Policies

Registration Policies

Register Early!

Students are strongly encouraged to register early in order to secure a seat in their chosen courses. Many courses fill quickly and close before the registration period ends. Conversely, courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Please note that some classes have prerequisite coursework or require written approval prior to the student's completion of registration; this information is included in the course description. Students may not attend class until they have registered and paid all fees in full.

To Register

See Registration Procedures for information about various ways to register and pay for Continuing Education courses.

Late Registration Period

The late registration period begins three business days before the first class meeting of each course. While there currently is not a financial penalty for registering late, the likelihood that a class will be cancelled or filled increases significantly.  Late registration does not reduce the cost of registration and fees. Students who register for classes during the Late Registration Period are not eligible for refunds should they need to drop or withdraw from a class; please see Fees and Related Policies for more information about dropping classes.

Waitlists

Once a course’s pre-set limit for the maximum number of students has been reached, the course is closed to new registrants. Individuals interested in the course may add their names to the course’s waitlist via the online registration system or by calling the Information Desk. A student on a waitlist is in no way considered a registrant and may not attend class without registering in full and receiving written registration confirmation.

Waitlisted students will be contacted if space becomes available in the order they were placed on the waitlist. In fairness to other waitlisted students, the seat will be held for only 24 hours after contacting the waitlisted student. After 24 hours, the next student on the waitlist will be offered the open space.

Course Cancellations And Changes

UNLV Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel any class or make any other changes it deems necessary in order to provide students with the best educational experience possible. See Fees and Related Policies  for details.

Certificate Programs

Students enrolling in a certificate program are responsible for reviewing and abiding by all certificate program policies, as well as submitting all necessary forms. Please visit our website for details about all of our certificate programs. 
 
Certificate Program Application
 
Effective Fall 2017, students who are interested in pursuing a UNLV Continuing Education Certificate Program are required to register or be enrolled in the respective certificate application course to state their intention on pursuing that certificate. All students (e.g. students who have taken courses in the past and new students taking a course in a certificate program for the first time) must register for the certificate application course in order to receive a certificate of completion. 
 
 

International Students

Continuing Education registration does not satisfy the requirements of the F-1 status. Students with a valid visa are welcome to register for continuing education classes. Continuing Education is not able to assist students with visa questions or issues.

Parking At UNLV Locations

All visitors, students, staff, and faculty who wish to park on one of the UNLV Campuses (including the Paradise Campus) are required to obtain and display parking permits or park at meters.  Permits are required Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and on Fridays, 7:00 am to 1:00pm.  Daily and weekly Parking Permits are available for purchase at the Information Desk; student can purchase monthly and semester-long permits online. For more information about this policy, please visit http://www.unlv.edu/parking.

Attendance

Students are expected to attend all of their classes regularly, on time, and for the full session of the class. Absences, tardiness, or early departures are considered by instructors when determining whether or not a student has satisfactorily completed a course, and when appropriate, whether or not students have earned Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Non-attendance is not equivalent to dropping or withdrawing from a course. The number of absences allowed in each course varies according to the course content, teaching method, and number of meetings. Each instructor is permitted to set individual class attendance requirements, which must be indicated in the course syllabus. If no such variations are indicated, students may rightly expect that the policy stated above applies to the course.
Students will not be dropped automatically from the classes for which they are registered but have not attended. In no case is tuition refunded or reduced due to absence from classes. See Fees and Related Policies for more details.

Special Needs

Students with special needs or parents or guardians of children with special needs who may require accommodation are asked to contact the UNLV Disability Resource Center at (702) 895-0866 or online at http://drc.unlv.edu.

Code Of Conduct

UNLV Continuing Education reserves the right to dismiss any student whose conduct is detrimental to the university and its community. Participants in Continuing Education courses are required to abide by the UNLV Student Code of Conduct, which is available online at http://www.unlv.edu/studentconduct.   A student who is dismissed due to disciplinary action or behavioral disturbance is not entitled to a refund.

