A number of inter-institutional graduate student enrollment agreements have been established enabling graduate students from one institution to take graduate level courses at one of the other participating institutions. Students must be registered full-time (9 credit hours) between their home institution and their host institution during the semester they register for courses under the inter-institutional agreement.
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Texas A&M Health Science Center
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
- University of Houston
- Rice University
Registration Rules and Guidelines
- Requested class must not be offered by the home institution during the requested term/semester
- Requested class must be necessary for completion of graduate degree
- Visiting students may register for a total of no more than 12 credit hours outside their home institution, as part of the inter-institutional agreement
- Number of credits allowed per term/semester may vary depending on the policy of the host school
- All approval signatures must be completed
- Foreign students taking inter-institutional courses: You must check with your International Services Office regarding additional paperwork. Most host schools will require a copy of your I-20/DS-2019, visa stamp, passport ID page, and 1-94
- For a comprehensive list of Registration Deadlines (including ADD, DROP, Variable Credit deadlines etc.), please consult the semester specific Academic Calendar.
- Students may not take a course Pass/Fail, or for Audit.
- Due to the structure of the summer sessions at Rice University, this arrangement is not available to non-Rice students during the summer sessions.
This section details the procedures and required signatures necessary for a student whose home university is not Rice University, and who desires to participate in the inter-institutional graduate program with Rice University during the fall/spring semesters. If you are a Rice student seeking to enroll at another institution, information is available on the Inter-Institutional Graduate Student Enrollment website.
Complete the Inter-Institutional Graduate Program Registration Form.
Obtain the approval signature of your academic advisor at your home institution, and the International Students Office (if applicable).
Submit the form to the Office of the Registrar at your home institution for full-time enrollment verification.
Obtain the signature of your department chairperson at your home institution.
Obtain permission from the instructor of record at Rice University.
Submit the completed Inter-Institutional Graduate Program Registration Form to the Office of the Registrar at Rice University in Allen Center 116, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your student record will then be created and you will be registered for the course.
*Upon submission to the Office of the Registrar at Rice University, international students should also submit their passport, visa, I-20, I-94 arrival/departure card, and a completed Check-In Sheet.
Please Note: Due to the structure of the summer sessions at Rice University, this arrangement is not available to non-Rice students during the summer sessions.
Two weeks after the close of a semester and the submission of final grades, the Rice University Office of the Registrar will forward an official academic transcript to your home institution.
Fees are paid at your home institution. Please contact the Cashier’s Office at your home institution for additional information.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the deadline to submit an inter-institutional enrollment request?
Inter-Institutional enrollment forms, complete with all required signatures (and international student documentation, if applicable), must be received by the deadline to add courses which is provided on the Academic Calendar. Please note that you should also adhere to registration deadlines that are set by your home institution.
- When will my enrollment be processed?
Inter-Institutional enrollment forms, complete with all required signatures (and international student documentation, if applicable), are typically processed within 2 business days. Requests received during peak periods should allow up to 4 business days for processing.
- What if I no longer want college credit for the course that I am enrolled in?
Inter-Institutional students may not take courses as Pass/Fail or Audit. Students who no longer wish to receive credit should submit a request to drop their course.
- How can I drop a course that I am registered for?
Inter-Institutional students must send a request to drop their course to email@example.com to have their withdrawal processed by the Office of the Registrar. Inter-Institutional students are not permitted to perform registration actions themselves.
Inter-Institutional students must adhere to the registration deadlines that are outlined in the Academic Calendar, as well registration deadlines that are set by their home institution