When to Register

Continuing/Returning Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students (except undergraduate professional students in the School of Architecture) should register via ESTHER during the Course Request Period. The Course Request Period will open for Spring 2021 registration on Thursday, November 12, 2020, and will remain open and available through 5:00 PM Friday, December 4, 2020. Spring 2021 registrations will be processed on Monday, December 7, 2020, and results will be made available in ESTHER by noon. Registration will re-open on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, beginning at 7:00 AM. At that time, you may begin adding or dropping classes, or adding yourself to ESTHER wait-list.

Additional information on registration times can be found on the Spring 2021 main undergraduate registration page.

Undergraduate Professional Students and Graduate Students

Continuing/returning undergraduate professional students in the School of Architecture and all continuing/returning graduate students should register online via the Register or Add/Drop Classes page in ESTHER. Spring 2021 registration for continuing/returning undergraduate professional and graduate students begins on Monday, December 7, 2020, at 5:00 PM.

Additional information on registration times can be found on the Spring 2021 main graduate registration page.

Registration Deadlines

For a comprehensive list of Registration Deadlines (including ADD, DROP, Pass/Fail, Variable Credit deadlines etc.), please consult the semester specific Academic Calendar.

Summer Session Registration

Students seeking to register for courses during one of Rice's summer sessions should view the Summer Session page for important dates and deadlines.