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Any interested person may audit one or more courses at Rice by securing permission of the instructor and by registering as an auditor with the Office of the Registrar.  Detailed instructions to apply as an auditor can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website.   

Upon completion, the audited course will appear on the student’s transcript with a grade of either “AUD” or “NC” (see Grade Symbols). There are no credit hours associated with audited courses, and auditing a course does not affect a student’s GPA. 

During the fall and spring semesters, and/or during the summer sessions, an audit fee of $915 per course per semester is charged for the privilege of auditing (see Cashier's website).  Rice alumni may audit a course at a reduced rate, $470 per course per semester. 

A request to audit a class to change from audit to credit or vice versa must be done by the deadlines as posted in the Academic Calendar for the applicable semester.  

Current Rice students will find more information regarding auditing in the undergraduate and graduate sections.  

Please note that financial assistance is not available for auditing students.    



Last Revised : August 12, 2016