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Thank you for your interest in the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Below, you will find a list of our frequently asked questions. For your convenience, you can filter all questions by topic.


  • Can I earn college credit for Continuing Studies courses?

    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.

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  • What is the deadline for registration?

    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 lifelong learner 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. 

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  • When are courses offered?

    Lifelong learner courses are offered in two major sessions a year, beginning in January and August. Language courses are offered year-round. Professional development courses are offered at various times of the year, but typically begin in spring or fall. Please see the Master of Liberal Studies and Master of Arts in Teaching program for our degree program schedules.

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  • Do you offer financial aid for Continuing Studies courses?

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

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  • Can I receive Gifted and Talented hours for attending a training?

    Information regarding third-party professional development hours from The Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) can be found at: https://www.txgifted.org/verification-update. Please contact TAGT or your district for specifics. 

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  • Can I substitute my AP or IB registration with another person?

    Substitution requests must be made in writing to collegeready@rice.edu. Space is guaranteed only if replacing a registrant for the same course. Substitutions made on the day of the workshop are subject to approval and a processing fee.

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  • How do I know if a course is full?

    Courses are indicated as full on the registration website page. If available, an option to be added to the waiting list is stated on the same registration website page.

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  • How do I transfer to a different course?

    Please contact us in writing at gscs@rice.edu with any changes to your registration.

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  • I am on a wait list for a course. What does this mean?

    If space becomes available, you will receive an email to ask if you would like to attend. Once contacted, you must respond within 24 hours, or the space will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

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  • I am registered with a purchase order. Why does my enrollment acknowledgement state that tuition funds are due?

    A purchase order is not a payment; it is a document stating that tuition has been approved by district personnel and that payment (check) will follow. Payment, by check or credit card, must be received within 30 days of registration.

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HOURS

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CT
Monday-Friday

713-348-4803
GSCS@RICE.EDU

POSTAL ADDRESS

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies - MS-550
Rice University
Houston, TX 77005

STREET ADDRESS

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies - MS-550
Anderson-Clarke Center
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

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