With the appropriate authorizations, benefits-eligible employees, and Rice retirees, of Rice University may take one course per semester, either for credit or audit. (Please see important note below regarding eligible courses.) Please see University Policy #409 and/or #432 for complete details about benefits eligibility. Employees must meet a six-month probationary period before using this benefit.
The registration period is the first two weeks of the semester. Registration is facilitated through the Office of the Registrar and is outlined as follows.
Retirees, spouses and domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are also able to audit one course per semester. Spouses and domestic partners should follow the same registration procedures as benefits-eligible employees.
Please Note: All graduate courses in the Jones Graduate School of Business, all courses offering individual instruction in the School of Architecture, all undergraduate and graduate courses offering individual instruction including musical performance or composition in the Shepherd School of Music, and Glasscock School of Continuing Studies classes are excluded from this program.
The tuition waiver or audit benefit is not available to Rice benefits-eligible employees during the Summer Sessions, however with the appropriate authorizations, benefits-eligible employees of Rice University may take courses offered during Rice's Summer Sessions and apply for tuition reimbursement. Please see University Policy #432.
Faculty/Staff will adhere to the deadlines to apply as a visiting student, depending on the session in which they are requesting to enroll in courses. In addition, the following needs to be completed: