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 Visiting Student Programs website.
Upon completion, the audited course will appear on the student’s transcript with a grade of either “AUD” or “NC” (see Grade Symbols). Instructors report the AUD if the student met the audit requirements of the class, or the NC if they have not. 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 $1,065 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, $530 per course per semester.
A request to audit a class or 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.
Please note that financial assistance is not available for auditing students.