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.

Deadlines

Sep 1

Acceptance of first-year applications begins

Nov 1

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.

Feb 1

First-year regular deadline

Decisions are mailed in the third week of March.

Face-to-face

Visit us in Providence

The best way to discover whether RISD is right for you is to visit campus when classes are in session.

Attend a National Portfolio Day

Bring your portfolio to an event near you and get detailed feedback from RISD representatives.

Explore financial aid

Find out about various options available to help you meet the cost of a RISD education.