Our faculty pushes boundaries, challenges conventions and is redefining online learning for students who think the same way. If you’re a high school junior or senior, or a visiting undergraduate, our Visiting Owls program offers diverse and challenging courses that are uniquely Rice.

Online Summer Semester 2021

This summer you could take a course that changes your course. With the Rice Visiting Owls program, you can earn college credit in everything from Sports Marketing to Aerospace Engineering to Contemporary Chinese Culture. Students also get to engage and collaborate with our exceptional Rice faculty. Looking to mix it up this summer? Let’s talk.

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Online That's Unconventional

Tap into your curiosity with courses that challenge, engage and redefine online learning.

Explore 100+ Courses


Earn college credits online at a top 20 university


Convention-breaking, curiosity-seeking, world-class faculty


High-demand courses with reduced summer tuition of $750 per credit hour

Now Accepting Applications for
Summer 2021

Ready to jumpstart your degree? From May through August, Rice Visiting Owls offers 6 summer blocks to fit your schedule. Don’t miss these key dates and deadlines.

Block Application Deadline Block Dates Duration
Summer Block B1 May 10, 2021 May 17 - July 2, 2021 7 weeks
Summer Block C1 May 17, 2021 May 24 - July 2, 2021 6 weeks
Summer Block D1 May 24, 2021 May 31 - August 6, 2021 10 weeks
Summer Block E1 June 7, 2021 June 14 - July 30, 2021 7 weeks
Summer Block B2 June 21, 2021 June 28 - August 13, 2021 7 weeks
Summer Block C2 June 28, 2021 July 5 - August 13, 2021 6 weeks

Meet our Convention-Breaking Faculty

Watch our Visiting Hours videos and get a quick glimpse into what keeps our Rice faculty passionate and inspired.

Professor Perkins Ball
Foundations of Kinesiology (KINE 120)

Carly Mayes
Intro to American Politics (POLI 210)

Sharad Borle
Intro to Business Stats (BUSI 251)

Professor DeNicco from Principles of Economics (ECON 100)

Let's Answer Them.

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