UMD Continuing Education offers both credit and noncredit educational opportunities. We also offer many courses and programs that do not require admittance to the University.
Anyone can take credit courses that are offered at the University, whether or not you are admitted into a program. If you take an undergraduate course and are not officially admitted to a program, you are considered a "non-degree" or a "non-admitted" student and are assigned to Continuing Education.
To take individual courses, an application or transcript is not required. Any grades earned, however, will be listed on a University of Minnesota transcript. Credits may count toward a degree program should you be admitted to one in the future; however, to ensure these credits fulfill your prospective program's requirements, please consult with that program ahead of time.
If you are interested in being admitted to UMD as a degree-seeking student (which is different from registering for courses individually), see the Office of Admissions.
The following information will apply to you if you register for courses through CE
All changes to your registration must be officially made by published deadlines.
If you change your mind about a course for which you have registered, cancel it immediately. You are responsible for applicable tuition and fees up to the date of your official cancellation.
There is a limited period of time at the beginning of every term during which you can change your grade basis. Grade basis changes after the deadline are rarely approved.
There is a limited period of time at the beginning of every term during which you can add a course. Late registrations often require instructor permission and may require college approval.
Refund amounts are issued according to the refund rate in effect on the date of cancellation. See Cancellation and Refunds for more information.
Registration changes after published deadlines usually require college permission by petition. If you are taking classes as a Continuing Education student you will need to obtain a petition through Continuing Education
Tuition is dependent on several factors, including student classification and program, residency status, and reciprocity status. In addition to tuition, you will be charged fees based on a variety of criteria. For more information on tuition and fees, see the UMD Registrar's page on Tuition and Fees.
Tuition Payment Information for Spring 2013:
To avoid being dropped from classes, all CE students are required to pay 100% of tuition and fees before the first payment due date of February 14 or be approved for the CE Payment Plan.
NOTE: By registering for classes, students enter into legally binding contracts to pay all tuition and fees, including any non-refundable fees.