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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 of Art and Design (AICAD) may apply through RISD’s Admissions Office to attend on a full-time basis, for a period of up to one year, as a Visiting Student. Visiting Student admission is dependent on available space within the applicable academic department. In addition, 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.

Prospective Visiting Students should contact RISD Admissions for further information on program eligibility.