Information and Resources for Graduate Certificate Students

In addition to the general information provided to all students, below is information specific to Graduate Certificate Students.

When should I apply?

We accept applications from January 1st through July 30th.

When will I hear about being accepted?

Once a full application has been received, it will be reviewed first by the Computer Science Department, and then by the Graduate School. If your application is accepted you will receive official acceptance from the Graduate School within 4-6 weeks. You will then be notified via e-mail from the Computer Science Department shortly after.

What must I do once I have been accepted?

Once you have been accepted into the program, you must complete the following steps by no later than August 15th.

  1. Register in e-Campus - Once you have obtained a URI ID Number, you can register for an e-Campus account. Having an e-Campus account will allow you to register for courses, view billing information, and more. To do this, please go to http://www.uri.edu/ecampus and click on "First time users register here" on the left to go through the process of creating E-Campus credentials. This allows you to get an ECampus user name (also called ECampus ID). This is a one-time process.
  2. Additional Information - In addition, you also need to obtain a URI e-mail address, access to Sakai, and make sure that you have the proper computer equipment. This information can be found by using the link on the right for General Information for All Students

Even though this must be done by no later than August 15th, we recommend that you begin the process as soon as you receive your acceptance into the program. That way if you encounter any problems during the enrollment process, we have sufficient time to work through them before classes start.

Do you have a Program of Study to help layout my course schedule?

Yes, the Program of Study form must be filled out during the first semester of enrollment in the program. Please consult the program requirements page to see the course options.

What must I do throughout the program?

For students enrolled in the program, it is your responsibility to:

  1. Register for Classes Promptly - To ensure that classes are not canceled due to low-enrollment it is important that students register for classes early. We ask students to register for courses, at least 10-12 weeks before the start of a course. Student's sometime encounter errors when attempting to register for a course, due to a hold placed on their account by the University. This can happen for a number of reasons, and if you experience problems registering you should contact Enrollment Services, whose number is provided in the column on the right.
  2. Paying Tuition Promptly - The University does not allow students to register for courses in upcoming semesters, if they have not already paid their tuition from past or current semesters. Therefore, it is important that you pay your tuition bills on time so that you can enroll in upcoming courses promptly. Billing information can be found in e-Campus.

What must I do when I am ready to graduate from the program?

In order to graduate from the program and receive your certificate, you must submit the Nomination for Completion form. This must be completed in the final semester of the program.

Useful Links

Useful Phone Numbers

  • URI Webmail Help Desk
    (401) 874-4375
  • Sakai Help Desk
    (401) 874-4375
  • Enrollment Services and Billing
    (401) 874-9500
  • Graduate School Admissions
    (401) 874-2872
  • Graduate School
    (401) 874-2262