Foundation for Teaching Economics 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. Even though you are creating an official record at UCCS by obtaining credit 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.

+ Do I need to report my grade(s) to UCCS?

  • No. FTE will report your final grade(s) to UCCS, and a UCCS Economics faculty member will then report your grade(s) to your transcript.

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

  • Yes. All FTE courses earn letter grades on your UCCS transcript.

+ I have not yet registered with FTE for the course I want to take. Should I do that first?

  • Yes. You must register with FTE to assure your spot in the class before you register with UCCS for academic credit.

+ I have registered with FTE. Does that mean I am registered automatically for credit with UCCS?

  • No. UCCS credit is available to anyone enrolled in an FTE course, but the credit is optional. Therefore, your credit registration with UCCS is completely separate from your registration with FTE.

+ Is the UCCS credit cost included in my FTE registration?

  • No. The tuition cost for UCCS credit is completely separate from any fees paid to FTE.

+ I am registering with UCCS for the first time. How do I begin my registration?

  • 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 in detail on the registration documents available at our FTE Program Pages (all linked from the FTE/UCCS Home Page).

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

  • You may still be able to register in very 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.

+ I registered for UCCS credit, but then pulled out of the FTE course. How do I withdraw from the UCCS credit, and can I get my money back?

  • 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.

+ What is the SIS administrative fee?

  • 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.

+ 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 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 Summer 2014, balances will not begin to post until 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.

+ Will I get any kind of confirmation of my enrollment?

  • No, but you can use your myUCCS portal account to do this. You can view your current schedule under the "MyAcademics" tab. Or, request to view your unofficial transcript to see all courses on your UCCS record; see the Transcript Request Page for instructions on how to view your unofficial transcript.