School of Continuing Studies

The School of Continuing Studies offers courses that may be taken individually or as a group, leading toward a certificate.

Introduction
The School of Continuing Studies provides individuals with a variety of pathways to earn credits toward a degree, pursue a personal or professional interest, or participate in ongoing training. Numerous courses and programs are offered throughout Southern California at regional centers in Burbank, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Ana, and Temecula. Programs are offered in convenient evening, intensive daytime, and online formats.

Admission
Courses are open enrollment, meaning no formal admission or application is required.

Registration 
Registration must occur prior to the beginning of the course and payment is due at the time of registration.

Cross-Registration with the School of Business, School of Education, and College of Arts and Sciences 
Full-time, upper-division Arts and Sciences students may cross-register for School of Continuing Studies courses with the permission of their academic advisor and the Registrar. School of Business students may cross-register for School of Continuing Studies courses with the permission of their Student Services Manager. School of Education students may cross-register for School of Continuing Studies courses with permission of their Program Chair.

Minimum Grade for Certificate Programs
Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher for any course to be applied to a certificate program.

Auditing for No Credit
A student may audit a course with the approval of the School and the instructor. Standard tuition fees apply. The instructor will not administer or grade any exams or papers of an auditing student. Audited courses are billed at the current per-credit rate for the course.

Attendance
Students are expected to attend all of the scheduled meetings of the course(s) for which they register. Failure to attend may result in a poor or failing grade or administrative withdrawal from the course(s).

Withdrawal
Students who find it necessary to withdraw from a course or program must do so in writing. Written requests should be submitted to the School. There may be financial ramifications. In order to withdraw from a course prior to the first meeting, the School must be notified before the course begins. No record of the course will appear on the student’s transcript. If a student withdraws from a course after the course has begun but prior to the last meeting, refunds will be calculated based on the last course meeting date prior to submittal of the request. Refunds are calculated based on the University refund policy. The student will receive a grade of “W” on his/her transcript. Students not attending the first two sessions of a course may be administratively withdrawn.

Examinations 
The instructor may administer quizzes and examinations during a course, but are expected to notify students of quizzes and examinations in the course syllabus. Students will not usually be permitted to make up missed final examinations; however, if absence from any announced examination is required because of an emergency (personal or work related), the examination may be made up if the instructor is provided with written verification of the emergency.

Transfer Credit for Certificate Programs
Credits (grade of 2.0 or higher) may be transferred from regionally-accredited colleges and applied to a certificate program. No more than 50 percent of the certificate program may be fulfilled with transfer credit. All transfer requests must be approved by the School. Additional work may be required at the discretion of the School.

Tuition
Refer to the Redlands website for current tuition rates at www.redlands.edu/ContinuingStudies.

Textbooks
Students purchase textbooks through the University of Redlands campus bookstore. Textbooks and materials are not included in tuition.

Methods of Payment
Tuition is due at the time of registration and may be paid by check, credit or debit card.

Policy on Refunds
Refund policies at the University of Redlands are established in compliance with the 2008 amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965. The University has adopted the federal refund policy guidelines as its institutional policy. Refund policies are subject to change at any time, according to federal and state regulations. When such changes are made, notice will be given as far in advance as possible. To obtain a refund, please contact the Student Accounts office. Refunds are based on the date of official withdrawal.

Students receiving federal Title IV financial aid funding may be eligible for a refund according to the federal refund guidelines. Federal regulations stipulate the allocation of refunds representing federal aid, as well as the repayment requirements for students receiving cash disbursements of federal aid. A separate publication outlining examples of refund policy requirements and calculations is available from the Student Accounts office.

Administrative Dismissal for Financial Obligation
Students who fail to meet their financial obligations will be dismissed and will be accountable for tuition and fees accrued through the dismissal date. Students dismissed for any reason must stop attending class as they are no longer registered.

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