Overview

Now that you are well into your major, it is time to explore internship opportunities and Wintersession global travel courses that are relevant to your degree program. Also make sure you continue to meet your Liberal Arts and non-major studio elective requirements.

During your junior year, you and your advisor should: 

In your junior year you will complete 30 credits (for a total of 96 credits), as follows:

  • Degree program: 18 credits
  • Non-major studio elective: 3 credits
  • Liberal Arts: 9 credits

Note that any changes you make to your course/credit load during the academic year may impact financial aid or visa status for international students.

Consult the academic calendar or click timeline links for dates and details.

Find your advisor

Junior-year timeline

September

  • Fall add/drop registration period—(first seven days of the semester, starting on the first day of classes; consult your advisor if you have questions about adding and/or dropping a class)

October

  • Deadline to resolve incomplete grades assigned in the previous spring semester (or summer)
  • Mid-semester warnings of unsatisfactory progress via RISD email—contact your advisor asap if you receive a warning
  • Mid-semester check-in with your advisor—schedule asap

November

January

  • Wintersession add/drop registration period—(first seven days of the semester, starting on the first day of classes; consult your advisor if you have questions about adding and/or dropping a class)

February

  • Spring add/drop registration period—(first seven days of the semester, starting on the first day of classes; consult your advisor if you have questions about adding and/or dropping a class)
  • Deadline to resolve incomplete grades assigned in the previous fall semester

March

  • Email notification from Liberal Arts identifying outstanding requirements needed before graduation—monitor your RISD inbox regularly for this important email
  • Deadline to resolve incomplete grades assigned in the previous Wintersession

April

  • Major and Liberal Arts advisor check-ins—schedule both asap
  • Course withdrawal period: During this period students may withdraw from a course and receive a "W" grade
  • Mid-semester warnings of unsatisfactory progress via RISD email—contact your advisor asap if you receive a warning

May

  • Advisor meeting to discuss senior year plan, based on degree program review