Transfer International application and checklist for Fall 2018

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.

Submit items 1-10 to Rice University Admissions Office

Application Step   Checklist   Date Due
1   The Coalition Application and Rice Supplement or the Common Application and Rice Writing Supplement    March 15, 2018
2   A $75 nonrefundable application fee   March 15, 2018
3   Final Official high school transcript   March 15, 2018
4   All Official College Transcripts   March 15, 2018
5   The College Report   March 15, 2018
6   Two College Instructor Evaluations   March 15, 2018
7   Last Day to take SAT (Rice code - 6609) or   December 2, 2017
8   Last Day to take ACT (Rice code - 4152)   February 10, 2018
9   Financial Aid Forms: (1) complete CSS Profile, use 6609 for the CSS profile code.
Financial Aid Forms: (2) Submit 2016 Federal Tax returns and W-2's to IDOC.
Financial Aid Forms: (3) Rice International Financial Statement
  April 15, 2018
10   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 Langugage 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.   February, 2018

Submit items 11-14 to The Shepherd School Office of Music Admissions

Application Step   Checklist   Date Due
11   Music Teacher Recommendation.  In a traditional letter format, this should be submitted directly from the teacher via email (, fax, or to the address below       January 2, 2018
12   Audition Profile Form, preliminary recording, or portfolio for composition or music history applicants as described on the Audition Page   December 1, 2017
13   Complete the Shepherd School of Music Financial Assistance Application   March 15, 2018
14   Transfer Acknowledgement Form   March 15, 2018

Submit items 1-10
Rice University
Admissions Office - MS-17
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892

Submit items 11-14
Office of Music Admissions
Shepherd School of Music - MS 532
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892