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GRADUATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST

A complete application must include the following items:

_________ Application Form: The online application is preferred and stongly encouraged.  The downloaded, hard-copy form will continue to be accepted (subject to change).
_________ Application Fee: $85 paid by credit card or check (must be in US dollars drawn on a US bank).
_________ Three Letters of Evaluation: The Department accepts both online recommendations as well as hard copy letters. Hard copy letters must be sent by the recommending party or sent with your support materials in envelopes that are sealed and signed by the person who is writing.
_________ Transcripts: Official, confidential transcripts from each institution that you have attended; 1 copy of each.
_________ GRE Scores: Instruct the testing service to send these scores electronically or original documents to Rice University (Photocopies, attached files, faxes, or any other form of report, other than originals, CANNOT be used). The GRE general test and GRE subject test in physics are required.   Testing must be scheduled allowing time for scores to be reported to Rice University by the January 1 application deadline. Institution code for Rice University is 6609.  Department code for Physics & Astronomy is 0808.  Unofficial GRE score reports (general and physics) are required to be uploaded to the online application system when the reports become available.
_________ TOEFL Requirements: Foreign applicants must have the testing service send the TOEFL scores electronically or original documents to Rice University (Photocopies, attached files, faxes, or any other form of report, other than originals, CANNOT be used). Testing must be scheduled allowing time for scores to be reported to Rice University by the January 1 application deadline. Preferred scores are 95 iBT or 260 CBT.  Minimum required scores are 90 iBT or 250 CBT.  Scores more than 2 years old cannot be accepted in any format per ETS score reporting policy.  Institution code for Rice University is 6609.  Department code for Rice University Physics and Astronomy is 76. Unofficial TOEFL score reports are required to be uploaded to the online application system for foreign applicants when the reports become available.
DEADLINE FOR ADMISSION: January 1 of the calendar year you wish to enter the program.

MAILING ADDRESS:

Physics and Astronomy Department, MS 61
Rice University
P. O. Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
Email contact: Graduate Recruiting Coordinator

 

COURIER SERVICE ADDRESS:

Physics and Astronomy Department, MS 61
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX   77005

 

If there are any problems uploading documents on the online application system, please contact the Graduate Recruiting Coordinator.