Rice University

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Rice

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

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Rice Supplement to the QuestBridge Application

Within two business days of your Finalist notification from QuestBridge, Rice will automatically email you with instructions for accessing your Rice Admission Student Portal. Use your portal to submit Rice’s QuestBridge Application supplement by Nov. 1.

2

Test Scores (Optional) 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 6609
ACT code: 4152

Rice will allow first-year applicants to undergraduate, degree-seeking programs for the 2020-2021 application cycle to submit SAT or ACT test scores, if they choose. Students who are unable to submit tests, or prefer not to submit test scores, will be given full consideration in the admission selection process. 

For students who submit SAT or ACT scores, the highest score from each section across all administrations will be used. Students are encouraged to report all scores knowing that the sections will be recombined to get the best possible set of scores for each candidate. The writing sections of either test and subject tests are not required. Admitted students who choose to enroll at Rice will be required to submit official test scores prior to matriculation.

Students wishing to provide additional exams for admission consideration are welcome to submit these.  These exams are purely optional and at the discretion of the students to submit. 

Learn more about Rice's 2020-2021 testing policy

3

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003604
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

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.

4

2021-2022 CSS Profile

CSS code: 6609
Available Oct. 1

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit the CSS Profile Business/Farm Supplement.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Each parent must complete a CSS Profile application. We recommended that the student and custodial parent start the CSS Profile application first. Then the non-custodial parent will need to create a College Board account and complete their CSS Profile application.
  • If you do not have any contact with your non-custodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Non-Custodial Waiver Form.

5

2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

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 student dashboard.

Please note that after submitting the CSS Profile, College Board will prompt you to upload 2019 taxes via the College Board IDOC student dashboard, which will be available by October. 

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may use their completed QuestBridge application and associated materials to apply Early Decision to Rice. Within two business days of receiving QuestBridge’s non-match communication, Rice will automatically email you with instructions for how to choose this option, if you are interested. The deadline to choose Early Decision is December 5 .

Regular Decision

Finalists who do not match may use their completed QuestBridge application and associated materials to apply Regular Decision to Rice by following the instructions below. The deadline to choose Regular Decision is January 1.


Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Rice on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 4 - December 9. 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 admission and financial aid materials to Rice according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: 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

Rice Supplement to the QuestBridge Application  
Decision Plan Verification Form


Complete these items in your Rice Admission Student Portal. Finalists who did not rank Rice will automatically receive instructions for accessing their portal once QuestBridge transmits your application to Rice. This is normally within two business days after the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form deadline. There is not a way to access these forms or your Rice Admission Student Portal until you receive the activation instructions from Rice.

Complete these items in your Rice Admission Student Portal. Finalists who did not rank Rice will automatically receive instructions for accessing their portal once QuestBridge transmits your application to Rice. This is normally within two business days after the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form deadline. There is not a way to access these forms or your Rice Admission Student Portal until you receive the activation instructions from Rice.

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Test Scores (Optional) 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 6609
ACT code: 4152

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Requirements: 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

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003604
Available Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2021-2022 CSS Profile

CSS code: 6609
Available Oct. 1

 

2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms 

 

Submit via College Board IDOC

Contact Information 

Rice University
Office of Admission, MS-17
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
https://admission.rice.edu/
admission@rice.edu

Office of Financial Aid, MS-12
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
http://financialaid.rice.edu/
fina@rice.edu

 

Admissions 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.)