Roger Williams University welcomes applications from students who wish to transfer from two-year and four-year, accredited, liberal arts colleges and universities. Transfer students are an integral and influential part of the total student body. We value the strengths they bring to the university community, and we realize that with their maturity and experience, they promote academic growth. We also know that transfer students often have different needs than students entering the University in their freshman year and we work hard to address those needs throughout the admissions process.
Students may apply for admission to the University for full-time enrollment for either the fall or spring semesters. We recommend that transfer students wishing to enroll for the fall semester (beginning in September) apply before April 1. Those applying for spring enrollment (January start) are encouraged to apply before November 1. If you are applying after these deadlines, please contact the Office of Transfer Admission for more information. Students interested in part-time enrollment should contact our School of Continuing Studies.
Transfer Application Requirements:
Common Application or RWU Transfer Rapid App
$50.00 nonrefundable application fee
Official high school transcript(s)
Official college transcript (from every institution attended)
Transfer Registrar Report from the Common Application to be completed by your current institution’s Dean of Students
*Students applying to Architecture, Graphic Design or Visual Arts and Creative Writing must submit a portfolio (click here for portfolio requirements)
**Students applying to Dance must audition