At UCA, Extended Study is located in the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement. These distance education courses are offered in print-based and web-based correspondence formats. These courses represent various colleges and academic departments at UCA.
Additionally, UCA is part of the Health Education and Promotion Network (HEPnet). Through this network, UCA provides credit courses to health education students across the United States. HEPnet students will need to be admitted to UCA as a visiting student first. Once admitted to UCA, you can register for these courses here as well. Just click on the REGISTER ONLINE link above.
ABOUT OUR COURSES
The Office of Extended Study offers (6) month, “open enrollment” courses to give the student a longer time frame in which to complete a course. Student must spend a minimum of eight (8) weeks to complete a course.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT FINANCIAL AID
Extended Study six-month courses are usually not eligible for financial aid. If a student takes an Extended Study (open enrollment) course, it will prevent their name from being included on the Dean’s List (or having your scholarship reinstated). Extended Study courses can also affect receipt of a presidential scholarship if you are trying to count the credit hours toward eligibility.
Students may enroll in an open enrollment course at any time during the Fall, Spring, and Ten (10) week semesters prior to the last eight weeks of class when the university is open for business. Students have six-months to complete an open enrollment course. The six months period begins on the day the student’s application for Extended Study is processed.
Open enrollment courses are designed for both degree and non-degree seeking students. Students who choose to take open enrollment Extended Study courses must NOT rely on institutional scholarships or financial aid to cover the cost of the course. Extended Study courses started and/or completed toward the end of a semester may not show on the student’s transcript during that semester.
IMPORTANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
There are many important policies and procedures you need to understand before getting started. To learn more, please visit the POLICIES section.
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