School of Continuing Studies

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

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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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
Students who voluntarily drop all courses in a term prior to attending will have tuition and fees refunded in full for that term. Certain fees may be non-refundable. Additional information regarding non-refundable fees can be found in the catalog. Once a student begins attendance in a course, all fees are non-refundable.

If the student withdraws or takes a leave of absence prior to the end of the term, a student must complete the official withdrawal or leave of absence process detailed in their respective course catalog to be eligible for a tuition refund.

Tuition for courses dropped after the student begins attendance, withdraws, or takes a leave of absence is prorated based on the number of sessions attended out of the total number of scheduled sessions for the course through the first 60 percent of the semester. The withdrawal date used to calculate the tuition proration is the last date of attendance at an academically related activity.

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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