Courses taken for credit at Rice are generally transferable to other institutions. You are strongly encouraged to check with your home institution to verify credit transfer procedures and the applicability of the Rice course to your degree program. Your home institution may require additional materials, such as a syllabi or course description, in order to evaluate the course. These are available on the Course Schedule website.
Yes, if you are registered for credit, the courses offered during summer sessions carry academic credit and will be noted on your official Rice transcript. Auditors who are not registered for credit will not receive academic credit.
Summer Session is divided into six sessions:
The Course Schedule provides the most up-to-date listing of courses offered.
The last day to drop a course depends on the session of the course:
Note: These are the last days to drop a course without academic penalty, which differ from refund deadlines. Refund deadlines are available on the academic calendar.
The application fee is $75.
The application deadlines are tied to the individual session for which you are applying. If you plan to take courses in multiple sessions, your deadline would be the earliest session’s deadline — you do not need to submit multiple applications.
Summer housing is available for non-Rice students on a limited basis only. If you are working with a Rice faculty member, you are eligible for housing in our on-campus dorms. If you are a college student at another university, who is not working with a Rice faculty member, we are unable to provide housing for you at this time. Learn more here.
Yes, the course will appear on an official Rice transcript.
The amount of work required for each course depends on the number of credit hours. Each credit hour is equivalent to 2,100 minutes of combined instruction and student preparation time. During a three-week session, a student can be expected to complete 700 minutes of combined instruction and student preparation per week, and during a five-week session, a student can be expected to complete 420 minutes of combined instruction and student preparation per week.
Generally speaking, for each hour you spend with the instructor, you can expect two hours of additional work outside of the classroom.
During summer sessions, tuition is charged per credit hour. For Summer Sessions 2019, the tuition is $1,000 per credit hour. If the course is a three credit-hour course (as most courses are), the total tuition would be $3,000.
There is a $10 fee per transcript.
If you are a visiting student, registration will be processed by the Office of the Registrar based on the courses you choose. You do not need to perform any registration yourself.
Currently enrolled Rice students should register online via ESTHER as normal.
No, payment plans are not available for summer sessions. Tuition and fees are due in full the day before each summer session begins, as listed on the Academic Calendar. Payments may be made online by credit card or e-check. Payments made in person at the Cashier’s Office can be by check, debit card or cash.
Courses may be cancelled for low enrollment. If a course is cancelled, the department offering the course will notify you of the cancellation by email.