Freshman International Applicants for Fall 2017

This is the most important page for successful completion of your application to The Shepherd School of Music. Final admissions decisions will be released by April 1.
 

Application checklist and due dates

 

Date Due

 


1. The Common Application and Rice Writing Supplement or the Universal College Application and the Rice Supplement or the Coalition Application.


2. A $75 nonrefundable application fee

 


December 1, 2016

 

 

 

December 1, 2016

 


3. Official high school transcript

4. Academic Teacher Evaluation*

*For home-schooled applicants, either the School Report or the Teacher Evaluation must be from someone who is not related to the applicant.

 


December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

 


5. Midyear Report
(to be submitted when senior midyear grades become available)

 


February 1, 2017

 


6. Last test date for SAT and two SAT subject tests or
    
 ACT

 

December 3, 2016
December 10, 2016

 


7. Financial Aid Forms (submit both)

» Complete CSS PROFILE, use 6609 for CSS PROFILE Code.

» Submit 2015 Tax Returns and W-2s to IDOC.

» Rice International Financial Statement

 

 


March 1, 2017

 

 

 

December 1, 2016

 

 

8. TOEFL If your first language and language of instruction is English OR you have received two years of instruction in English, you are not required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS. Otherwise, you are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum score on the TOEFL is 600 on the paper-based test and 100 on the internet-based test. The minimum acceptable score on the IELTS is 7. Rice's TOEFL code is 6609.

 

 

 

December 1, 2016

 

9. School report (counselor recommendation)


 

December 1, 2016

 

 

10. Music Teacher Recommendation

In traditional letter format should be submitted directly from the teacher via email (musi@rice.edu), fax, or to the address below.

 

 

 

January 3, 2017

 


11. Audition Profile Form, preliminary recording, or portfolio for composition or music history applicants as described on the Audition Page

 

December 1, 2016


 

12. Complete the Shepherd School Financial Assistance Application


 

December 1, 2016

Submit items 1-9
Rice University
Admissions Office - MS-17
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892

Submit items 10-12
Office of Music Admissions
Shepherd School of Music - MS 532
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892