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    Admissions Portal

    Based on the link you clicked to arrive on this page, you will see the appropriate application after you create a new account or log in with your existing account. The applications accessible from this site are for admission to RISD's Graduate Studies, Visiting Student, Summer programs, Transfer Student, Global programs, and Pre-College programs.  

    *First-year students must apply using the Common Application. If you are unsure which application you should choose, please contact the admissions office at
    Note: Transfer application for fall 2022 are only open to the following majors: Apparel Design, Interior Architecture, Photography and Sculpture. 

    *Pre-College students must apply by first creating an account and then starting a new application for the 2022 Pre-College program. If you have any questions, please contact the Pre-College office at 

    *We will not be accepting Visiting Student applications during the 2021-2022 application cycle for Fall 2022 entry. 


    Returning users:

    Log in to continue an application.

    First-time users:

    Create an account to start a new application.