The Talent Development Program (TD) at URI serves RI high school graduates who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. A majority of TD students are students of color. Students admitted to TD have taken the required core academic courses in high school. However, the average academic profile for students accepted to the TD program is not the average academic profile for students accepted through the regular admission process. The TD program includes an intensive summer experience prior to the start of the fall semester during which students take college courses and live on campus. Those who successfully complete the program continue with their enrollment at URI in the fall.
TD students receive academic and individual support from TD advisors and mentors, and most receive the Hardge-Forleo grant (based on demonstrated financial need); need is determined by the filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Interested students must submit the application and ALL supporting material by December 15 of their senior year in high school. For more information, please visit uri.edu/admission/talent-development.