After Admissions

Enrollment Deposit

To accept or decline your admission offer, please respond to your offer of admission through Rice’s application system. If you plan to enroll, we require you to submit the Enrollment Response form and a non-refundable $2,000 USD deposit by the deadline date.

The deposit is credited toward the student's tuition upon matriculation. The enrollment deposit cannot be waived. Students who fail to remit their deposit by the deadline forfeit their place in the entering class. Students who make deposits but do not enroll on the agreed date will lose their deposits.

We cannot guarantee you a space in the incoming class if you do not respond by the date indicated in your admission letter.

Deferral Process

In order to be considered for deferral, accepted applicants must first accept their offer of admission, and then email the Admissions Committee at outlining their reasons for seeking a deferral. The request will be brought before the Admissions Committee for deliberation. If approved, the $2,000 USD deferral deposit is still required to secure a space in a future term and will count toward tuition if the student enrolls at the expected time.

The deposit will be applicable only for the agreed upon matriculation date and will not be returned to the applicant under any circumstances. If the candidate does not enroll for the term agreed upon, the admission offer and deposits are forfeited.

The deferral deposit will not be waived or reduced. These policies are very strictly enforced, students who cannot enroll within 12 months should consider reapplying. The Admissions Committee looks very favorably upon reapplications from candidates who were previously admitted, and although there is no guarantee of readmission, the likelihood is strong.