Students wanting to spend a semester or a year at Rice taking courses for credit to be applied toward their undergraduate degree at another school can apply for admission as visiting students. Visiting students attend Rice as full-time students and are members of one of the residential colleges during their stay. Visiting students are not registered as candidates for a Rice degree. Students who have earned fewer than 12 credit hours (1 semester) of completed college work are not eligible to apply. Students under the visiting student program who wish to transfer must leave Rice for at least one semester prior to applying for transfer admission.
A complete application to Rice includes:
Rice Application for Visiting Student Admission
- $75 nonrefundable application fee
SAT or ACT scores
- All official high school and college transcripts
- College Report (form included on page 8 of the application packet)
- College Instructor Evaluation from a professor who has taught you within the past academic year (form included on page 6 of the application packet)
Visiting student applications must be postmarked by March 15 for fall semester enrollment.