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For Early Decision students

The following list gives you a month-by-month view of upcoming events, deadlines and next steps to remember.

Please note:

Required tasks (marked with an R) need to be completed in the incoming student portal. This page will be updated over the coming months with additional deadlines and tasks. If you are an international student please make sure to refer to our international student support content. If you are considering deferring your admission, please refer to RISD's deferral policy.

December 2020

  • December 10: Early Decision students notified

January 2021

  • January 15: Early Decision students submit $500 enrollment deposit R (~3 days after submitting your deposit you will receive an email about your RISD email account)

February 2021

  • Mid-February: Housing application and health forms available to fill out via your incoming student portal R

March 2021

  • Mid-March: Regular Decision students notified
  • TBA: Brown | RISD Dual Degree acceptance notification

April 2021

  • Early April: All incoming student forms available to fill out via your incoming student portal R

July 2021

  • July 1: Submit final high school transcripts
  • End of July: Gather original documents/materials needed for student employment (ex: driver’s license, government photo ID, US passport, social security card, birth certificate with seal)