Dates and deadlines

Below you’ll find important milestones over the summer and into the fall. Stay tuned to this page as we continue to add dates throughout the year.

Dates and deadlines

Apr 15

Enrollment deposit due

Submit a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $500 to reserve your space (this is applied to your first tuition bill). To pay your deposit by credit card or to authorize a bank transfer from your checking or savings account, please use the link below to go to our secure online site. You’ll need to indicate your name, RISD student ID number and the semester you will enroll (as indicated in your acceptance letter).

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Jun 1

Transcript due (for summer program participants)

If you are participating in one of our summer programs, you must confirm satisfactory completion of your undergraduate education by arranging for your final, official transcript to be sent to Admissions by June 1.

Jun 13 Jul 29

MA in Interior Architecture / Adaptive Reuse summer program in Denmark

Studies begin in with an immersive 6-week summer session with a focus on adaptive reuse through both a design and travel program based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Summer program runs from June 13 - July 29, 2022

Jul 1

Transcript due

You must confirm that you have satisfactorily completed your undergraduate education by arranging for your final, official transcript to be sent to Admissions by July 1.

Jul 11 Aug 5

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) summer program

All students entering our MLA I and II programs are required to attend a summer program, Design Foundations/Field Ecology. The summer preparatory course introduces studio-based conceptual design thinking and skill development, like drawing and model making, while gaining knowledge of foundational ecological principles through immersive field experiences and observational learning. The course offers students building blocks for the fall semester studio, lecture courses, and seminars.

Program cost: $6,460

Jul 11 Aug 19

Master of Architecture (MArch) summer program

M.Arch study begins in the summer with 6 weeks of required full-time coursework beginning on July 11, 2022. The M.Arch summer term is taught in person with an emphasis on physical making, digital skills, and the language of architectural discourse. The three courses taught in the summer (Drawing, Design, and Spatial Dynamics) interrelate with each other and aim to expand the range of ideas, techniques, and media that constitute the discipline of architecture. These courses, taken simultaneously for a total of 9 required credits, are designed for the graduate student with or without architecture studio experience. Over the course of the summer students will make use of RISD Architecture's digital fabrication facilities, flexible studio space, wood shop, and gallery. Please contact with any questions regarding your summer program.

Program cost: $9,000

Jul 11 Aug 19

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) summer program

Students entering the Master of Arts in Teaching program begin their studies with a six-week summer session. Enrolling students will receive a MAT Program Handbook prior to the start date of July 11 with details pertaining to the program. There are no additional costs or supply purchases required by incoming MAT students.

Jul 11 Aug 19

Master of Design (MDes) summer program

MDes programs begin with a study of the fundamentals of design in an immersive 6-week summer program in Providence. This program runs from July 11 - August 19, 2022.

Program cost: $9,000

Jul 25 Aug 19

English for Art & Design summer course

This 1-credit course provides incoming graduate students with a linguistic, cultural and academic foundation for advanced study, with all course materials drawn from the academic fields, work and interests surrounding graduate study at RISD.

Course fee: $600