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Welcome to Roger Williams University!

If you’re looking for small classes, personalized attention, opportunities for experiential learning regardless of your major and an overall awesome campus community, then your search is over.

Now, let’s begin building your future together.

Freshman Applicants

This section is for those applicants who have not taken any college/university courses after completing secondary school (high school). College/university courses taken while in high school do not affect this status.

Deadlines:
Early Action I:  November 1
Early Action II:  December 1
Regular Decision:  February 1

Note: Applications are due on or by the deadline.

  • Your completed application
  • $50 (U.S.) nonrefundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript(s) - including your first quarter senior grades
  • AP exam score(s) - if applicable
  • Official College Transcript(s) - if applicable
  • One (1) letter of recommendation is required - please be sure to include applicants full name and complete mailing address on the recommendation.
  • Application essay (250-650 words)
  • Program Requirements
    (Architecture, Performing Arts, Secondary Education, Elementary Education Graphic Design Communication, Creative Writing & Visual Arts)
  • Extracurricular activity sheet (optional/not required)
  • Students applying for financial aid should file the FAFSA (Federal & State Aid) by February 1 & Complete the CSS Profile (Institutional Aid) by January 1st.

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Deadlines

Early Action I Deadline:  November 1
If your application along with all supplemental items are received by the deadline date you will be in the first round of decisions which will begin to drop on December 15.

Early Action II Deadline: December 1
If your application along with all supplemental items are received by the deadline date you will be in the first round of decisions which will begin to drop on January 15.

Regular Admission Deadline: February 1
If your application along with all supplemental items are received by the deadline date you will receive your decision by March 15.

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