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.

Winter and Spring Start Dates

We have multiple opportunities to start in early 2021.

Winter 2021

Starting January 4, there are 2.5 and 3.5 week courses during our winter session. See a full listing of classes here.

Spring 2021

Starting January 27, you can take 15-week or 6-week courses.

Starting March 22, you can take 8-week courses.


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

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

Step One: Pick Your Course

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.

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.