Joint Admission/CCRI


The Joint Admission Agreement (JAA) is available to first-time Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) students who, prior to earning 30 credits, matriculate into one of the recognized JAA transition plans. Each transition plan specifies specific courses and general education requirements to complete the program. Students will be guaranteed admission to URI by enrolling in the JAA, earning a 2.4 Grade Point Average (GPA), and completing courses listed in a JAA Transition Plan. There may be secondary admission requirements for programs like business, medical lab science, and education. Please review each plan with your CCRI advisor. A total of no more than 60 credits will be transferred to URI through the JAA Program. Only programs specified below and are noted as JAA programs with transition plans are included in this agreement.

A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: If you plan to transfer to URI via the JAA Program, it is very important that you DO NOT COMPLETE the Common Application found on many URI Admission websites. Completing the Common Application will withdraw you from the JAA Program and you will no longer be eligible for the JAA Tuition Achievement Award. Please complete the appropriate forms below:

  • JAA Enrollment Form: This form is for students new to JAA and have earned fewer than 30 credits. All additional JAA program eligibility requirements must be satisfied and will be verified to join the program:
  • JAA Intent to Enroll: Complete this form early the semester before you plan to graduate CCRI and then transfer to URI (January for Fall Admission; September for Spring Admission): Please note, your JAA Intent to Enroll will not be reviewed until an official CCRI transcript is received by with your Intent to Enroll.

URI JAA Requirements

To be successful in the JAA program, students should be familiar with the program requirements, which are outlined in the Intent to Enroll Contract and Checklist

The Joint Admissions Agreement Award for Academic Achievement (JAA-AAA)

Academically successful CCRI students who are enrolled under the Joint Admission Agreement are entitled to a tuition reduction through the Joint Admissions Award for Academic Achievement (JA-AAA) once they enroll at URI. To qualify for the JA-AAA, students must be active participants in the JAA, earn an associate’s degree from CCRI, complete the required courses listed on the student JAA transition plan and graduate with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). The amount of the tuition reduction for the first year at URI depends on the students, cumulative GPA upon graduation from CCRI:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 results in a 10% reduction off of instate tuition
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.25 results in a 20% reduction off of instate tuition
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above results in a 30% reduction off of instate tuition

Students paying out of state tuition will receive the dollar equivalencies to the aforementioned discounts.

Students who maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at URI can renew the tuition waiver for a second or third year. The JAA-AAA is valid for no more than 6 semesters. PLEASE NOTE: THE JAA-AAA WILL NOT BE APPLIED TO SUMMER TERMS, J-TERM, OR ONLINE ACCELERATED PROGRAMS.

JAA tuition reduction applies to Fall and Spring semesters only. Summer and Winter J-Term do not apply.

Once students enroll at URI

  • Cumulative GPA must remain at 3.0 or higher at all times to be eligible for the JAA reduction.
  • There is no appeal for students who’s GPA falls below a 3.0
  • Part time students are eligible for a tuition reduction, please email with questions
  • Students on an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) can receive the tuition reduction when they return to URI
  • Students who withdraw from URI and then return are not eligible for tuition discount

Review Process

  • A review GPA and Major code/Curriculum to ensure students are following an approved JAA program.
  • Transfer Resource Center and University College will complete a review of student records twice a year in January & May – after grades are posted on e-Campus.

Contact Information

CCRI JAA Advisor
Anna Battye, CCRI Transfer Center

URI Transfer Resource Center
Current URI _JAA students
Debra Cohen & John Rooney

For questions regarding URI-JAA pre-admission
Victor Silvae mail: