2010 Rice University transfer

Rice University (TX, #17) 
Common App


Transfer Deadline

Mar. 15 (F)

Essay Questions
Common Apps
  • Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (150 words or fewer, 1000 character maximum). 
  • Please provide a statement (250 words minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.
  • Include any additional information that you would like to provide regarding special circumstances, additional qualifications, etc. (1000 characters)
  • With the understanding that the choice of academic school you indicated is not binding, explain why you are applying to that particular school of study. (1100 characters)
  • What motivated you to apply to Rice University? Please be specific and limit your response to 200 words.
  • A. (Architecture applicants should skip this (A) and respond to the following (B).)The quality of Rice’s academic life and the Residential College System are heavily influenced by the unique life experiences and cultural traditions each student brings. What perspective do you feel that you will contribute to life at Rice? (Most applicants are able to respond successfully in two to three double-spaced pages.)
  • B.Please respond to each of the following: 1) What aspirations, experiences, or relationships have motivated you to pursue the study of architecture? 2) Outside of academics, what do you enjoy most or find most challenging? (Responses to each section should be approximately one page.)

  • SAT I or ACT: required 
  • SAT II: 2
  • Recommendation letter(s): 2
  • Minimum credits
  • Others
    • A GPA of 3.2 at least  in their most recent college work.
    • Students are considered transfer applicants if they have completed secondary school, have earned at least nine semester hours of college credit (three college courses), and have not been enrolled in high school for at least one year.
  • Documents
    • Transfer Common Application
􀂍 Rice Supplement to the Transfer Common Application
􀂍 $70 nonrefundable application fee
􀂍 All high school and college transcripts
􀂍 Official scores from SAT (6609) or ACT (4152)
􀂍 College Official’s Report
􀂍 Two College Instructor Evaluations
􀂍 Rice Transfer Signature Page (this form must be printed and mailed to the Rice Admission Office)
􀂍 Music applicants must schedule an audition
    • International applicants must also submit:
􀂍 Rice International Student Financial Statement
Contact Info
  • Address
PO Box 1892, MS17
Houston, TX 77251-1892
United States of America
  • Phone: 713-348-7423 / 800-527-6957
  • Fax: 713-348-5323
  • Email: riceapps@rice.edu