Rice University

 

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Rice

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Rice Supplement to the QuestBridge Application

Detailed information and links to required forms will be e-mailed once Finalist results are announced.

2

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 6609
ACT code: 4152

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

All scores must be sent directly from the testing organization.

All freshman applicants must take one of the following: (a) the new, redesigned SAT (Reading/Writing/Language and Math - SAT Essay is optional) or (b) the ACT (Writing is optional). Rice recommends two SAT Subject Tests related to your proposed area of study. Applicants who do not take the SAT Subject Tests will not be disadvantaged in the review process.

3

2018-2019  CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 6609
Available Oct. 1

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit the CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE Business/Farm Supplement.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2016 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to Rice using this cover sheet.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download here.

4

A copy of your parents’ 2016 federal income tax returns

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements for both custodial and noncustodial parents (if applicable). Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns. Submit via the College Board IDOC service.

Please note that after submitting the CSS Profile, College Board will prompt you to upload 2016 taxes via the IDOC System, which will be available by October. 

5

2018-2019 FAFSA

Available: Oct. 1

There is no cost associated with completing the FAFSA.

Rice strongly encourages families to utilize the Data Retrieval Tool to transfer IRS tax return information directly to the FAFSA.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Rice.

Applicants interested in Early Decision must complete the Decision Plan Verification Form and submit the form by December 4th. 

Regular Decision

Follow the instructions below to apply through Regular Decision.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Rice on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 6 - December 11. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Rice (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Rice according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

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Regular Decision Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked Rice and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Rice

Common Application with Rice Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents

 

 

Decision Plan Verification Form
Rice Supplement to the QuestBridge Application  

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 6609
ACT code: 4152

Only if new scores to report

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Application Fee

 

 

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: MARCH 1

 

Finalists who ranked Rice and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Rice

2018-2019 CSS/FinancialAid PROFILE
CSS code: 6609
Available Oct. 1

 

2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms

 

2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1

Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Mail official transcripts and mail or email the Supplement to:
Rice University
Office of Admission, MS-17
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
riceapps@rice.edu

Fax or mail federal income tax returns to:
Rice University
Office of Financial Aid, MS-12
Allen Center, Suite 250
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Fax: (713) 348-2139

 

Rice Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Email: riceapps@rice.edu 


Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

Application instructions for QuestBridge applicants to Rice (includes information on submitting applications to the Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program, and additional information for music or architecture applicants.)

More information on applying to Rice
More information on applying for financial aid at Rice