For Early Decision students
The following list gives you a month-by-month view of upcoming events, deadlines and next steps to remember.
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 10: Early Decision students notified
- 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)
- Mid-February: Housing application and health forms available to fill out via your incoming student portal R
- Mid-March: Regular Decision students notified
- TBA: Brown | RISD Dual Degree acceptance notification
- Early April: All incoming student forms available to fill out via your incoming student portal R
- 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)