Bemis Credit Program - Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions

1. Is the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) an accredited Institution?
2. By registering for credit in this progrram, am I being admitted to UCCS?
3. Will my credit appear on an official transcript?
4. Do I need to report my grade(s) to UCCS?
5. Will I earn letter grades for my coursework in this program?
6. I have not yet registered with Bemis for the course I want to take. Should I do that first?
7. I have registered with Bemis. Does that mean I am registered automatically for credit with UCCS?
8. Is the UCCS credit cost included in my Bemis registration?
9. I am registering with UCCS for the first time. How do I begin my registration?
10. I missed the deadline to register. What do I do now?
11. I registered for UCCS credit, but then pulled out of the Bemis course. How do I withdraw from the UCCS credit, and can I get my money back?
12. What is the SIS administrative fee?
13. I have registered, but I do not see a balance and the system won't let me make the tuition payment. Is there something wrong?

Answers

Answer 1. Yes. UCCS is part of the University of Colorado system. UCCS is accredited by the North Central Association (NCA).
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Answer 2. No. The credit in this program is offered by the Extended Studies Program at UCCS. Even though you are creating an official record at UCCS by obtaining credit through this program, you are not being admitted formally to UCCS.
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Answer 3. Yes. Please see our Transcript Request page for instructions on how to request your official transcript after your coursework is completed.
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Answer 4. No. Bemis will report your final grade(s) to UCCS, and the UCCS Records Office will then report your grade(s) to your transcript.
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Answer 5. Yes. All Bemis courses earn letter grades on your UCCS transcript.
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Answer 6. Yes. You must register with Bemis to assure your spot in the class before you register with UCCS for academic credit.
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Answer 7. No. UCCS credit is available to anyone enrolled in an Bemis course, but the credit is optional. Therefore, your credit registration with UCCS is completely separate from your registration with Bemis.
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Answer 8. No. The tuition cost for UCCS credit is completely separate from any fees paid to Bemis.
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Answer 9. First-time registrants at UCCS must first apply to the Extended Studies Program, a process which may take 2-3 business days. When you have completed the application process and received your 9-digit UCCS Student ID, then you will be able to claim your myUCCS student portal account, register for your course, and pay for your course. These processes are outlined on the registration document available at our Bemis Home Page - see the second item under "How To Obtain UCCS Credit For Your Bemis Course". 
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Answer 10. You may still be able to register in limited circumstances. Send an e-mail to LAS Extended Studies for details; include your 9-digit UCCS Student ID. A $25 late registration fee will be charged in addition to all published tuition and fees; no exceptions will be granted for the late registration fee. The best thing to do is to start the registration process early, to make sure you are registered online by the deadline.
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Answer 11. You may withdraw from your credit registration using your online myUCCS student portal account, if you are withdrawing before the published registration deadline for your course. Go to our Withdrawal Page for instructions. When you withdraw from a course through your portal account, the withdrawal will trigger a full refund of any tuition paid and/or a reversal of any charges incurred. If, however, you are attempting to withdraw after the published registration deadline, you will not be able to accomplish the withdrawal in your portal account. You will need to e-mail LAS Extended Studies to request a withdrawal form. In most cases, when you withdraw after the published registration deadline, you will still receive a full tuition refund; however, LAS Extended Studies reserves the right to withhold up to $50 in late withdrawal fees.
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Answer 12. The SIS administrative fee is assessed by the UCCS campus administration on all Extended Studies activity. The fee is $2/credit hour and will be added to your balance automatically upon registration.
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Answer 13. No, there is no problem. Every semester, there is a date at which tuition balances will begin to post to student portal accounts. If you register before this date, your balance will not post immediately, and you will not be able to pay your tuition right away. Please continue to check back to your student portal account, and when you see the balance has posted, go ahead and make the payment. For Spring 2014, balances will not begin to post until approximately January 3, 2014. For registrations completed after this date, the balance should post immediately or within 24 business hours. Your tuition payment is due as soon as the balance has posted.
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