Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
Our programs in art, design, and architecture emphasize process work, in-depth studio time, and critical thinking across disciplines. Apply for Early Decision (binding) by November 1st, and Regular Decision by January 16th. Students who have not earned college credit yet or wish to begin their experience at RISD as a first-year should apply using these deadlines. See our website for complete application requirements: https://www.risd.edu/admissions/first-year/
We welcome visitors on campus all year. Information programs provide an excellent introduction to life and learning opportunities at RISD, along with a detailed explanation of the application process. Each program includes a presentation by an admissions counselor and follow with a tour across campus. Guided by a current student, you'll have a chance to see studios, unique facilities like our Nature Lab and library, galleries and some of our housing and dining options. Reserve a visit ahead of time on our website: https://bit.ly/2WqXSCE.
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