Registration: New Transfer and Graduate Students

Fall web (online) registration for new transfer students and graduate students begins August 3, 2015.

Over the summer, your department will pre-register you into appropriate ‘major required’ courses for the fall semester.  Access your class schedule through WebAdvisor to see any courses that you have already been registered in.

Review your Program Evaluation on WebAdvisor to see the additional program requirements needed to complete your degree.

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

Use the Course Announcement (our course catalog)  which has curriculum guides for each major that can be used as a reference.

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

Instructional YouTube videos on registration:
-How to Search for Sections
-How to Add Preferred Sections
-How to Register for Courses
-How to Drop Courses

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 through WebAdvisor in your ‘Program Evaluation’.

Liberal Arts Classes: Transfer students choosing Liberal Arts courses must read the registration instructions sent to them by the Liberal Arts department for specific information when choosing Liberal Arts classes.