Forms & Handouts

This page contains helpful forms and handouts, as well as procedural flowcharts, for new and current international students & scholars, and Rice's Academic Departments. The forms are divided into the following categories:

  • New Students
  • New Scholars
  • Current Students & Scholars
  • Employment


International Student Admissions Flowchart

New Student Intake Form

Template Letter of Support for Financial Sponsor

Transfer In Form (Incoming transfers from another U.S. institution)


J-1 Scholar Request Form

J-1 Transfer-In Form (Incoming transfers from another U.S. institution)

Understanding J-1 Health Insurance Requirements


Form to submit documents to OISS online

Student Extension Request Form

Reduced Course Load (RCL) Authorization Form

RCL Process for Undergraduates Flowchart

RCL Process for Graduate Students Flowchart

Request to add F-2 or J-2 Dependents

Transfer Out Form (Rice students transferring their SEVIS record to another U.S. institution)

J-1 Scholar Extension Form (for Academic Departments)

J-1 Address Update Form for Special Sponsored Groups

J-1 Transfer-Out Form (J-1 scholars transferring their SEVIS record from Rice to another U.S. institution)


Social Security (SSN) Regulations for Students and Scholars
On-Campus Employment Verification Form (for student SSN requests)
Map to Social Security Office

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Info Page
F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Form for Undergraduates
F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Form for B-ARCH Students for Preceptorship
F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Form for Graduate Students
Online form for electronic CPT request submissions (netID) login required)

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Info Page
F-1 OPT Faculty Advisor Form
Online OPT Request form

F-1 STEM OPT Extension
Online form for electronic STEM OPT request submissions

J Visas
J-1 Student On-Campus Employment Authorization Form
J-1 Academic Training Process
J-2 Work Authorization – For the Cover Letter Template, click here