UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE UCA’S EXTENDED STUDIES PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED PENDING FINAL DETERMINATION OF HOW NEW FINANCIAL AID REGULATIONS AFFECT THESE PROGRAMS. THIS WILL NOT AFFECT STUDENTS ALREADY REGISTERED FOR EXTENDED STUDY COURSES.
At UCA, Extended Study is located in the Office of the Registrar. 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 before enrolling in the course. Prospective students who have a parent institution where they maintain regular enrollment will want to apply as a Visiting Student. Once admitted to UCA, you can register for these courses using the course registration form on the FORMS link above. If you would like a list of the HEPNet courses, you may send that request to program coordinator Laura Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify the term you will be admitted and hope to take the course.
ABOUT OUR COURSES
The Office of the Registrar administers (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. Extended Study courses can also affect receipt of a variety of Scholarships 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 Summer terms 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
Extended Study courses are a great way to get additional credit on a self-driven and flexible schedule, but because of their structure they do maintain seperate policies and procedures in areas such as Registration, Withdrawal, Financial Aid and Refund eligibility. Students are strongly encouraged to fully review the Policies section BEFORE registering for these courses.
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