Finish What You Started

Are you a non-traditional student who needs help figuring out how to return to school? FWYS is a supportive program designed just for adults like you. – 401.277.5454

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Student Resources

Advisor Meeting

One-on-one advising assures you earn your dream degree.

Your Finish-What-You-Started Coordinator and Academic Advisory will work as a team to help you navigate your admission into the University and arrange your course schedule. We’ve put together the following resources to help speed the process.

Re-admission Application

The Finish-What-You-Started Program partners with colleges to guide former University of Rhode Island Students to re-admission. The decision about whether to re-admit students rests solely with the individual colleges, but your coordinator will assist you in the process. The first step to re-admission is completing and submitting the re-admission form.

Transfer Credits

If you completed courses at another institution, providing your transcript will allow your advisor to determine if those credits may transfer to the University of Rhode Island. You should request the institution mail an official, sealed transcript to the dean of the college of which hosts your desired degree.

You may also use the Transfer Course Equivalencies (TES® Database) to see whether the University of Rhode Island has a standing agreement to transfer credits from specific courses. The database is meant as a guide. All transfer credit must be approved by your dean’s office.

CLEP Exams

Administered by the College Board, passing these exams can provide college credit. Some restrictions apply. Contact Ken Jolicoeur at 401.277.5057 or at for specific questions. Learn more about the exams in general at the College Board’s website.


The University offers a scholarship for qualified students looking to complete their undergraduate degree. Learn more about the scholarship.


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