FAQ about our Academic Credit Courses
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Courses listed in our Academic Credit Course Listing are offered with an optional academic credit. This option is available if a $135 recording fee is paid on the first day of the course. To register for an academic credit course, contact the sponsoring organization listed in the course description.
Non-credit courses are listed on the UMExtended home page. Non-credit courses may offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved by The University of Montana, or, in some cases, profession-specific continuing education credits.
Since Extended Courses taken for credit earn regular academic credit, the courses may be applied toward a degree. For advice on how best to use these credits, you should check with your advisor.
Since academic credit courses through UMExtended have been approved for regular university credit, it is possible to gain credits for recertification this way. For specific questions related to teacher certification, please contact the College of Education & Human Sciences at 406.243.2032.
No formal admission is required, and nonresidents pay the same fees as residents. Registering for academic credit in an Extended Course does not change your admission status with The University of Montana.
Extended Courses are open to everyone. UM students are welcome to attend courses, although the fees for the course do not apply to the tuition "flat spot" or the minimum credits for student health insurance.
Extended Courses require registration through sponsoring agencies unless otherwise noted. Participants register for the optional academic credit through the sponsoring agency at the first class meeting.
Extended Courses are offered through a wide variety of sponsoring agencies. Students should check with the specific agency for their policy on notification of course cancellation.
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Courses meet in a variety of locations. Some courses meet on the UM campus in Missoula, and some meet in diverse locations throughout Montana and around the world. Some are online so that you can login and complete lessons on your own schedule, from your own location.
For academic credit courses, grades are available within a few weeks after the final and may be viewed on CyberBear. Grades and credits earned become part of your permanent UM transcript. Students may request official transcripts from the Registrar's Office.
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The University of Montana is an equal opportunity education provider. For questions, concerns, or requests for reasonable accommodations, contact Roger Maclean, Dean, School of Extended and Lifelong Learning: 406-243-2983; firstname.lastname@example.org.