Finish What You Started

Providence, RI and Kingston, RI

The program actively recruits URI students who left with 80 or more earned credits but did not graduate. The program has progressed, and we serve transfer students also.


Our initiative is to recruit, retain, support and graduate adults who did not finish college. We use direct mail, web, radio, billboard and newspaper advertising.

Expected Outcomes: 

The mission of our program is degree completion.

Innovations & Lessons Learned: 

We offer Performance Based Admissions and PLA. Program Coordinators communicate with students on a regular basis and act as liason between students and faculty. Program Coordinators monitor progress, and offer support. Finish What You Started offers resources and logical solutions for many common barriers such as enrollment issues, financial aid, and staying motivated. FWYS uses "Access" as our database which is an excellent system for easy follow-up, and also for initiating detailed reports. FWYS is a collaborative effort between our two campuses. FWYS offers a $500 scholarship to those who qualify.

Additional Resources: 
Connie Pritchard
Finish What You Started Program Coordinator


80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
United States