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Visiting Student Program

There are two ways to attend RISD in a category called “Visiting Student.”Students enrolled in degree programs at accredited institutions which are not members of the Association of Independent Colleges or Art and Design (AICAD), may apply through the RISD Admissions Office to attend RISD on a full-time basis, for a period of up to one year, as a Visiting Student.Permission to attend RISD must also be granted by the student’s home institution.

Additionally, a student who has previously attained a bachelor’s degree may apply as a Visiting Student, with the understanding that the program carries no graduate credit and does not apply in any way toward a RISD graduate degree.