Applying to grad school? Three tips from Rice University

Applying to grad school? Three tips from Rice University

Thinking about graduate school? Summer is a great time to lay the foundations of your application and do some prep work, resulting in less stress down the road! Below are our recommendations:

Register for the GRE or GMAT and take a practice test.
Most Rice programs do require the GRE or GMAT. June is a great time to register for the GRE and take a practice test. Ready to take the test? The ETS institutional reporting code for Rice University is 6609.

Do you need to take the TOEFL or IELTS?
The TOEFL or IELTS is required for any student requiring a visa or whose native language is not English. This requirement may be waived for an international student who received a degree from an institution where English is the official language, but check with the administrator in your program of interest to be sure.

Reach out to potential recommenders.
Think carefully about who you would like to write your letters of recommendation. Make a short list of who you'd like to see write a letter, and reach out to them to see if they would be willing to advocate for you. Your recommenders should be people who know you well and who can speak to your experience, work ethic and career goals. Good choices are professors, advisers or managers. Provide potential recommenders with a resume, and schedule a talk with them to discuss your plans.

Rice University applications for graduate study open soon; if you'd like reminders, simply fill out our interest form here. Remember, deadlines vary by program so plan accordingly. If you have questions about graduate study at Rice, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.


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