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Instructions Filling out the Application

New Students

Please Note: This application is intended for those applicants interested in enrolling in an undergraduate degree or certificate program through the School of Continuing Studies at RWU. If you are interested in applying to a graduate program or to the full-time day program, please visit

There is a $50.00 non-refundable fee in order for you application to be processed. Please send the application fee to One Empire Plaza, Providence, RI 02903. We will alert you of the receipt of your electronic application and hold it until we receive the application fee. Application fees are waived for military personnel and returning students.

To print out, fill out by hand, and scan/fax back the application please download this form below.  

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Military Students

If you are a member of the military, you do not need to submit your official high school or grade results of G.E.D

Visiting Students & Summer Session Application

Visiting student--welcome!  Since you are not currently enrolled as a student at RWU, we ask that you please fill out the Non-Matriculating Student Registration Form. Within 24 hours of submission, The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) will email you your student ID number. Please remit payment online for your course(s) within 48 hours of receiving your student ID number. If payment is not remitted with ten (10) business days of receipt of your application, you will be administratively withdrawn from the course(s). Your online payment can be made at:

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Personal Information
If you are an international applicant, please fill out the additional questions in the International Students section listed below.
International Students
Please note that TOEFL scores are recommended, but not required.
Please note that you will take online classes based out of our Providence campus.

Please note our guidelines above on submitting past college transcripts, or other documents that you wish to submit for prior learning assessment credit.

*For past college transcripts, you will need to submit a World Education Services official foreign transcript evaluation. For prior learning assessment transfer credit review, you will need to have your documents translated into English and have the translation notarized with a stamp/seal from the reviewer.

Roger Williams University defines an international student to be a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder). Exceptions apply if you are currently in the U.S. in one of the following statuses: Refugee, Asylum, Parolee or Confidential Entrant. You are eligible to apply for admission to Roger Williams University as an international undergraduate student if you’ve completed the equivalent of a United States secondary school education (approximately 12 years of formal education starting at age six). You must have either an appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on a leaving examination. Roger Williams University does not require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International students may be admitted to RWU regardless of their English ability. However, we recommend that students who have taken the TOEFL submit their scores for review in order to receive the best placement for their English level. All documents written in a foreign language must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. Please note that both documents are required—the original in your first language and the English translation. Applicants must submit all of the following credentials to Roger Williams University. To mail documents, please mail here:

Roger Williams University, School of Continuing Studies Office of Admission
1 Empire Plaza
Providence, RI 02903 USA

You may have your documents sent by verified email directly to

Military Service
Have you, or has your spouse, served in the Armed forces?
(Check all that apply)
Academic Background
Example: Name of High | School/GED Provider | City | State | Completion Date | Credential Earned

Example: Name of High | School/GED Provider | City | State | Completion Date | Credential Earned

In order to complete a final evaluation of your prior credits, to gain full acceptance into the program of your choice, and in addition to the completion and submission of this application, you must have your official high school transcript/GED and all post-secondary transcripts sent directly to the School of Continuing Studies - Providence Campus at the address below.

Unofficial Transcript Upload Option
Maximum 3 files.
5 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt doc docx pdf.
Academic Interest
*10 semester credit hours of legal specialty must be taken in a classroom setting.
(Do not choose a program)
Discipline History

Have you ever been adjudicated to guilty or convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or other crime?

Note that you are not required to answer “yes” to this question, or provide an explanation, if the criminal adjudication or conviction has been expunged, sealed, annulled, pardoned, destroyed, impounded, or otherwise ordered by a court to be kept confidential. If you have been out of high school less than five years please answer question 2

Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any educational institution you have attended from the 9th grade (or the international equivalent) forward, whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct that resulted in a disciplinary action?

One file only.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt doc dox pdf.
Additional Information
How did you hear about us?
I certify that the information entered above is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge

I have read and understand the provisions of the application for admission to Roger Williams University continuing studies programs. I certify that all the information given is complete and accurate and given here for the purpose of having Roger Williams University take action in reliance thereon. I understand that any false or misleading statement, or inaccurate or incomplete information, may be a basis for denial of admission, revocation of acceptance, denial of financial aid award or result in misconduct proceedings being instituted by Roger Williams University.

I also agree to notify Roger Williams University in writing of any changes of status as to any part of this application which may occur after the date of signature. All materials submitted to Roger Williams University by the applicant become the property of Roger Williams University and cannot be returned or forwarded to a third party.

I understand that Roger Williams University reserves the right to modify the requirements for admission and graduation, to change the program of study, to amend any regulation affecting the student body, to increase tuition and fees, and to dismiss from Roger Williams University any student at any time, if it is deemed by Roger Williams University to be in the best interest of Roger Williams University or to the student to do so. Nothing in this application packet or catalogue may be considered as setting forth terms of a contract between a student or prospective student and Roger Williams University.

You must see the “Thank You” page to confirm application was submitted after you hit submit