Online Profiles

University of Rhode Island - 2016

print entire profile

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

University Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

(http://www.uri.edu/admission/freshmanrequirements.html)

A minimum of 18 units of college (secondary school) preparatory work are expected:
4 in English
3 in algebra and plane geometry
2 in a physical or natural science
2 in history or social science
2 in the same foreign language
5 Additional units to total 18

Engineering applicants must complete 4 units of mathematics (including precalculus or calculus), 3 units of physical science classes with hands-on laboratories (including 1 unit of physics, 2 other physical sciences, chemistry is recommended)

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to the College of Engineering. To be admitted to the COE, students must complete at least 24 credits (including transfer credits) with a grade point average of 2.00 or better, and must also complete the following required courses with a grade point average of 2.00 or better and a grade of “C-“ or better in each course: CHM 101/102; EGR 105, 106; MTH 141, 142; PHY 203/273; and either PHY 204/274 or CHM 112/114.

http://web.uri.edu/catalog/engineering/

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Completed common application, including the $65 application fee
Copy of passport
Official secondary school transcripts in native language (or certified true copies) and official English translation. If the documents are not in English, you must submit both an official copy and a certified English translation. If applicable, you must provide official results and certificates of completion from national secondary examinations
If English is not your first language, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency. You must submit the official results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or the Pearson Test of English. The minimum requirements for the TOEFL are paper-based 550 or iBt score of 79. Minimum requirement for the IELTS is a 6.5, and the minimum requirement for the Pearson Test of English is 53
Personal Essay (Pharmacy applicants must include an additional paragraph explaining your choice of major)
SAT or ACT scores are optional, but recommended for scholarship consideration. Scores must be submitted electronically (SAT code: 3919/ACT code: 3818)
One letter of recommendation; two are required for students applying to the pharmacy program
Final transcripts of all work in progress must be submitted immediately upon completion. It is expected that such study will be concluded satisfactorily

http://www.uri.edu/admission/InternationalHome.html

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Completed common application, including the $65 application fee
Copy of passport
Official secondary school transcripts in native language (or certified true copies) and official English translation. If the documents are not in English, you must submit both an official copy and a certified English translation. If applicable, you must provide official results and certificates of completion from national secondary examinations
If English is not your first language, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency. You must submit the official results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or the Pearson Test of English. The minimum requirements for the TOEFL are paper-based 550 or iBt score of 79. Minimum requirement for the IELTS is a 6.5, and the minimum requirement for the Pearson Test of English is 53
Personal Essay (Pharmacy applicants must include an additional paragraph explaining your choice of major)
SAT or ACT scores are optional, but recommended for scholarship consideration. Scores must be submitted electronically (SAT code: 3919/ACT code: 3818)
One letter of recommendation; two are required for students applying to the pharmacy program
Final transcripts of all work in progress must be submitted immediately upon completion. It is expected that such study will be concluded satisfactorily

http://www.uri.edu/admission/InternationalHome.html

Residency Requirements

Residency Requirements:

http://www.uri.edu/admission/Residency.html

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

College of Engineering Admission Requirements for Transfer Students:

To be admitted to the COE, students must complete at least 24 credits (including transfer credits) with a grade point average of 2.00 or better, and must also complete the following required courses with a grade point average of 2.00 or better and a grade of “C-“ or better in each course: CHM 101/102; EGR 105, 106; MTH 141, 142; PHY 203/273; and either PHY 204/274 or CHM 112/114. http://web.uri.edu/catalog/engineering/


University Transfer Admission Requirements

Transfer students are those who have completed 24 or more hours of transferable college coursework. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 is required, but most successful applicants have much higher grade point averages. Certain programs may require a higher GPA or specific prerequisite courses. Candidates accepted with transfer credit are classified as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors according to the number of credits accepted for transfer. The transfer of general education credits is described on page 35 [URI catalog]. Students may apply to URI teacher education programs only after acceptance by an academic department. Some programs restrict enrollment of new transfer students to the fall semester only.

Transfer students must submit transcripts directly to URI from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not they expect or desire credit for such work. High school records must also be submitted. Transfer candidates must be in good standing and eligible to return to the institutions they attended previously. Credit is not awarded for course work taken prior to admission to URI and disclosed after acceptance. Credit will only be given for courses in which the student earned a final grade of C or better.

Credit transferred from other schools is limited by the following restrictions: 1) no more than half of the credits URI requires for graduation can be transferred from two year institutions; 2) students must earn at URI at least one-half of the credits required for a major, at least one-half of the credits required for a minor, and at least one-fourth of the credits required for graduation; 3) only grades earned for course work at URI are included in the calculation of a student’s grade point average.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 13
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 8