Feinstein Providence Campus
At the University’s Feinstein Providence campus, students will discover several options:
• For the adult student, the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education (ASFCCE).
Applicants to ASFCCE are admitted under “performance-based admission” (PBA). For URI applicants without recent evidence of academic success, but with the potential to successfully complete college-level work, this represents an opportunity to pursue a college degree. PBA is available to applicants whose last formal, full-time educational experience occurred at least three years ago, and who have graduated from high school or earned an equivalency diploma. PBA is limited to students applying to ASFCCE for undergraduate degree programs. For more information, contact an academic advisor at the University’s Feinstein Providence campus, Room 245, 401.277.5160. Visit uri.edu/prov for more information about offerings through ASFCCE. Students intending to transfer from Providence to programs at the Kingston campus should be aware of all requirements and discuss them with their advisor.
• For those interested in a fast track to a career in biotechnology, the Providence campus offers the Biotechnology Manufacturing Program.
The Biotechnology Manufacturing Program is offered as a part of the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science in an intensive format that culminates in accelerated industry-based employment opportunities. See “Biotechnology Manufacturing Option” for more information or call 401.277.5050. Visit uri.edu/prov.
• For the high school senior seeking an education in an urban setting, the URI Providence campus offers another admission option:
Graduating high school seniors have the option to enroll at the Feinstein Providence campus as commuter students, a good choice for students who want a high quality URI education but prefer a nonresidential campus in the state’s urban center. Because it is smaller and nonresidential, the Feinstein Providence campus has a reduced fee structure that gives commuter students a greater value for their tuition dollars. There are currently three majors for which traditional age students (18-22 year olds) can complete their courses of study entirely in Providence: psychology, communication studies, and human development and family studies. Other majors may require students to register for some or all of their upper-level courses in Kingston. Even if they have not yet decided on a major, students may elect to begin their studies at the Feinstein Providence campus immediately after they have graduated from high school. Application is made directly through the URI Admission Office at uri.edu/admission. Select Apply Now to access the Common Application, where you will be prompted to indicate your interest in the Providence Campus.