Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions international students have about applying and acceptance at CCRI. If you
have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Rob Giovino: firstname.lastname@example.org or
When can I apply to CCRI as an international student?
We only accept international students in the fall. To make sure we have time to process your application,
prospective students outside the U.S. need to submit everything on the application list by May 31 for the
fall semester, which starts in August Students already in the U.S. can submit applications until June 30.
What are the registration and placement requirements at CCRI?
Registration and placement in classes is dependent upon English prociency, ACCUPLACER testing
and individual program requirements.
Do all my admissions requirements have to be submitted before I can register for classes?
You will only be admitted and allowed to register for classes after all admission requirements are fullled.
These requirements must be completed prior starting in the fall.
How do I show English prociency?
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; nd out more at www.ets.org/toe/ibt/register/) is offered
worldwide several times during the year. CCRI requires this test, as international students are not eligible to
take English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
If my native and rst language is English, do I need to take the TOEFL?
No, but you will be required to take the ACCUPLACER assessment test (www.ccri.edu/accuplacer).
If I completed an ESL program at another institution, do I still have to take the TOEFL when
applying to the college?
Yes, and you will need to meet the minimum score of 500 on the paper-based TOEFL or 61 on the online
If I arrive in Rhode Island after classes start, can I still attend?
No. You must arrive in Rhode Island prior to the start of your SEVIS I-20, but not more than 30 days before
the start date. You must arrive before classes begin to ensure all necessary documentation has been
submitted, and that you have time to complete ACCUPLACER testing, registration and orientation.
Will I be able to participate in varsity sports at CCRI?
If you are interested in varsity athletics, you are welcome to try out. Find out more about athletics and teams
at CCRI: www.ccri.edu/athl.
Is nancial aid available for international students?
As an international student, you are not eligible for nancial aid through the Community College of Rhode
Island. EduPASS (www.edupass.org/naid/) has more information about resources available to international