The Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner (RIOPC) is aware of the health concerns schools are facing due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  Approved proprietary schools may cease to offer face-to-face instruction to protect the well-being of students, staff and instructors, and offer distance education according to plans filed with the RIOPC.  Schools that do not have the ability to offer distance learning options to students may postpone classes for the immediate future, according to plans filed with the RIOPC.


Degree-granting Institutions of Higher Education who are not NC-SARA approved through their State Portal Entity because they do not offer online instruction, who are now seeking temporary authorization from the RIOPC during the COVID-19 pandemic to offer instruction online to Rhode Island residents, should request permission in writing to the Commissioner of Postsecondary Education and include details on how the institution is supporting such transition, and information related to technology, faculty training/support, student accessibility, anticipated duration of transition, and their student complaint resolution policy.

Student Records Request


Please complete the form below to request copies of student records held by the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner. Records are normally sent within 10 business days, although in some circumstances locating the correct record can take much longer.

Note that the Office does not retain records for every institution that has operated in Rhode Island. If the institution you are looking for does not appear on the drop down list, please return to the Student Records page for more information. 


If provided, we will email you when records are sent.

OPC only retains records for these institutions.

By checking this box, you agree to have your student records sent to the requested entities.

You may enter multiple addresses here.