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Unless otherwise noted, the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies classes are open to adults aged 18 and older. Registration for most courses offered by Continuing Studies can be completed online by creating a profile, adding courses to your shopping cart and using our secure payment gateway. Others, such as our credit programs, have an application process. The information on this page applies mainly to those programs that do not require an application. If you have a specific question regarding registration, discounts, refunds, books or other program details, we ask that you call us at 713-348-4803 for clarification.

How to Register

We offer several registration options for Continuing Studies courses. Please see the options below. 

Note: Registration procedures vary for some programs. Enrollment in some courses is limited and early registration is advised.

On the Web: Registration for most courses offered by Continuing Studies can be completed online by creating a profile, adding courses to your shopping cart and using our secure payment gateway. See our online catalog for recent offerings.Go to Registration Help for more information.

By Phone: Call 713-348-4803 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

In Person: Register during business hours at the Anderson-Clarke Center, Entrance #8, at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Drive. View the campus map. A few short-term parking spaces are available in the back of the building.

By Fax: To register by fax, you will need to complete a registration form. You may use our general registration form for most personal development courses. You will need Adobe Reader to open this document. If you do not have the reader, you can download a free copy on the Adobe website. Some of our professional development and language courses have downloadable registration forms on the website which you can fax to 713-348-5213.

Note: Not all registration options are available for all courses.

Full payment by credit card, check or completed company purchase order is required at the time of registration. Please note that checks submitted to Rice University for payment may be converted into an electronic funds transfer from your account. There is a $30 charge for all returned checks. When registering with a purchase order, full payment must be received by the first day of class. 


Participant Information

Prior to your first class date, you will receive a registration confirmation email that will include course information.

Note: For questions regarding credit programs such as the Master of Liberal Studies or the Master of Arts in Teaching, see their websites for more information.

Location: Unless otherwise noted, courses are held on the Rice University campus, located in central Houston. Room location and a campus map will be sent to you with your enrollment acknowledgment email. Visit rice.edu/maps for detailed maps of the Rice campus. Note: Please call 713-348-4803 if you do not receive your room location by the day the course begins.

Parking: If your class meets on the Rice campus, free parking will be provided during your class time. Detailed parking instruction will be mailed with your enrollment acknowledgment. See detailed parking information. If you have further questions concerning parking, email us at gscsparkhelp@rice.edu or call 713-348-6109.

Schedule Changes and Cancellations: Although we make every effort to maintain published class schedules, insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen occurrences may require a schedule change, cancellation or instructor substitution. These changes will be posted on the website, and we will attempt to notify you as early as possible. In the event of a schedule change or cancellation, neither Rice University nor the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies shall be held responsible for any non-refundable costs incurred by a participant, including, but not limited to transportation or accommodation fees.

Special Needs: We make every effort to hold classes in rooms that are accessible to all participants. However, some older buildings are less user-friendly for wheelchairs or walkers. Please notify of any accommodations you require when registering. Visit dss.rice.edu for information on Rice's Disability Support Services office.

Refunds: Please see our refund policy for details. 

CEUs: The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized uniform unit of measurement of participants in non-credit continuing education. One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation.

Books: 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.