Personal And School Property

Members of the UNLV community make every effort to protect and safeguard the property of students attending the university. However, the university is not responsible for loss of, or damage to, personal property. Students are expected to make every effort to protect and safeguard the property of the university. Students who damage or steal university property will be billed for such costs and are subject to disciplinary action.

Student Privacy

In accordance with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas policy and the U.S. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), UNLV vigorously protects the privacy of student education records. UNLV does not release private records of individual students, such as grades and class schedules, without prior written consent of the student. As permitted under federal law, the sole exception to the above practice is the release of “directory” information considered to be public in nature and not generally deemed to be an invasion of privacy. At UNLV, the following categories are defined as “directory” information: name, address, email address, telephone number, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time status, academic major, college and grade level, heights and weights of members of athletic teams, academic honors, other academic institutions recently attended, participation in UNLV organizations, and degrees earned and dates attended.
If a student would like to give a spouse, a parent, or any other individual access to his\her academic record, the student must submit a FERPA Third Party Release Authorization Form.  The form can be faxed to UNLV Continuing Education at (702) 895-4195 or scanned and emailed to continuing.education@unlv.edu.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

UNLV Continuing Education awards Continuing Education Units (CEU) for many of its professional development and certificate program courses. The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the U.S. Department of Education task force defines the CEU standard of measurement as: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education\training experience, delivered under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. UNLV CEUs are calculated based on this nationally recognized formula; however, other organizations such as licensing boards may convert CEUs into other measurements such as Professional Development Hours (PDH) or Continuing Education Credits (CEC). Students should consult with their specific licensing board or industry regulating body to confirm how UNLV CEUs can meet their training requirements.

For more information on CEUs, please visit:
https://www.iacet.org/standards/continuing-education-unit-ceu/about-the-...
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/ceu.doc

Copyright Policy

The university requires all members of the university community to familiarize themselves and to follow copyright and fair-use requirements. Students, faculty, and staff are individually and solely responsible for violations of copyright and fair-use laws. The university will neither protect nor defend, nor assume any responsibility for employee or student violations of copyright and fair-use laws. Violations of copyright laws could subject offenders to federal and state civil penalties and criminal liability as well as disciplinary action under university policies.  For more information, visit https://www.unlv.edu/provost/copyright.

Policy Changes

UNLV Continuing Education reserves the right to alter policies specified in its printed materials and posted at http://continuingeducation.unlv.edu/ as deemed necessary for the proper functioning of the department.


Fees and Related Policies

Registration Fees

All registration and related fees are listed with the course, for each class that is open for registration.

Books & Supplies

Unless otherwise noted in the course description, all books and class-specific supplies are included in the registration fee. Required textbooks listed in the course description must be purchased separately.

Payments

Payment must be made in full at the time of registration and in advance of the first day of classes. The University reserves the right to withdraw any student who has not paid in full.

No deferred tuition payment plan is available. Tuition may not be reduced, prorated, or transferred to another semester for any reason. Financial aid is not available to Continuing Education students. A list of possible sources of Financial Assistance is available for informational purposes only.

Methods of Payment

Tuition is payable by check or money order, as well as Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express. The University accepts checks and money orders for the exact amount made payable to BOARD OF REGENTS. UNLV cooperates with the Clark County District Attorney’s office to prevent bad check losses. A $25 service fee will be assessed for any check that is returned from the bank for any reason. Post-dated or two-party checks will not be accepted. Any returned check shall be made good within ten days after notification to the student, or the student will not be permitted to attend any classes.

Third-party Payments

If a student expects tuition to be paid through an employer or another agency, written authorization of such payment from the issuing agency is required at the time of registration.  In order to register for classes in this situation, students must complete a Registration Form and submit it with written authorization from the third-party payer via fax to (702) 895-4195 or via email to continuing.education@unlv.edu.  Students are responsible for the full tuition amount if the tuition due is not otherwise paid within 30 days after invoice.  

