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.
Admission requirements for certificate programs vary, but typically include 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. Students in credit certificate programs must maintain an average grade of C or better to continue in the program. Persons enrolled in noncredit or CEU certificate programs must progress satisfactorily in their courses to be eligible to receive a certificate.
Persons interested in specific information about certificate programs should contact the center in their area.
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 programs 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. The School grants transfer credit based on (1) an analysis of the content, level, and comparability of the courses taken, (2) the applicability of the courses to the student's intended major and degree program, (3) the quality of the student's performance in the courses, and (4) the accreditation of the institution at which the work was completed. Course work must not be older than eight years 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, Web Content Development, and Project Management.