Visiting Students - Welcome to UC!

Whether you're looking to make up courses, pick up additional credits or want to build your skills in a particular area, our wide variety of classes and affordable tuition make it easy. We have been offering online and distance learning for over 30 years! Classes can be easily transferred to your degree plan at other institutions or toward your future RWU degree.

This fall, we have over 100 courses spread over five different terms so you can find the course that works best for you.

Fall Terms:

Fall semester (16 weeks)
September 08, 2020 through December 22, 2020
5-week Terms:
(1) September 8, 2020 –October 15, 2020
(1) November 16, 2020- December 22, 2020
8-week Term:
October 1, 2020-November 26, 2020
10-week Term:
October 10, 2020-December 22, 2020


In-person or hybrid 3-credit undergraduate course: $999
Online 3-credit undergraduate class tuition: $1299
Active Military and their families class tuition: $750

         Additional discounts may be available.
Graduate class tuition varies, view current rates.


Step One: Pick Your Course for Fall

We have three options for class format:

Online = Class is only online and there are no specific class times
Hybrid = There are class meeting times but students can potentially attend in person or online (depends on instructor)
In-person = Course is only available in-person.

Courses Offered In November:

CD.220.92C Issues in Community Development (Online, 11/06/20 - 12/22/20)
Overview of the concepts, theories and applications in the field of community development. This is the foundation course for the Community Development program, but it is appropriate for all students interested in a comprehensive look at the elements required to understand what makes for successful communities, from housing to education, to social services and infrastructure.

CJS.212.91C Police Comm Relations (Online, 11/06/20 - 12/22/20)
An analysis of the theory, procedures and practices associated with the police functions of service, maintenance of order, and crime reduction within the community. Topics include the role of the police in a changing society, police discretion, and community relations in the context of our changing culture

EMS.303.91C Public Health Emergency Prep (Online, 11/06/20 - 12/22/20)
Prepares the student for an administrative position as a high level, or chief officer, in an EMS agency. This course will cover aspects of government structure, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, risk & human resource management, and financial management.

Need Help?
Our Admission staff is here to help you find a course that fits your needs and your schedule. Just email us at or call 401-254-3838.

Step 2: Sign Up

You don't need to fully apply to UC to take a course as a visiting student but we do need a little bit of information to get you registered.

Fill out our visiting student enrollment form and put the course number/key from above in the appropriate field. If you're not sure which course would be best, just fill in a subject and our admission team can find a course that fits your needs.

Visiting Student Enrollment Form

If you are already a Roger Williams student, you can register for summer classes via Rogers Central.

Step 3: Watch your email

Once we have processed your course registration, you will receive an email with your ID number and RWU email. You'll need this to access your course in Bridges, our learning management system.

If you are looking to apply to a degree program, visit our apply page.