What is the Dual Enrollment Program at URI?
The Dual Enrollment Program at the University of Rhode Island offers high school students the chance to study college level courses on the URI campus and receive college credit for their efforts. Students benefit by the opportunity to address the challenges of college level curricula with their high school teachers. Interested students should contact their high school guidance counselor about enrolling in a URI course.
This program is designed for motivated students, typically juniors and seniors, who seek to get a head start on college credit and who are looking to be challenged academically while in high school. Students are expected to have a 3.0 minimum high school GPA and will need to meet any URI pre-requisites for open courses.
If a HS student is expecting the cost of a dual enrolled class to be covered by the Prepare RI Initiative, then a letter on school letterhead must be submitted to the Office of Special Programs affirming that the course(s) the students are enrolling in meet their HS graduation requirements.
Please submit your school letter by scan, fax or mail to:
The Office of Special Programs
ATTN: Christine P. Dolan
80 Washington St,
Providence RI 02903
How do I find a URI course?
URI does not produce a list of courses available for any semester. To find a class, HS students should begin looking at classes that are listed under our gen ed categories.
Here is where you need to enter the class and term information. For example, if are interested in COM 100 then you will need to enter the TERM (Fall or Spring), the course designation “COM” and the course number “100” and then select the campus in order to find out if this specific class is on the schedule for that term.
Please note: All HS students must meet all prerequisite criteria and abide by all URI policies regarding eligibility to enroll in a class.
How Do Students Register for Courses?
In order to register for a URI course you will first need to complete an online non-matriculating student form. Non-matric form.
Please make sure that you indicate the correct term of enrollment (Fall or Spring) based on the URI academic calendar. You will need to complete the non-matric form for each term (Fall and Spring) you enroll in a URI class.
This form can take up to 10 business days to complete so please submit it as soon as you know you will be taking a class for URI credit. We strongly recommend that you complete and submit this form no later than by January 18, 2017.
For Spring enrollment, you must complete the registration process NO LATER THAN by SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017.
Once your URI account has been confirmed via email you need to first activate your account in eCampus and then complete the registration process by adding the class through your eCampus account.
Please view this webpage for further instructions on how to do this http://web.uri.edu/enrollment/registration-help/
Upon course completion, a grade is recorded on your official URI transcript. At the end of the URI semester, you must request that an official transcript be sent to your high school guidance counselor if you expect your high school to count this class and grade towards your high school transcript. All official transcript requests can be made online through eCampus.
Credits will carry over when you enroll at URI, or they may transfer to one of the many colleges or universities that accept URI credits. More information regarding course transfers among the public higher education institutions can be found at ritranfers.org.
What is the Cost?
- The dual enrollment course cost is the regular tuition cost for non-matriculating students.
- Governor Raimondo’s Prepare RI Dual Enrollment Fund will provide funding for every qualifying public school student to take college courses from Rhode Island’s public postsecondary institutions as part of their high school requirements at no cost to the student or family. This fund does not cover the cost for private school students to take college courses, any summer course enrollments, and the cost of textbooks or other course materials.
- Any student who seeks full matriculation as a high school senior must apply to URI in their junior year through the common application and meet all application deadlines and admissions criteria for acceptance into URI. For more detailed admissions information, please visit our admissions webpage.