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Graduation Requirements for Undergraduates

Students are governed by the college-wide and departmental graduation policies in place and published when they enter RISD. Readmitted students who have been away from RISD for four years or more will be required to satisfy the graduation requirements that are in effect at the time of their readmission.

Academic Evaluations, also known as Degree Audits, show progress toward the degree. This form is available electronically to each student as well as to their departmental advisor at all times via WebAdvisor. Paper copies of the Academic Evaluation are available on request from the Office of the Registrar.

Special Notes about Graduation Requirements for Transfer Students
Transfer students fulfill the Foundation Studies eighteen (18) credit requirement by transfer of credit from another institution or by completion of the RISD Summer Foundation Studies Program (9 credits) along with transfer of credit. In a situation in which the student does not have sufficient Foundation credit even after transfer of credit and completion of the Summer Foundation Program, the Dean of Foundation Studies may grant permission to substitute comparable courses earned through extra RISD coursework in any studio area of the College. The total credit requirement for the degree (126/156) is never reduced.

Details about Liberal Arts requirements areĀ available here.

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The Providence River and cityscape as seen from the southern edge of campus, behind the Industrial Design and
Architecture buildings.