Optional interviews are a great way to demonstrate interest in Rice, share with us your academic and personal successes, and learn more about the campus experience. We offer interviews both on- and off-campus. Students who complete their application by Dec. 15 and request an off-campus interview by Dec. 17 will receive priority consideration for interview matching. The Admission Committee views on- and off-campus interviews equally in the admission review process. Inability to have an interview will not negatively impact your application.
We offer off-campus interviews to applicants wherever they live. A trained alumnus and expert in the undergraduate experience will meet with you in person or through a virtual interview to learn more about your accomplishments and answer your questions about studying at Rice.
To get started, first submit your application for admission. Then access your online applicant portal and request your off-campus interview by the deadlines below.
|Decision Plan||Application submitted by:||Interview requested by*:|
|Early||Nov. 1||Nov. 3|
|Regular - Priority Deadline*||Dec. 15||Dec. 17|
|Regular||Jan. 1||Jan. 3|
*In years of exceptionally high demand for interviews, all requests may not be fulfilled. We will try to match students who request an interview by the priority deadline first.
We offer on-campus interviews to rising seniors beginning in June before their senior year. Prospective students will meet with Rice Admission staff or current Rice seniors to discuss their accomplishments and learn more about studying at Rice. Request your interview on our Campus Visit registration form, but don’t wait — these spots fill quickly.
|Decision Plan||Interview Completed By*|
*Advanced registration required; based on availability.