Visiting/Mobility Students

Visiting Student Program

Students enrolled in degree programs at accredited institutions which are not members of the Association of Independent Colleges or Art and Design, may apply through the RISD Admissions Office to attend RISD on a full-time basis, for a period of up to one year, as a Visiting Student.  Permission to attend RISD must also be granted by the student’s home institution.

A student who has previously attained a bachelor’s degree may apply as a Visiting Student, with the understanding that the program carries no graduate credit and does not apply in any way toward a RISD graduate degree. 

Mobility Program

RISD degree candidates interested in experiencing another school during their tenure at RISD might consider the Mobility Program.  RISD participates in the Mobility Program of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).  This is an informal relationship through which undergraduates from RISD may spend a semester at one of the 33 participating member institutions. The mobility schools are located within the United States and Canada.

Mobility is open to students in their junior year, although some seniors have participated. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and meet the eligibility requirements of their specific programs.  Students must apply one semester in advance.  The deadline for application for the Fall semester is April 1.  The deadline for application for the Spring semester is November 1.

For more information regarding the Mobility Program call RISD’s Office of International Programs at 454-6754.