Transfer Resource Center

Roosevelt Hall Room 114, 90 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.4972 (ph); 401.874.5085 (fax)

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Transferring Credits to URI


Transferring courses taken at Community College of Rhode Island or Rhode Island College is easy!

  1. Go to the RI transfer guide online
  2. Follow the instructions under ‘Course-to-Course Equivalencies

After completing the course(s) you must submit an Official Transcript to the  address to the left for proper posting of credits to your URI record.

Credit Transfer Options

Option 1: Check to see if the course is pre-approved
Click the link below to see the alphabetical list (by school) of courses previously approved.

Option 2: Apply for approval
If a course is not listed in our Previously Approved Courses Database, download the Prior Approval Form and follow the directions indicated on the form.

Once you have completed the course you would like to transfer to URI, you must submit an Official Transcript to this address:

A grade of “C” or better will transfer. Grades earned at another institution will not be included in the calculation of your GPA at URI.

Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Credit
If you took Advanced Placement (AP) courses in your senior year of high school, your scores will come electronically to URI in the summer preceding the first semester of matriculation, if you have selected us as a receiving institution. If, however, you took AP courses in any other year of high school, you must request to have the transcript sent to the University directly from College Board: Send your scores to the above address.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Transcripts are evaluated within 21 days of your acceptance to the University of Rhode Island. All new students accepted into the College of Arts & Sciences, and all new students who are Undeclared in their major, will have their transcripts evaluated by the Transfer Resource Center. *Please note that courses only with a grade of C or better will be considered for transfer.

A review of course content determines how courses are evaluated. All “college level courses” successfully completed at an accredited institution will be determined to meet requirements as either transferable credits, general education credits, or as elective credits. Once the transcript is posted, we will mail you a welcome letter, along with your transfer credit report.

All other colleges at the University of Rhode Island are responsible for completing transfer credit evaluations for their majors:

To access your transfer credit evaluation online:

  1. Log in to e-Campus, (if you have never logged in to ecampus before please review the step by step guide to ecampus for detailed instructions.
  2. Look at the portion of the page labeled “Academics”, you will see a drop down menu, click on the menu and select “Transfer Credit Report”.

How to Interpret your Transfer Credit Evaluation
There are three different ways how your credits can transfer into the University. Listed below is a detailed explanation of what you might find on your URI transcript.

Community College of RI URI
Course to Course Equivalency is when a course from another institution matches a specific URI course. ENGL 1200 Introduction to Literature ENGL 110 Introduction to Literature
Course to General Education Equivalency is when a course from another institution does not have a direct URI equivalency but still fulfills a general education category. HIST 2270 World Religions RLS 1XL (Religious Studies, 100 level, Letters general education category)
Elective Credit Equivalency is a course transferring in but does not have a direct URI equivalency and does not fulfill a general education elective. SPAN 1000 Basic Spoken Spanish XXX 1XX (Free elective credit, Course subject does not match URI courses but still warrants college credit)

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