Incoming Transfer and Graduate Student Registration

Fall web (online) registration for new transfer students and graduate students begins August 1.  An e-mail will been sent to you regarding registration.  Transfer students also receive a letter from the Dean of Liberal Arts.

Over the summer, your department will pre-register you into appropriate ‘major required’ courses for the fall semester.  You will also receive an e-mail from the Registrar’s Office about registration.

View the short Instructional YouTube videos on Student Planning  the self-service academic planning tool.  These videos will help you to familiarize yourself with the features and benefits.

Tutorial 1Introduction to Student Planning & Registration
An introduction to the online self-service planning tool for students and the available features it offers.
Tutorial 2:  Student Planning: Preparing for Registration
Important steps on how to prepare for registration by planning your course schedule.
Tutorial 3: Student Planning: Registering for Classes
Using the courses you have planned, the tutorial goes over registration steps that include adding, dropping and waitlisting for sections.

Review your ‘My Progress’ in Student Planning to see the additional program requirements needed to complete your degree and to view courses you have already been registered in. Transfer students can see any applied transfer credit in this area.

Contact your Academic Advisor or Department for specific questions on which courses you should take. Department contact info:

Register for any open electives that would fulfill one of your degree requirements.  Students typically take 15 credits each fall/spring semester.

Transfer Credit: The Registrar’s Office receives transfer credit in the summer from any previous institutions to potentially apply towards your RISD degree. By mid to late July, the appropriate transfer credit will be recorded on your student record.  You can view the transfer credit applied towards your degree by accessing your ‘My Progress’ in Student Planning.

Liberal Arts Classes: Transfer students choosing Liberal Arts courses must read the registration instructions sent to them by the Liberal Arts Division for specific information when choosing Liberal Arts classes. This letter is available above on this page.

Catalog Reference: The Course Announcement (our course catalog)  has curriculum guides for each major that can also be used as a reference.