PrepareRI for Colleges

PrepareRI is committed to developing and strengthening pathways that will provide today’s youth access to quality postsecondary credentials and practical work experience that they will need to be successful in tomorrow’s economy. PrepareRI works closely with the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner of Rhode Island (OPC). OPC supports the work of the Board of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education, and Rhode Island’s public institutions of higher education: the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), Rhode Island College (RIC), and the University of Rhode Island (URI).


Our work


Pathway expansion

We connect institutions of higher education, employers, and students, to produce career opportunities for the future.

To learn more, see our pathway expansion presentation from the fall PrepareRI Summit.


Bringing college credit to high school students and nontraditional students

RI high school students have access to dual and concurrent enrollment opportunities, the Advanced Course Network, advanced placement courses, and nontraditional students can access the College Level Examination Program to earn college credit prior to enrolling at one of our institutions. Earning college credit prior to enrolling is a great way to start earning a postsecondary credential that will advance your career. To learn more about the dual enrollment fund, visit OPC's PrepareRI page.

Gateway course guides can help high school students make informed decisions about which courses they should take for the career of their choice. To learn more about gateway course guides, see our gateway course guide presentation from the fall PrepareRI Summit. Here is a sample gateway course guide from RIC.