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International Intake/Financial Declaration Forms (2018-2019 forms are now posted below)
  - Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Student
  - Undergraduate Exchange Student - Full academic year 

  - Undergraduate Exchange Student - Fall semester only 

  - Undergraduate Exchange Student - Spring semester only 

  - Graduate Degree-Seeking Student
  - Graduate Music Student
  - Graduate Architecture Student 
  - Masters Students in Energy Economics
  - Professional Masters Students in Natural Science
  - Professional Masters Students in Engineering 
Professional Masters Students in Global Affairs
  - MBA Student 
 - Masters in Accounting Program 
  - Graduate Exchange Student - Full academic year
  - Graduate Exchange Student - Fall semester only (coming soon!)

Foreign Student Transfer Release Form (transfers from a U.S. institution)
J-1 Transfer Form
DS-2019 Request Form for Scholars, Part I: Scholar Form
DS-2019 Request Form for Scholars, Part II: Academic Department Form
Instructions on Scheduling J-1 English Proficiency Interview (for Rice Academic Department)
Special Regulations for J-1 Exchange Visitors
J-1 Scholar Pre-Arrival Checklist 
Understanding J-1 Heath Insurance Requirements PowerPoint
SEVIS Fee Handout for F-1 Students
SEVIS Fee Handout for J-1 Exchange Visitors
Special Considerations for Canadian Citizens
Brazil@Rice Initial Assessment  




New I-94 Process for Customs & Border Protection
Housing Resources
Opening a U.S. Bank Account Handout
Honor Code for Int'l Students
English Language Resources
Resources on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)



Requesting Letters of Support
J-1 Scholar Extension Form (for Departments)
Student Extension Request Form 
Reduced Course Load Authorization Form 
NSCI 399 Observer Approval Form
Health Insurance Tips 
Maintaining your address in ESTHER 
Request to add F-2 Dependents 
Request to add J-2 Dependents
ITIN Application Process 
J-1 Address Update Form for Special Groups
Transfer Out Form (for Rice students transfering their SEVIS record to another U.S. institution)


Social Security (SSN): Regulations for Students and Map to Social Security Office
On-Campus Employment Verification Form- for student SSN requests
F-1 Off-Campus Employment Authorization Comparison Chart


F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Tutorial 

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT ) Form for Undergraduates 

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Form for Graduate Students  


F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Tutorial
F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Handout with Degree Completion Form  

F-1 STEM OPT Extension

F-1 OPT Status Update Form
Cover Letter Template for OPT Application

I-765 Guidance for Post-Completion OPT Application


J-1 Academic Training Handout 
J-2 Work Authorization Handout - For the cover letter template, click here