Accepted Students

What to do next.

Welcome! You’ve been invited to join our eclectic, industrious group of artists and designers. 

But you’re not done yet – please complete the steps and forms below.

Financial Aid

Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information on the different opportunities Ringing has to offer.

Health Services:

Please review the new student immunization requirements located on our Health Services page.

Student Health Insurance Waiver or Enrollment Form:
All-degree seeking students at Ringling College of Art and Design are required to have continuous health insurance. All students will need to submit a waiver or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan on a yearly basis. Students who have comparable U.S.-based insurance will need to complete a simple waiver form online. For more information about the Student Health Insurance Plan, and to either waive or enroll, please visit the University Health Plans page for further instructions.

Immunization Packet:
This packet is required to attend Ringling and must be turned in no later than July 29, 2022. A copy of the immunization packet with instructions can be found at http://health.ringling.edu. The packet must be signed by a licensed medical provider or include an official copy of your immunization record. Failure to submit your immunization records could result in being unable to register for classes.


Housing is still available for incoming students for the 2022/2023 academic year. Housing is available for incoming students for the 2023/2024 academic year.

For more information please contact reslife@ringling.edu

Photo for Student ID Card:

Please use the link below to upload your photo by using the following instructions:

The photo should be a head and shoulders color photo against a solid, light colored background. Please use ample lighting and do not alter the photo, add photo effects, or filters. Hats and sunglasses should not be worn in the photo. Students may wear prescription glasses. If you have a professional school photo, you may use that.

Files must be saved in .JPG saved as “last name_first name”.
Photo Upload Form


All incoming students will be issued a schedule from the advising office over the summer. Once you are registered, you can view your schedule in your self-service account.

Ringling Email Account:

The official communication method of Ringling College is through the student assigned email address. Important information and official messages will soon be sent to this email address.

Student Accounts:

Payment Due Dates:
Fall 2022 – July 8th
Spring 2023 – December 9th

Setting up direct deposit for E-refunds

You will need to set up E-refunds on your account to receive refunds quickly. If you do not have your E-refund option established you can complete it in the Ringling Student Portal.

If you have any student billing questions please contact Student Accounts at billing@ringling.edu or (941) 309-0199.

Transcripts (Final ones required)

Please send your final, official transcripts for all the schools/institutions listed on your Ringling Admissions Application. For additional information about this requirement, please visit the “Wrap Up Your Studies” tab.

Self-Service is the system used to create your Ringling College online account. It can be accessed via the Ringling portal at my.ringling.edu. The “New Account” link will provide the information required to create your new account. 

Hold your spot! Once you have received your acceptance letter, you must submit your $500 confirmation fee in
order to attend in the Fall.

This step is critical to confirming you will attend.

Once we receive your payment, we will notify you to fill out your paperwork and request on-campus housing. We guarantee housing to all new students who request it by May 1 for the following fall semester. Please note that the confirmation fee is nonrefundable for the Computer Animation major. For all other majors, it is nonrefundable after May 1.

How to submit payment:

Online: Payments may be made through the online secure payment portal, accessible through your Self-Service account. All major credit cards and electronic checks accepted.

Payment may be made by checks payable to Ringling College of Art and Design and mailed to:

Ringling College of Art and Design
Attn: Office of Admissions
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL 34234

Get your high school diploma or GED
If you are still enrolled in high school or home-schooled, you must obtain your diploma or GED.

Maintain that GPA
Acceptance doesn’t mean your studies are over – whether you are in high school, home-school, or another college/university, you must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher to enroll.

Final Transcripts
As part of the admissions process, it is required that you send final, official transcripts from all schools listed on your Ringling admissions application, including any dual enrollment and pre-college transcripts. A final transcript will have grades posted for all classes and a date of graduation if applicable. Please send these final transcripts to the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible. Official digital transcripts can be sent through a secure transcript exchange such as Parchment, Common App, or National Student Clearinghouse. Official transcripts can also be mailed directly from the school/institution to: Registrar’s Office, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234. If you are missing any final transcripts, you will be contacted by the Registrar’s Office prior to the start of the semester.

New Student Orientation will be held August 18-21.

A full schedule of Orientation events will be available in June, more information is available here: www.ringling.edu/new-student-orientation.

New Student Orientation is a multi-faceted program that helps prepare students for their transition into the Ringling College Community. This program is a cross-campus collaborative event, organized and sponsored by Student Life, but involves almost every office and department on campus.

The main goal of New Student Orientation is to help new students transition to the Ringling College culture and understand the academic requirements, in order to provide them the tools needed to be successful during their academic journey. Throughout the phases of New Student Orientation, you will receive information on different offices and resources available on campus. You will also have opportunities to meet and connect with your peers.



Director of Library Services


Claire Powell

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian





Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)



Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)  


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)  



Assistant Circulation Manager


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant 


Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

Visit Us

Ringling College of Art + Design
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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Suggest a Purchase: Library Acquisitions Request

We welcome recommendations for new library materials from the Ringling College community. Librarians will consider all requests bearing in mind their appropriateness for the collections and the current budget.
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