Undergraduate Admission
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High School Transcript

Your high school transcript is crucial to our selection process. Rice seeks students who demonstrate intellectual vitality through their course selection and their grades. Most applicants take at least 20 college preparatory courses in high school, but minimally you will be expected to have taken at least 16 year-units of college preparatory subjects, including:

  • four years of English
  • two years of one foreign language
  • three years of college preparatory math
  • two years of laboratory science
  • two years of social science
  • three courses in any of the above subjects

Applicants to the natural sciences and engineering divisions must have taken trigonometry or precalculus, chemistry, and physics. If you do not take physics, you may substitute a second year of chemistry or biology.