Transfer Applicants

Roger Williams University Transfer Admission is dedicated to personally helping you navigate the transfer and enrollment process. We are well known for our high-touch experience in the classroom, but it starts the moment you reach out to learn more about transferring. We have a committed team of faculty and staff who are available to you at any step in the process.

Regardless of the journey, you have had so far, we will make your transition into RWU as seamless and smooth as possible. 

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Samantha looks at the camera and smiles"For me, the best part about attending RWU is the variety of opportunities that the university provides for students. I ran for my class’ president a short time after transferring to Roger and have since taken on the role, which has provided me with opportunities to strengthen my leadership skills and become more connected with my class."

Major: Psychology & Educational Studies

RWU Commits to an Equitable Admission Process

The Supreme Court recently ruled on race-conscious admission. As part of our response to this, RWU and its Admission Offices have reaffirmed our commitment to an equitable admission process. Our approach to enrolling an inclusive and diverse community has always been a holistic admission process, and that will not change. We provide applicants the opportunity and space to speak to how their unique experiences, perspectives, and strengths will contribute positively to our thriving community where everyone feels valued, respected and a sense of belonging. 

We are excited for future generations to benefit from our close-knit community. While we value the lasting impact our community has on our alumni and all the ways their success makes us stronger as an institution, we state explicitly that our admission process does not give specific preference or advantage to legacy status in the review process. 

RWU is committed to equal access: we are an open, accepting and affirming community of citizen scholars that stands firmly committed to creating a campus that is diverse and inclusive as well as welcoming to and accepting of all people of all backgrounds. 

Incentives and money saving benefits

We accept up to 75 credits for students transferring from both 2-year and 4-year colleges.

Roger Williams University guarantees admission to students transferring in with an associate’s degree from any accredited college with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.4. All associate degree credits will be awarded RWU credit and students will enroll with junior status*. Specialized advising is offered to transfer students. 

*This admission guarantee is subject to RWU receiving a Transfer College Report from the transferring institution indicating that applicant is in good standing. Some majors require prerequisites and other required courses. Please refer to the course catalog.

First create an account with Transferology, then see how your courses will transfer. Enter your School Name, when the course was taken, and what department the course is offered from.  Keepin mind that this is meant to provide a general view of what classes would transfer.

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Phi Theta Kappa members will automatically receive an extra $1,000 scholarship per year on top of our generous merit-based awards and scholarships. 

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Mikayla Barnwell"With such an easy transfer process, transitioning to Roger Williams was everything I could have hoped for and more. I fell in love with the town of Bristol, embraced the small community atmosphere, joined the rowing team, and was even able to study abroad in Bermuda!"

MIKAYLA BARNWELL '18, beginning M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science, University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Major: Marine Biology
More: Deepening her Learning, Educating the Community, Saving the Bay