Transfer Credit Advisors
As part of the study abroad application process, students are required to obtain transfer credit pre-approval from their Transfer Credit Advisors for Rice-equivalent course credit. This advising is a critical part of allowing a Rice student to maximize his/her study abroad experience, as it ensures not only that credit will be properly evaluated, but that the time abroad coordinates well with each individual student’s course of study at Rice.
The pre-approval process asks students to identify courses abroad specific to their major or minor programs, or able to fulfill distribution requirements. Students will meet with the appropriate Transfer Credit Advisor to review course plans and complete the Undergraduate Request for Transfer Credit form. Each department has the authority to pre-approve courses that may earn credit for either core requirements or electives.
The course pre-approval process is dependent upon the faculty transfer credit advisor in each major. Transcripts from the institution abroad are then evaluated by the Office of the Registrar upon return to Rice to determine final credit awarded.