Concurrent Enrollment

Students must secure permission from the Office of Academic Advising before registering for courses if they want to register concurrently at another university, regardless of the delivery method of the course.

In the absence of extenuating circumstances necessitating concurrent registration, such permission will not generally be granted. Requests will not be considered for concurrent enrollment that will cause a student to have a registration overload or if the concurrent/planned course is offered at Rice during the semester of the request.

Concurrent enrollment approval is only necessary for courses that overlap the Rice academic year. If you take a course in the summer that commences after the end of the Rice spring semester, and concludes before the start of the Rice fall semester, concurrent enrollment approval is not required.

Students who wish to submit a petition must e-mail the following documents:

1. Completed Petition for Concurrent Enrollment indicating:

  • the list of courses you wish to take
  • the total credit hours this represents, and
  • the specific reasons for making the request

2. Completed Undergraduate Transfer Credit Form

If students have any questions about concurrent enrollment, please email


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