LAS Extended Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. UCCS is part of the University of Colorado system. UCCS is accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) of the Higher Learning Commission.

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

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.

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

No. A Certell/UCCS faculty member will report your final grade(s) onto your UCCS transcript.

Yes. Certell courses earn letter grades on your UCCS transcript.

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

No. UCCS credit is available to anyone enrolled in certain Certell online courses, but the academic credit is optional. Therefore, your credit registration with UCCS is completely separate from your registration with Certell.

No. The tuition cost for UCCS credit is completely separate from any fees paid to Certell. The current tuition rate for the UCCS credit in this program is $100/credit hour. The university also charges a $2/credit hour SIS administrative fee.

First-time registrants at UCCS must first apply to the Extended Studies Program. 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 document(s) available at our Certell Home Page - see the shaded boxes for current course listings.

You may still be able to register in very limited circumstances. Contact 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. Late registration will be subject to approval by Certell.

You may withdraw from your credit registration using your online myUCCS student portal account, if you are withdrawing before the published registration deadline for the course. Go to our Withdrawal Page for instructions. When you withdraw from the 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 contact 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. The most important thing to remember is that withdrawing from the Certell course WILL NOT withdraw you from your UCCS credit registration.

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.

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 2017, balances will not begin to post until approximately May 22, 2017. For registrations completed after this date, the balance should post immediately or within 24 business hours. Your tuition payment is due at time of registration.

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.

 
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