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We do not accept transfer students to the Pre-licensure Nursing program or Doctorate of Pharmacy Program
We are accepting applications to the RN to BS in Nursing from students who will be completing an ADN or RN certificate program.
Several other colleges and majors have special transfer admission requirements. Please see “Special Requirements for More Competitive Majors” below.
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.
You must earn a minimum 2.8 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), be in good standing and eligible to return to institutions previously attended. You must also meet all freshman admission requirements.
If you have previously been denied admission to URI, you must first earn 24 transferable credits with at least a 2.5 GPA to be considered again for admission.
You must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), be in good standing and eligible to return to institutions attended previously. In addition, you must meet basic college-preparatory unit requirements (typically completed in high school): 4 in English, 3 in math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry), 2 in science, 2 in history/social science, and 2 units in the same foreign language.
From a regionally accredited institution, you must earn a minimum 2.4 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), be in good standing and eligible to return to institutions previously attended. You are not required to submit a high school transcript.
» If you are seeking readmission to a degree program at URI, or have already received a URI bachelor’s degree...
Do not fill out the Common Application. Complete the Application for Readmission, available in the Office of Enrollment Services or call them at 401.874.9500.
» If you are a registered nurse with an Associate degree or diploma in Nursing, and interested in participating in the RN to BS program...
If you are interested in the RN to BS program, please visit the Nursing Admission web page for program requirements and application information.
Transfer Application Deadlines
|Spring Semester||Talent Development |
(Fall admission only)
(Fall admission only)
|*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. 15||March 15||June 1||June 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.
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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.