The School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a number of programs in specialized fields of business, education, and other professions that lead to the award of certificates. Most certificate programs require 10-30 credit hours of instruction or an equivalent number of contact hours.
Admission requirements for certificate programs vary, but are usually based on a written application, an interview with the program's director, and an evaluation of the applicant's work experience, educational goals, and potential for performing satisfactorily in relevant courses. Applicants may be required to provide transcripts of previous academic activity. Persons interested in a certificate program should first consult with that program's director to obtain specific admission requirements.
Students in credit certificate programs must maintain an average grade of C or better to continue in the program. Admission to a credit certificate program does not in any way imply admission to the University for a degree program.
Persons enrolled in noncredit or CEU certificate programs must, in the opinion of the program's director, progress satisfactorily in their courses to be eligible to receive a certificate.
Persons interested in further information about certificate programs should contact the School of Continuing and Professional Studies center in their area.
Transfer Credit Students interested in transferring courses into a credit certificate program are generally allowed to transfer a maximum of six credits. Coursework must not be older than eight years, must have been completed at an accredited college or university, and the student must have earned at least a “C” in the courses. Transfer credit determinations are made by the individual program directors. Courses for which transfer credit has been awarded will not appear on the student's transcript until the completion of the certificate program. No transfer credit is allowed in the certificates of Technology Leadership, Information Technology, E-Commerce, and Web Content Development.