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.

Review My Academic Progress in Workday 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. To access the report, in in Workday navigate to Menu > Academics then under Planning & Advising select View My Academic Progress.

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. To register in Workday, navigate to Menu > Academics then under Registration select Find Course Sections for Registration. Select a class to register for it and choose the Register button. If you do not see the Register button you are ineligible to take the class or seats are not available.

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 View My Academic Progress in Workday.

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.