Transfer Admission

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We are accepting applications to the RN to BS in Nursing from students who will be completing an ADN or RN certificate program.

Several other colleges and majors have special transfer admission requirements. Please see “Special Requirements for More Competitive Majors” below.

We do not accept transfer students to the Pre-licensure Nursing program or Doctorate of Pharmacy Program.

Transfer Students and Credits

A transfer applicant is a student who has attended another regionally accredited college or university in any capacity after graduating from high school, regardless of whether any credits have actually been earned. If you have earned college credits while still enrolled in high school, or in a dual enrollment program, please refer to information for Advanced Standing and Dual Enrollment.

If you have earned credit at another regionally accredited college or university, your transcript will be evaluated for transfer credit within 21 days after your acceptance to the University of Rhode Island. For more information about transferring credits, visit the Transfer Resource Center website.

General Requirements for Transfer Students

Admission preference is given to applicants who have completed college-level, academic courses covering a range of subjects including mathematics, communications, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and fine and performing arts. Remedial/developmental courses and vocational courses (i.e. culinary, applied technical science) are not transferable.

Transfer Application Deadlines

Spring SemesterTalent Development
(Fall admission only)
(Fall admission only)
Fall Semester
(open programs)
Fall Scholarship
*Please note: Applicants for admission for the spring term are encouraged to submit completed applications beginning in September and not later than the posted deadline. Applicants for admission for the fall term are encouraged to submit completed applications beginning in January and not later than the posted deadlines. All admission requirements must be completed by the end of summer session one to qualify for admission to the fall semester.
Dec. 22 Dec. 15March 15June 1June 1

Special Requirements for More Competitive Majors

In some of the University’s more competitive majors, there is a limited capacity for admitting transfer students. The following competitive majors may require additional coursework and/or a higher GPA, as outlined below. If you are interested in any of these Colleges/majors, please review their specific requirements. Please note: We are no longer accepting transfer applications to the 6-year Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program or Pre-licensure Nursing program.

Those who meet the minimum requirements are eligible to apply, but admission is not guaranteed, given the extremely competitive selection process. If you are admitted to URI with another major, we cannot guarantee you will eventually be admitted to the major of your choice.

Register for a Transfer Admission Information Session. Admitted and current students should contact the Transfer Resource Center with questions.

Please note the Office ofAdmission does not evaluate credit. Credit evaluations are done by the Academic Colleges within 21 days of acceptance. Admitted transfer students should contact New Student Programs for advising and registration information.

AP and IB Credit Information
Continuing Education
Rhode Island Transfer Guide
Transfer Resource Center
Transferring Courses to URI

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