Rice University awards transfer credits for International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations for students who have met the following criteria:
To receive IB credit, you will need to request an official IB score report to be sent to the Office of the Registrar. Generally, scores arrive in early August. Rice will automatically evaluate any eligible IB examinations when the scores arrive. Students will receive an email at their Rice email address if credits are awarded.
Please view the Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 list for the listing of applicable credits for exams that meet the Rice criteria.
Check with the IB Organization to be sure your official scores were sent to Rice, and please allow ample time for the credit to be posted. You must also allow at least 6 weeks for us to receive the scores from the IB Organization.
Generally, once you order the scores from the IB Organization, you should allow 6 to 8 weeks. Peak periods may require a longer turnaround time.
Even if you think you won't need your IB credit, you should have the scores sent to Rice during your first semester.
Yes. Your advisor, however, will want to see a copy of your IB scores. You can anticipate specific course credit as indicated on the list above.
Students should be aware that until their IB credits have been articulated to their Rice transcript, they may not be able to register online for some courses that require a prerequisite. In those instances, the student will need to obtain the instructor's approval signature via a Special Registration Form and submit that form to the Office of the Registrar.
Both your IB credit and your Rice enrollment will appear on your transcript, but the IB credit will be excluded from your earned hours. You cannot, for instance, retain IB credit for PHYS 141 and complete Rice enrollment in PHYS 101, PHYS 111, or PHYS 125. The Physics department considers these courses equivalent and does not allow "repeated" credit. If you receive IB credit for the PHYSICS exam (PHYS 141 and 142), and then take PHYS 101 at Rice, your credit in PHYS 141 will be excluded after you receive a final grade for PHYS 101.
Currently, Rice does not limit the amount of IB credit that can be awarded. However, this policy could change in the future. Be sure to check the IB policies for the year of your matriculation at Rice.
No. All students must take the English/Communication Composition exam, even if they receive IB credit for English.
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**Lists from these years are combined with Advanced Placement exam lists.