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Web Access to Records

Current degree-seeking students have electronic access via WebAdvisor and Self-Service Student Planning to view their grades, unofficial transcript, class schedule, and additional account information. Information requires a user name and password, which all students are assigned as they enter the College. Students who need help logging in should contact Information Technology Services by phone (401) 454-6106 or email

In addition to ordering official transcripts, current students have direct access to unofficial transcripts via WebAdvisor by selecting the “Transcript” link. The cumulative academic record is arranged in semester sequence. Note, this option is not considered an official transcript.

In some cases, along with a grade, faculty provide narrative evaluations of student performance. Narrative evaluations are an important part of student assessment and are strongly encouraged for studio classes. These narrative comments are not considered a part of a student’s official record. Faculty evaluations of student performance are available to current students via their WebAdvisor account.

Likewise, current students have direct access to their Program Evaluation. The Program Evaluation is in the form of a graduation audit checklist, and is used for academic advising and degree audits. The Program Evaluation is available in Student Planning in ‘My Progress’. Course descriptions of courses offered in an academic year are available in the Course Announcement.Course descriptions of courses offered in an academic year are available in the Course Announcement. The current Course Announcement, along with prior editions, are posted on the Registrar’s Office website.

Current students (and students on a current leave of absence) have 24-hour access to their WebAdvisor and Self-Service accounts. Beginning in 2012, alumni may continue to access WebAdvisor indefinitely after graduation. Students who are administratively withdrawn from RISD for any reason will not have access to their account once their withdrawal has been processed, as they are no longer considered a RISD student. Students that are reinstated to the College will regain access. Contact Information Technology Services with questions regarding access.

Through WebAdvisor and Self Service, faculty advisors also have web access to the grades and transcripts of their advisees. Additionally, faculty may view their class rosters as well as submit grades, mid-term warnings and final evaluations.