Apply to RISD

Submitting your materials

Our online application lets you submit your application form, official transcripts, writing sample, and letters of recommendation to a single platform. (You will submit your portfolio via SlideRoom.)

You may also mail paper versions of official transcripts, recommendations, writing requirements and test reports to:

Admissions Office
Rhode Island School of Design
20 Washington Place
Providence, RI 02903

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Questions about financial aid?


RISD’s Student Financial Services Office (SFS) works with students and parents to reach the shared goal of preparing and educating creative individuals who aspire to make a meaningful contribution to our world. Our staff is here to help you seek, obtain and make the best use of all resources available to help finance the costs of attending RISD.