Key Dates:

Application Deadline:


Monday, April 25, 2016. *Please contact Shea at
to find out about our application deadline extension.

Interview Dates:


Interviews are by invitation only and will be arranged through the REEP office.

Decision Date:


Monday, May 9, 2016

Program Dates:


July 11-22, 2016 (7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Summer Institute 2

Applicants must complete all of the required application items below. Please note that there is no application fee. Please submit all materials via email to 


  1. Application Form

  2. Questionnaire

  3. An updated copy of your professional resume
    Please keep it concise (1-2 pages)

  4. Two letters of recommendation (one from a peer and one from a supervisor)
    They 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.

    Ask the person writing the letter to submit it via email to

  5. Official transcripts of all previous coursework (bachelor’s, master’s degree, etc)
    Please contact your former schools and request them to mail the official transcripts to:

    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 either your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or PTE Academic.

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

Please remember to send all your supporting documents before the deadlines. 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 anytime you have changes to your contact information.