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Rice Opening Individual Online Courses to Visiting Students

A new program at Rice University gives students outside the institution a chance to take select online courses for credit. The Rice Online Visiting Owls program is open to high school juniors and seniors as well as visiting undergraduates.

"The program is built for students who are ready to undertake the rigors of credit-bearing undergraduate online study at Rice," said Caroline Levander, vice president of global and digital strategy at Rice, in a statement. "The program can help serious-minded students from across the country looking not only to get ahead in their studies but to expand and diversify their learning environment."

Course offerings include Organic Chemistry, Single Variable Calculus, Fundamentals of Computer Engineering, General Physics, Introduction to American Politics and Multiracial America, among others. Students can attend live course sessions synchronously or view recorded sessions on their own. The courses are credit-bearing, but not a means of entering a Rice degree program.

Students can also take classes without earning credit by attending as a "visiting auditor."

For more information, visit the Rice site.

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