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Visiting Students

Rice University is pleased to host various types of non-degree seeking visiting students on campus. Depending on which type of prospective visiting student you are, please see the following:

  • Visiting High School Students (Summer Sessions only)
    Visiting high school students are rising high school seniors from local Houston area high schools. These students can apply for visiting student status enabling them to register for credit-bearing Rice courses during Rice's Summer Sessions.

  • Visiting Undergraduates (Summer Sessions only)
    Visiting undergraduates are students who are enrolled at another college or university and wish to register for credit-bearing Rice courses.

  • Visiting Post Baccalaureates
    Visiting Post Baccalaureate students are non-degree seeking students who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university and wish to register for credit-bearing Rice courses.

  • Visiting Auditors 
    Visiting auditors are non-credit seeking students who are interested in auditing a Rice course.  Auditing students should identify themselves to the instructor and ensure that they meet the audit requirements of the course as defined by the instructor.  

  • Visiting Researchers
    Visiting researchers are invited by a Rice faculty member or academic department to participate in an experiential research-specific learning.

  • Visiting Faculty/Staff
    Visiting faculty/staff members are benefits-eligible Rice employees who have received authorization to take one eligible Rice course per semester either for credit or as an auditor.

  • Inter-Institutional Graduate Student
    The inter-institutional graduate program consists of enrollment agreements between Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and the University of Houston. The program enables full-time graduate students from one participating institution to take graduate-level courses at one of the other participating institutions.
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Last Revised : February 11, 2016