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Advanced Standing

In limited circumstances in some departments, advanced standing may be granted on the basis of a portfolio review done by the student’s department head at the student’s request. The portfolio review usually occurs at the end of the first semester of study at RISD. A student may be advanced from one level to another based on this review, and the student will be waived from the lower level course. However, credit is not granted and the student must make up the credit from the missing lower level course by taking an elective. Students should check with their department to learn whether a portfolio review is offered.

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Graduates let loose at the close of RISD's colorful outdoor Commencement.