Center for Cognitive Archaeology Credit Program - Frequently Asked Questions

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+ Is the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) an accredited institution?

+ Is the graduate credit offered through this program accepted by graduate programs at UCCS?

  • Yes. Graduate programs at UCCS do accept this credit for elective purposes.

+ By registering for credit in this program, am I being admitted to UCCS?

  • No. The credit in this program is offered by the Extended Studies Program at UCCS, and the certificates are offered by the Center for Cognitive Archaeology. Even though you are creating an official record at UCCS by pursuing credit and/or a certificate through this program, you are not being admitted formally to UCCS.

+ Will my credit appear on an official transcript?

  • Yes. Please see our Transcript Request Page for instructions on how to request your official transcript after your coursework is completed.

+ Will I earn letter grades for my coursework in this program?

  • Yes. All Center for Cognitive Archaeology courses earn letter grades on your UCCS transcript.

+ I have been accepted into the Center for Cognitive Archaeology certificate program. Does that mean I am registered automatically for credit courses?

  • No. You must register for credit courses separately through your myUCCS student portal account. See the second item under the "How to Register For Credit For Your CCA Course(s)" section at the CCA credit home page.

+ Where do I go to access Center for Cognitive Archaeology online coursework?

  • Login to the UCCS Blackboard platform to access your coursework. Use your myUCCS portal username and password to login here.

+ I missed the deadline to register for credit. What do I do now?

  • Contact LAS Extended Studies to request late enrollment paperwork. If the faculty member teaching the course approves, you will be able to add the course late. A $25 late registration fee will apply (no exceptions).

+ 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?

  • No, there is no problem. Every semester, there is a date after 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 that the balance has posted, go ahead and make the payment. For Summer 2014, balances will begin to post on approximately May 20, 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.

+ What is the Blackboard fee that I see on my bill?

  • The Blackboard fee is built into the published tuition price of $1250 per graduate course and $990 per undergraduate course. This fee pays for campus Blackboard support and maintenance. The fee is $100 per course and will be added to your balance automatically upon registration.

+ What is the SIS administrative fee that I see on my bill?

  • The SIS administrative fee is assessed by the UCCS campus administration on all Extended Studies activity and is built into the published tuition price of $1250 per graduate course and $990 per undergraduate course. The fee is $2/credit hour and will be added to your balance automatically upon registration.

+ I need to withdraw from my course. How do I do that?

  • You may withdraw from your credit registration using your online myUCCS student portal account, if you are withdrawing before the census date. For Summer 2014, census date is June 16, 2014. Any withdrawals accomplished through the portal will generate a full tuition refund (or a reversal of any charges accrued). If you wish to withdraw after the census date, you must contact LAS Extended Studies to request withdrawal paperwork. We will utilize the main campus' 80% and 60% refund deadlines in determining partial refunds after census date; once the 60% refund date has passed, no refunds will be made for withdrawals. In all cases, the university will charge a $25 late withdrawal fee, and LAS Extended Studies reserves the right to withhold up to $50 in late withdrawal fees, depending on circumstances.