Glasscock School Blog

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Aug 28 , 2018

A Glimpse at the Life of Ella Fitzgerald

This fall we are excited to celebrate the lives and legacies of influential female jazz singers with our offering, Legendary Female Jazz Singers: From Ella to Esperanza. In preparation for this...

You may only attend class if you have paid the full fee amount.

 

Continuing Studies courses do not confer college credit with the exception of the Graduate Liberal Studies programs and Education programs. Some Continuing Studies programs confer professional continuing education credit, which is indicated in the course description. All courses grant participants Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – one unit for every ten hours of classroom time.

You may only attend class if you have paid the full fee amount.

Continuing Studies classes are open to adults, with the exception of a few courses for high school students. A few courses have prerequisites indicated in the course descriptions, and some programs require a bachelor's degree (which does not have to be from Rice but must be from an accredited institution). See individual program pages for specifics.

Continuing Studies classes are open to adults, with the exception of a few courses for high school students. A few courses have prerequisites indicated in the course descriptions, and some programs require a bachelor's degree (which does not have to be from Rice but must be from an accredited institution). See individual program pages for specifics.

We accept some late registrations depending on the course and space availability. If you would like to enroll in a course that has started, please call 713-348-4803 to inquire about late registration.

Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page.

Yes, we offer a variety of online courses. Please visit our Online Learning page for more information.

You can register online for most courses (with the exception of ESL, credit programs, and some professional development programs). Please visit the specific course pages to register online. Alternatively, you can call 713-348-4803 to register using a credit card. Please note some programs have an application process.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. You may submit a refund request by e-mail to gscs@rice.edu or, if the course is a language course, to fl@rice.edu. Refund requests for Center for College Readiness courses should be addressed to collegeready@rice.edu. Include your first and last name on the subject line. Or you may send a fax to 713-348-5213. You also may mail in a refund request or deliver it to our office. Please note that refunds can take two to three weeks to process.

We do not accept reservations for courses or trainings. You must complete the full registration process including payment.

You may contact us directly through postal mail, e-mail, fax or phone.

Mailing Address: Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
MS 550, Rice University,
P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251
E-mail: gscs@rice.edu
Fax number: 713-348-5213
Main telephone number: 713-348-4803

If you have a complaint about parking, please e-mail gscs@rice.edu.

You may submit a course proposal by e-mail to gscs@rice.edu. Please give specific topics relating to your course idea, as well as the specific audience you think would be likely to take the course. Indicate your teaching experience and credentials in the subject you would like to teach.

No, in most cases another section is not available, and we do not carry over registrations from one session to another. If handouts were distributed in the class you missed, you can request those handouts at the next class from the course attendant. Some individual programs, such as ESL, the Foreign Language Program and Center for College Readiness have specific policies on missed classes. Please call or consult the website.

An individual may be able to claim a tax deduction or a tax credit for the cost of attending this continuing education program. However, we do not issue 1098-Ts. Non-academic credit programs such as continuing education courses do not require a 1098-T per IRS guidelines. Please keep a copy of your receipt and consult with your tax advisor about whether your payment meets the regulations that apply to tax deductions and tax credits. The University’s Federal Tax ID Number is 74-1109620.

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized uniform unit of measurement of individual participation in non-credit continuing education. One Continuing Education Unit is defined as "ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience, under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction." CEUs provide the framework for individuals to document their efforts to update or broaden their knowledge or skills through a variety of non-credit educational options. CEUs are granted for classroom hours and are not granted for hours spent at such activities as performances, field trips or tours.

In general, we accept registrations up until the first class session, as long as there is space available in the class. Many classes fill quickly; we recommend that you register as early as possible. Some Community Programs and Professional Development courses have an early registration discount. See course pages for details. If you have waited until the day a class starts to register, please call us at 713-348-4803; if you register online at the last minute you risk not getting course location or parking information. 

We are located in the Anderson-Clarke Center, the three-story building on the left as you come in Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Drive. It is building #74 on the campus map. Visitor parking spaces are available on the backside of the building.

You will receive important information about parking in your enrollment acknowledgment; please read and retain all parking information. Visit our Parking & Directions for more information.

Continuing Studies classes are open to adults, with the exception of a few courses for high school students. A few courses have prerequisites indicated in the course descriptions, and some programs require a bachelor's degree (which does not have to be from Rice but must be from an accredited institution). See individual program pages for specifics.

Some courses have required and/or recommended texts. For information on books for your course see individual program pages on our website or call 713-348-4803. 

Refund policies differ, depending on the type of course. For non-limited enrollment courses, you can receive a refund if your written request is received 10 working days before class starts. Limited enrollment courses have other refund requirements. For more information, see our Policies page and specific refund policies that apply to ESL, Foreign Language Program and Center for College Readiness. For refunds on books purchased at the Rice Bookstore, please refer to the store’s refund policy.

You will receive an enrollment acknowledgment in the mail approximately one week after registration (although this varies by program). This will include classroom location, campus map, parking information, book requirements and other information relating to your particular class.

Houston downtown skyline with view of Allen Parkway
Aug 28 , 2015

How to Become a Houston Arts Insider

Houston has a long history of a flourishing arts scene, and with the community’s support behind them, local arts organizations have big plans ahead.

Acrylic paint tubes
Aug 21 , 2015

Taking Your Art to the Next Level

The caricature of the artist as an aloof, temperamental person is almost as stale as the familiar beret that adorns cartoon characters who are either an artist, French or both.

Small blue bird
Aug 19 , 2015

A Bird in the City is Worth Two in the Bush

In most large cities, birding means spotting an old thunderbird while idling in traffic. In Houston, aspiring ornithologists are flocking for the opportunity to view feathered urbanites.

Houston downtown skyline
Aug 14 , 2015

The Rich History of Our Bayou City

Houston goes by many nicknames, but Bayou City remains a popular choice and one that truly reflects the city’s geography.

Couple walking in park
Aug 12 , 2015

Living Your Retirement to the Fullest

Gone are the days of simply retiring to Florida. Many individuals are forgoing a traditional retirement to continue working part-time in their current capacity or embarking on a career change.

Woman meditating on beach
Aug 07 , 2015

More Than the Movement of Yoga

More than 20 million Americans currently practice yoga for a variety of reasons – stress relief, flexibility, training the mind, etc. – and more and more people are becoming fans every day.

collage of Broadway divas
Aug 05 , 2015

Get to Know the Divas of Broadway

For as long as Broadway has been around, the leading ladies of the stage have demanded respect and garnered a fierce loyalty among their fans.

Shadow of couple on  ground
Jul 31 , 2015

Where is Your Relationship Headed?

Navigating the seas of a romantic relationship can be challenging and frustrating but can also bring great joy when you develop the skills necessary to guide a happier and healthier relationship

Art students observing instructor in class
Jul 24 , 2015

Save the Date: Upcoming Fall Events at the

We’re preparing for an exciting fall at the Glasscock School and there are several ways you can take part. We hope you will join us for an upcoming event or course on the beautiful Rice campus.

Harriet and Joe Foster smiling
Jul 17 , 2015

Advisory Board Member Spotlight: Harriet Foster

Harriet Foster served on the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies advisory board from 2009 to 2014, but her involvement in Houston goes back much further.

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