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International Students

globeWe welcome students from around the world. As the largest community college in New England, we invite you to earn your associates degree in higher education. Rhode Island is perfectly located between Boston to the north and New York to the south. At CCRI we produce college graduates who thrive in their careers and help shape their communities.

Who is considered an international student?

International students are foreign nationals allowed to study on an F1 non-immigrant temporary visa, to pursue a full time education in the United States.

U.S. citizens, permanent residents (Green Card holders), eligible non-immigrant visas holders, refugees, asylees and temporary protected status (TPS) citizen types are excluded from this definition.

Here's what you need to know.

Fall Semester, Starting 9/3/2024

  • Application deadlines: May 31 for international students outside the U.S.; August 2, for those in the U.S.

Spring Semester, Starting 1/21/2025

  • Application deadlines: October 31 for international students outside the U.S.; January 2 , for those in the U.S.
  • International students pay out-of-state tuition.
  • Financial aid is not available to international students.
  • Full-time enrollment -- a minimum of 12 credits -- is required each semester.
  • CCRI does not have on-campus housing.
  • International students are not eligible for certificate programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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International Student Application Packet

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Mail documents to:

International Student Admissions
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886