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 do not have a senior citizen discount. Some courses feature discounts for members of a co-sponsoring organization. Association of Rice Alumni members are eligible for a reduced fee for all non-limited enrollment courses including most courses in Humanities & Social Sciences and Science, Technology & Health areas of study. Visit our Policies page for more information.
To use a gift certificate to register for a course, the registrant must call the Department Coordinator at 713-348-6026 and reference the number on the top right of the gift certificate. Each certificate may be used only for what is stated on the gift certificate, and it may only be used for a course that begins prior to the expiration date listed. Gift certificates have no cash value and may not be used for a discount on a course which costs more than the amount listed on the certificate. For additional inquiries, please email: GSCS@rice.edu.
On March 5, 2015, more than 240 individuals joined the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership for the 14th annual Best Boards Conference.