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.


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)


Incoming International Scholar Flowchart

Visiting International Undergraduate Researcher Flowchart

Checklist of Required Documents for DS-2019 (prints two per page)

DS-2019 Request Form, Part I: Scholar Form

DS-2019 Request Form, Part II: Academic Department Form

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

Understanding J-1 Health Insurance Requirements

J-1 Repeat Participation Bars & 2-Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement


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) Tutorial Canvas Course
F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Form for Undergraduates
F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Form for B-ARCH Students
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 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Tutorial
Cover Letter Template for OPT Application
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 Request Form
J-2 Work Authorization Handout – For the Cover Letter Template, click here