specific requirements. Please note: We are no longer accepting transfer applications to the 6-year Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.

Those who meet the minimum requirements are eligible to apply, but admission is not guaranteed, given the extremely competitive selection process. If you are admitted to URI with another major, we cannot guarantee you will eventually be admitted to the major of your choice.

Transfer Admission Advising is available by appointment. Meetings are limited to 20 minutes. Transfer Appointments are for prospective transfer students, who have additional questions regarding the admission process after reviewing the transfer webpage.  Admitted and current students should contact the Transfer Resource Center with questions.

Please note the Admission Office does not evaluate credit. Credit evaluations are done by the Academic Colleges within 21 days of acceptance.  Admitted transfer students should contact New Student Programs for advising and registration information.

AP and IB Credit Information
Continuing Education
Rhode Island Transfer Guide
Transfer Resource Center
Transferring Courses to URI

Contact Us

If you have additional questions or need assistance on a specific issue, please contact us at transferadmission@uri.edu or URI:
14 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Transfer Admission
Think Big We Do

Copyright © 2016 University of Rhode Island.