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Rice University

Houston, TX

Finalists who rank Rice

If you are a Finalist who ranked Rice, your National College Match application will be sent to Rice, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Requirements

Rice University Application Status Portal Activation

QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Rice University on October 18, and Rice University may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Rice University will then email you instructions to log in and activate your applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Rice University.

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.

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 6609
ACT code: 4152

Rice will allow first-year applicants to undergraduate, degree-seeking programs for the 2023-2024 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 superscored 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 self-report test scores for admission and choose to enroll at Rice will be required to submit official test scores prior to matriculation.

Students are welcome to submit additional exams for admission consideration.  These exams are purely optional and at the discretion of the students to submit. We want students to have every opportunity to showcase their strengths and academic achievements where possible. 

Learn more about Rice's 2023-2024 testing policy

2024-2025 CSS Profile

CSS code: 6609
Available Oct. 1

All candidates for the match must complete the CSS Profile.

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.

2022 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

All schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements for both custodial and noncustodial parents (if applicable) must be signed and submitted. Include personal and business/farm tax returns. Submit all of this documentation via the College Board IDOC student dashboard.

Please note that after submitting the CSS Profile, College Board will prompt you by email to upload 2022 taxes via the College Board IDOC student dashboard. 

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003604

Submit as soon as available

The FAFSA will not be available until at least December 2023. Please complete the FAFSA as soon as it is available and submit it directly to Rice by Feb 1.

Only candidates who identify as US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens need to complete the FAFSA.

There is no cost associated with completing the FAFSA.

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 6.

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 4.

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 (accessed through your Rice Admission Status Portal)

Decision Plan Verification Form (accessed through your Rice Admission Status Portal)

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 6609
ACT code: 4152

Only if new scores to report

Only if you chose to submit test scores

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

Finalists who did not rank Rice

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003604

2024-2025 CSS Profile

CSS code: 6609
Available Oct. 1

If not previously submitted

2022 Federal Tax Returns and Forms 

Submit via College Board IDOC if not previously submitted

Contact Information 

Rice University
Office of Admission, MS-17
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
[email protected]

Office of Financial Aid, MS-12
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
[email protected]

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

Admissions application instructions for QuestBridge applicants to Rice (includes additional information for music or architecture applicants.)