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.


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Advisor Meeting

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

Your Finish What You Started Coordinator and Academic Advisor 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

Finish What You Started partners with all degree granting colleges. The readmission decision rests solely with the individual colleges, but your coordinator will assist you in the process. If you have previously attended URI, you will need to submit an application for re-admission to your degree-granting college, along with a personal statement and official transcripts from any of the college where you completed coursework since leaving URI.

Transfer Credits

If you completed courses at another institution, providing your official transcript will allow your advisor to determine if those credits will transfer to the University of Rhode Island. You should request that the institution mail an official, sealed transcript to the Dean of the college which hosts your desired degree.
You may also use the Transfer Course Equivalencies (TES® Database) to see whether the URI has a standing agreement to transfer credits from specific courses. The database is meant as a guide. All transfer credit must be approved by the Dean’s office.

CLEP Exams

Administered by the College Board, passing these exams can provide college credit. Some restrictions apply. Learn more about the exams in general at the College Board’s website.


Learn More, call 401.277.5454 or get started online.

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