Rice University awards transfer credit for certain college preparatory exams taken before admitted students start their Rice academic career. Students are required to submit official score reports for any exams they wish to receive credit. These score reports will remain with the Office of the Registrar and become a part of the student's file at Rice University. Rice presently does not place a limit on the number of hours a student may earn via eligible exams.
During the Spring semester each year, the Office of Registrar coordinates with academic departments on review and update of the Exam Credit articulation tables. During this annual review, individual departments have the opportunity to advise the Office of the Registrar as to which exams within their area of study are to be accepted as Rice transfer credit, and what equivalent Rice course credit is to be applied to the student's record.
The following exams are reviewed for transfer credit at Rice (please click the exam name below for more information, including Rice's acceptance requirements):
Information Regarding Academic Year 2020-2021
Due to CDC guidance related to COVID-19, Spring 2020 AP Exams are being conducted online and IB and A-Level examinations have been suspended, to be replaced with either a diploma, a grade or a course certificate reflecting the student’s standard of work. Rice University will accept these Spring 2020 results in lieu of traditional AP, IB and A-Level examination results.
In order for Rice University to review and award credit for AP, IB and/or A-Level examinations, you will need to request that an official score report be sent directly from the governing agency (such as the College Board for AP scores and International Baccalaureate Organization for IB scores) to Rice University.
Questions about AP, IB, and A-level credit can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In summary, the rules governing the acceptance of AP, IB or A-Level Exam credit are as follows:
If you have questions about the examination credit policy at Rice and/or if you have questions or comments on the posted articulation tables, please contact email@example.com.