Offering a direct link between the college and prospective students, the Admissions Office can help with all stages of the application process. Please feel free to call or email our team with any questions you have about visiting RISD, getting your portfolio together, financing your education or even whether your interests and background sound like a good fit for what RISD can offer.
Acceptance of first-year applications begins
Early decision deadline
Decisions are mailed in the second week of December. Please note that applying for Early Decision indicates a commitment to attend if admitted.
First-year regular deadline
Decisions are mailed in the third week of March.
The best way to discover whether RISD is right for you is to visit campus when classes are in session.
Bring your portfolio to an event near you and get detailed feedback from RISD representatives.
Find out about various options available to help you meet the cost of a RISD education.