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Visiting Undergraduate Students

Students who wish to spend a semester or a year at Rice taking courses for credit to be applied toward their undergraduate degree at another school may apply for admission as visiting students through the Office of Admission External Link. The student’s application should be accompanied by the $75 application fee, an official high school transcript, an official transcript of college work to date, an SAT or ACT score, and recommendations from the dean of students and a faculty member who has taught the student within the past academic year. Visiting student applications are available on the Admission website External Link and should be submitted by March 15 for the fall semester.

Visiting students are assigned membership to one of the residential colleges during their stay and are charged the same fees as other undergraduates. In classes where enrollment is limited because of space or other considerations, candidates for Rice degrees have priority over visiting students for registration.  

Visiting students may apply to transfer to Rice only after having left Rice for at least one semester. 

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


Last Revised : August 12, 2016