First-year students are curious, creative thinkers who come to RISD from all over the world. They challenge and inspire each other while learning from faculty who are practicing artists and designers. If you’re interested in becoming part of our unique learning community, the Admissions team is here to help every step of the way.
Early Decision application deadline
Decisions are released mid-December. Please note that applying for Early Decision indicates a commitment to attend if admitted.
Early Decision financial aid deadline
Regular Decision application deadline
Decisions are released mid-March.
Regular Decision financial aid deadline
Learn more about RISD from our admissions officers and ask any questions you may have through our in-person and online info sessions.
Find out about various options available to help you meet the cost of a RISD education.
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