The Office of Academic Advising is so excited to welcome you to campus! When you arrive for Orientation Week (O-Week), your College Magister and O-Week PAA teams will present you with an Introduction to Academics at Rice, a preview of which can be found below. Throughout the week, you will have numerous chances to interact with members of our advising community, including current students from your college and from other colleges, members of Rice’s distinguished faculty, and professional staff advisors, all of whom are available to support you throughout your entire time at Rice. O-Week is also the time for students to start exploring the array of academic opportunities at Rice and register for courses for their first semester.
Before arriving for O-Week, be sure to watch our 3-part series below, Introduction to Academics. This series of 3 videos will introduce to you:
At Rice, our hope is that you will create a rewarding, individualized undergraduate experience. Your first year should be a time of exploration and discovery rather than a time to rush through as many requirements as possible. There are many excellent academic opportunities for you to consider, so we challenge you to choose and deeply pursue those that will help you reach your personal, academic, and professional goals. A few suggestions for your first year:
We know you will be busy with your coursework, but there is a lot of learning that goes on outside of the classroom, too. Throughout the year, academic departments and offices within the Division of the Dean of Undergraduates will host events designed to help you explore opportunities and plan a path that satisfies your interests on and off campus.
We are in the process of updating all of the resources you see below for the 2019-2020 academic year.
|Academic Planning Information|
|Peer Academic Advisors|
|UNIV 110: First Year Foundations Course|
|AP Credit List 2019-2020|
|IB Credit List 2019-2020|
|A-Level Policies 2019-2020|
|First Year Writing Intensive Seminar (FWIS) and Course Description|
|Biochemistry Lab Placement Information|
|Chemistry Placement Information for New Students 2019-2020|
|Math Placement Information for New Students 2018-2019|
|Language Placement Information for New Students 2019-2020|
|Physics Placement Information for New Students 2018-2019|
|Composition Exam Instructions for 2019 (How to Access Exam Results)|
|Engineering Undergraduate Advising Booklet 2018-2019|
|Natural Sciences Undergraduate Advising Booklet 2018-2019|
|BioSciences Advising Information 2018-2019|
|BioSciences Advising Handout 2018-2019|