November 1 is RISD’s Early Decision deadline, and you may be wondering if early decision is right for you, so here are some quick tips to help you figure it out:
Early Decision is a great deadline for anyone who a: knows RISD is their first choice, b: has their portfolio and visual work in a ready state for the application, and c: has sophomore and junior grades in the B+ range. If this you, great! A big advantage to early decision is that you may have your college choice wrapped up before the holidays.
Regular Decision is a great deadline for anyone who a: wants to leave their options open, b: who wants a little more time to develop their portfolio, and/or c: who’s counting on their senior grades to give their application a boost.
RISD doesn’t defer non-admitted early candidates to be re-reviewed in our regular deadline, so pick the deadline where you think you’ll put together the strongest application. Also, if you’re applying to our dual-degree program with Brown, you can only apply early to one school.
Still need some help sorting out which deadline is right for you? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org