The petition process for receiving a registration overload is dependent upon the student's matriculation semester. This process is managed by the Office of Academic Advising and detailed information is available through the Academic Advising web site
Matriculated prior to Fall 2016
For students who matriculated to Rice prior to the Fall 2016 semester, students must secure permission in writing from the Office of the Academic Advising to register for more than 20 credits in any semester.
Matriculated During or After Fall 2016
For students who matriculated to Rice in the Fall 2016 semester and thereafter, students must secure permission from either the Office of Academic Advising or their appropriate major advisor(s) for more than 18 credits in any semester.