Rice University awards transfer credit for certain college preparatory exams taken before admitted students start their Rice 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.
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.
Please Note (special instructions to students with AP exams):
To ensure that your AP scores match up with your Rice academic record, be sure to provide your name, date of birth, and Social Security Number to the College Board in the exact same manner or way you expect to identify yourself on your Rice application.
Students should instruct the College Board to include all exam results (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years), if applicable. Please do not mail your personal copy of your exam results to the Office of the Registrar. Hand-delivered or personal copies of exam results are not considered official and will not be reviewed by Rice.
College Level Examination Credit (CLEP) is not accepted at Rice University.
If you have questions about the examination credit policy at Rice or if you would like to check on the status of your transfer credit, please contact email@example.com.