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.


Nov 1

Early Decision application deadline

Decisions are released in the second week of December. Please note that applying for Early Decision indicates a commitment to attend if admitted.

Nov 15

Early Decision financial aid deadline

Feb 1

Regular Decision application deadline

Decisions are released in the third week of March.

Feb 15

Regular Decision financial aid deadline

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Visit us in Providence

The best way to discover RISD 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.