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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.


  • Where does my course meet?

    The majority of our courses take place in the Anderson-Clarke Center on Rice University’s campus. You will receive an enrollment acknowledgment through postal mail along with an email when your registration is processed. This acknowledgment will include course location and parking details. If you register on the Web, your schedule and classroom location will be available on your online account under “My Enrollment History/My Class Schedule.”  If it is not available right away, please continue to check back. If you register close to the start of the course, you should contact the CPNL program coordinator at 713-348-4803 or at gscs@rice.edu for parking and location details. See the Rice campus map.

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  • How do I pay for my registration?

    Non-credit courses
    There are multiple ways to pay for a course. If you want to register on the Web, you will be required to pay for your course with a credit card on the Web. You can pay with a credit card over the phone by calling 713-348-4803, or you can pay in person at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies (see "Anderson-Clarke Center" on the Rice campus map) during normal business hours. Credit cards or checks are accepted. Please make checks payable to: RICE UNIVERSITY. Note: checks submitted to Rice University for payment may be converted into an electronic fund transfer from your account. You can mail a check (be sure to include the course number in the “notes” section) to:

    Rice University
    Glasscock School of Continuing Studies – MS 550
    Attn: Course Payment
    6100 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77005

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  • How do I register for a course?

    You can register online for most courses (with the exception of ESL, credit programs, and some professional development programs). You can register on the Web by clicking on a specific course and following the REGISTER NOW button. You can also register by phone by calling 713-348-4803 during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.). Finally, you can register in person at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies during normal business hours. See "Anderson-Clarke Center" on the Rice campus map.  Please note some programs have an application process. If payment via check is accepted, please make checks payable to: RICE UNIVERSITY.

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  • What is the refund policy?

    Information regarding the refund policy and process can be found on our Policies page.

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  • Will I receive anything showing that I completed a course or certificate?

    Certificate participants who successfully meet the established criteria will receive paperwork from Rice. Individual course participants may request an electronic certificate from gscs@rice.edu verifying enrollment, CEU, CPE and/or CFRE credit.

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  • Do you give discounts for senior citizens, alumni or any others?

    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 many non-limited enrollment courses. Visit our Policies page for more information.

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  • How do I use a course gift certificate issued by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies?

    To use a gift certificate to register for a course, the registrant must call the program coordinator 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.

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  • Must I take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) before I apply to the Rice MLS or DLS program?

    No, the MLS and DLS programs do not require its applicants to have taken the GRE or any other standardized test. You must complete the application form in its entirety.

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  • Can I create my own area of specialization within the MLS program?

    Yes. After completing a core course in each of the three areas – social sciences, humanities and natural science – students can choose to take courses (or a majority of courses) in one of those tracks to complete their degree. 

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  • Can I take courses outside the MLS program at Rice?

    No. Like most graduate-level programs, the MLS program is a stand-alone program. All courses must be taken within the program.

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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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