Refunds And Dropping Or Withdrawing From Classes

Unless a separate policy is stated for a specific class in the course description, the following applies to all requests to drop Continuing Education classes and receive refunds:

  • Requests to drop classes and receive refunds must be submitted no later than three business days before the start of the class (unless there is a separate policy stated in the course description)
  • Requests for refunds must be made in writing. Phone requests or changes discussed with instructors or university staff are not accepted.
  • Requests received by the deadline will be refunded 100% of the registration fee minus a $10 administrative fee, and at no time will the amount refunded exceed the amount of the original registration fee. 
  • Requests to drop classes can be submitted online, via fax at (702) 895-4195, or via email to continuing.education@unlv.edu.  Requests must include the following information:
    • Student Name
    • Student Email Address and\or Telephone number
    • Class Title and Start Date
    • Reason for Dropping the Class
  • Registration fees paid by credit card will be refunded via a credit to the original credit card account within seven to ten business days of the original request submission date.  Registration fees paid by check, money order, or cash will be refunded within four to six weeks via a check mailed to the student to the address on file.
  • Students will not be dropped automatically from the classes for which they are registered but have not attended. In no case is tuition refunded or reduced due to absence from classes. 
  • Refunds will only be issued to the original payee.
  • The university will automatically refund registration fees for cancelled classes.

Extenuating Circumstance Refunds

On rare occasions, the University may provide a full or partial tuition refund to students who drop from courses after the three-business day deadline. All extenuating circumstance refund requests must be reviewed by an appeals committee. A refund may be authorized in the following circumstances:

  • In the case of an administrative error by the University.
  • When, during the course of a class, a student suffers an unexpected major medical emergency or extended illness that requires hospitalization, is life-threatening, or is contagious and therefore presents a danger to the University community. The medical problem must force absences from more than 20% of the class sessions. A physician's verification is required.
  • In the case of death or the death of a member of an immediate family (mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, domestic partner, or child). Verification is required.
  • When the President of the United States declares a national emergency or a mobilization requiring a student to leave school to assume military duty. Verification is required.

Other unusual circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the appeals committee. To request a refund for one of the above circumstances, students must complete the following:

  • Submit a letter stating the circumstances of the request, including all relevant dates of events which prevent the student from completing courses. The request should be faxed to (702) 895-4195 or e-mailed to continuing.education@unlv.edu.
  • Students who have submitted an appeal will be contacted regarding the specific forms of documentation and/or verification required by the appeals committee. .

Withdrawals

Students who are unable to complete a class may request to withdraw from the class anytime between the start date of the class and the end date of the class.  Withdrawing from a class will remove the student from the class roster and avoid a notation of incomplete\failure.  Requests for class withdrawal must be submitted in writing; phone requests or changes discussed with instructors or university staff are not accepted.  Requests to withdraw from a class can be submitted via fax at (702) 895-4195 or via email at continuing.education@unlv.edu.

Course Cancellations And Changes

UNLV Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel any class or make any other changes it deems necessary in order to provide students with the best educational experience possible.  If it becomes necessary to cancel a course, the University will issue full refunds of the registration fee to all students enrolled in the class. Under no circumstances will the amount refunded exceed the amount of the registration fee. The University will not reimburse students for the cost of travel or lodging in the unlikely event that a class is cancelled, therefore, it is recommended that students traveling to attend classes make flexible reservations, in case it becomes necessary to change them. Cancellations due to under-enrollment are generally made between three weeks and three business days before the first class session. Students are notified of cancellations by e-mail or phone as soon as possible and given the option of enrolling in a different course or receiving a refund.

Discounts

UNLV staff and alumni are eligible for discounts on a select list of noncredit courses for professional development and personal enrichment offered by UNLV Continuing Education.

UNLV Staff Discount Instructions

Courses Available for Staff Discount

UNLVIP Alumni members are eligible for the discount. For more information on UNLV alumni membership types, visit: https://www.unlvalumni.org/alumni/membership-types.

UNLVIP Alumni Member Discount Instructions

Courses Available for Alumni Discount