Early Registration

Early registration is one of the most popular benefits of the Honors Program at URI.

To be eligible for early registration, Honors students must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Maintain a cumulative URI grade point average of 3.40 or higher*
  • Make satisfactory progress towards Honors Program requirements by having completed at least one Honors course within the previous two semesters. Second-semester freshmen who are enrolled in their first Honors course in the spring and have a 3.4 or higher URI GPA are exempted from this requirement and will be invited to complete early registration for the fall.

How it works

Early registration is not automatic. At the beginning of each semester, eligible students are notified about the opportunity to register early for courses the following semester. To receive early registration, eligible Honors students must:

  • Attend a group advising session with an Honors advisor (schedule is announced at the beginning of each semester, with eligibility notification.);
  • Declare your intent to complete the Honors Program and file a form indicating your progress towards program completion; and
  • Meet with your major or University College advisor to discuss how best to integrate Honors requirements with your program(s) of study; have your advisor sign your Honors form and submit the signed copy to the Honors Program office by the specified deadline.

*Grade point average of 3.30 or higher for students who began their studies in the fall of 2014 or earlier