Applying to the Program

Key Dates:

Application Deadline:


Friday, July 24th, 2015. *Please contact Shea at
to find out about our application deadline extension.

Interview Dates:


Monday, August 3rd – Friday, November 6th

Decision Date:


December 7-11, 2015

Orientation Date:


Monday, January 11th, 2016

Applications will be evaluated once complete. Candidates are encourages to submit all of the required application items (see below) prior to the application deadline. Please note that there is no application fee.

  1. Application Form (PDF)
    Download, save to your computer, complete all fields and submit it via email to 
  2. Questionnaire (PDF)
    Download, save to your computer, complete all fields and submit it via email to  
  3. An updated copy of your professional resume
    Please keep it concise (1-2 pages) and save it in Microsoft Word or pdf. Submit it via email to  
  4. Two letters of recommendation (one from a peer and one from a supervisor)
    The recommendations should be written by individuals who have known you professionally and can attest to your potential as a REEP candidate.
    One of these should be from your direct supervisor. Specific and detailed insights on your work performance and leadership capabilities should offer a well-rounded perspective on your professional history.
    Letters should be saved in Microsoft Word or pdf. Ask the person writing the letter to submit it via email to  
  5. Official transcripts of all previous coursework and Service Record (bachelor’s, master’s degree, etc)
    Please contact your former schools and request them to be mailed to this address:
    Rice University-Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
    REEP-Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program
    Attn: Shea Bledsoe
    Rice University, McNair Hall MS 531
    6100 Main Street, Suite 127
    Houston, TX 77005

International Students - If you did not earn your undergraduate degree in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom, please submit official test scores of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Once the application is fully submitted, the REEP Admissions Team will process the information and select candidates to be interviewed (by invitation only).

Please remember to send all your supporting documents before the deadlines. We do not accept documents after the deadline. REEP will not review incomplete applications. An application is considered complete once we have received all five items listed in the application checklist. It is the candidate’s responsibility to follow up with REEP and ensure that the school transcripts and letters of recommendation were received in a timely manner.

The decision letters are sent to the address listed on your application. It is very important to contact your admissions representative if you have moved since you submitted your application and have an address change or new phone number.