The Accelerated Diploma Program is an intensive 1-year program for students who want to attend 12th grade in an American high school, receive a high school diploma and continue their studies at an American college or university.

Students who attend the Program are offered the option of receiving Conditional Admission from one of RIA’s Partner Colleges and Universities. With a Conditional Admission, students who complete the Accelerated Program are guaranteed university admission without the need for standardized testing (SAT/ACT) or additional application paperwork.

For students who also wish to apply to colleges and universities outside of the RIA University Consortium, our Now to College RoadmapTM, Extended Curriculum and counseling staff help students gain acceptance to other top universities of their choice.


Program Length: 1 year
Entry Grade Level: 12th
Certificate: American High School Diploma from Ponaganset High School

I-20 Issuer: Ponaganset High School
Conditional Admission: RIA Partner University