Rice University

Department of English

Transfer Credits

Transfer credits are governed by the principle of equivalency as stipulated in the General Announcements (pdf). Students should always consult with an advisor about study abroad or summer course plans and seek pre-approval for courses taken elsewhere. Some basic guidelines are the following:

  1. Foreign literature courses in translation taken elsewhere do not automatically transfer, as the English department does not offer such courses;
  2. The department does not grant transfer credit from community colleges; online universities; for-profit universities; or two year colleges.

Transfer credit requests should be directed to the Director of Undergraduate Study, Tim Morton at tbm2@rice.edu. 

Please expect delays in correspondence if you seek pre-approval for transfer credits during summer recess. An advisor or DUS only tentatively pre-approves courses when the university is not in session.