Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is financial aid available for non-credit courses?
A. Non-credit courses do not lead to a college degree, they are not eligible for the traditional forms of financial aid. However, some private lenders will help you finance continuing education courses.
Q. When is payment due for a Continuing Education course?
A. Full payment is due at the time of registration.
Q. Where are you located on campus?
A. The Center for Continuing and Professional Studies is located on the 3rd Floor of the Mckeldin Center.
Q. Can my Continuing Education courses be applied toward a college degree?
A. No, courses taken through Continuing Education are awarded CEUs (Continuing Education Units), not college credits. They are not transferable to be applied toward a college degree.
Q. The course I want is full. Can I be added to a waitlist?
A. Yes, if the course you want is already full, you can automatically add your name to our wait list. If space becomes available you will be notified via email or phone call. We will contact waitlisted students in the order their names were put on the waitlist. No payment is made at the time of being placed on a waitlist.
Q. Are there additional fees for books?
A. This varies by course. Check the course description for information about inclusion of books.
Q. Do I need a transcript from my old school?
A. No. Continuing Education courses are open to the general public.
Q. When should I register for courses?
A. We recommend that you register for courses as early as possible. On rare occasions one of our courses will not have enough students registered, and we have to cancel the course. The decision to cancel a course is usually rendered one week before the course is held. Waiting until a few days before the course to register could cause unnecessary cancellations.
Q. What happens if my course is cancelled?
A. In the event of a cancellation, we will provide you with a 100 percent refund or option to apply your tuition to an equivalent course.
Q. Do you have a policy for students with disabilities?
A. Any individual who requires accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for participation in any class or program offered by the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies at 443-885-3155. Specific accommodations should be requested prior to the first day of class.