Rice University awards transfer credit for certain college preparatory exams taken before they start their Rice career. Students are required to submit official score reports for any exams they wish to receive credit. The score reports will remain with the Office of the Registrar and become a part of the student's file at Rice University. Presently, Rice 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 a review and update of the articulation tables for Rice equivalent credit to be awarded for Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
All transfer credit awarded for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) is based on the College Board's Advanced Placement exams with scores of 4 or 5 or scores of 6 or 7 on eligible IB (HL) examination.
During this annual review, individual departments have the opportunity to advise the Office of the Registrar 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 department has the ability to assign distribution credit to AP credit courses, as applicable. For questions regarding AP credit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.