Have you received your degree audit and reviewed it with your academic
advisor or department chair? It is very important to review this audit and to
make sure that you have fulfilled all of the requirements for graduation.
If discrepancies are uncovered, contact the Records Office immediately at
Under which school does your degree fall? RIC awards degrees in the Faculty
of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development,
the School of Social Work, and the School of Management and the School of Nursing. Do you
know which school will award your degree? Check with your advisor, department
chair or the Records Office if you are uncertain. This information will be
useful when it is time to order your cap, gown and hood from the RIC Bookstore.
The color of the velvet on your hood and the color of the tassel on your cap
are determined by the school in which your degree is awarded.
Have you verified your curriculum, major, and minor
(if applicable) with your academic advisor or department chair?
Rhode Island College awards degrees in the following schools:
Faculty of Arts and Sciences (White hood and tassel)
B.A. (Liberal Arts)
School of Education and Human Development (Light blue hood and tassel)
School of Social Work (Citron hood and tassel)
School of Management (Drab hood and tassel)
School of Nursing (Apricot hood and tassel)
Do you have any remaining financial obligation to the college? Any
outstanding financial obligation will prevent your degree from being posted on
your transcript of academic record. Also, many students do not realize that
failure to complete a student loan exit interview will cause the Bursar's Office
to place a "hold" on their record and that no transcripts may be released until
this criterion has been satisfied.