Frequently Asked Questions
Academic Credit Programs

What You Need to Know

Register for credit classes using the Campus Information System (CIS). You cannot register for credit classes from the Continuing Education website.

See the Academic Calendar for specific drop and withdrawal dates.
Students can drop (or withdraw) online by logging into Campus Information Services (CIS), click on the "Registration" tile on your Student Homepage, and click on the “Drop Class” link. 
Drop information
Withdrawal information


Students may register for credit courses after admission to the University as either a matriculated or non-matriculated student. You can learn more about the application process and deadlines by referring to the Admissions Office website.

If you are planning to attend summer term only, the University offers a Summer Only Non-Matriculated status for students who are enrolled at another university or college and want to take classes to be transferred back to their home institutions. For more information, visit the Non-Matriculated Student page.

When the admission process is complete, students may register for credit courses online using the Campus Information System (CIS). Login to the system using your UNID and password. If you need help logging in, contact University Information Technology (UIT).

The office of Academic Programs is part of Continuing Education at the University of Utah. Our mission is to provide flexible learning opportunities to university students close to home in their own local communities. We offer a variety of courses at the University's off-campus location in Sandy and other flexible course offerings.

Classes are offered at the University's off-campus location in Sandy, in addition to our office building at 540 Wakara Way.

Please see our Sandy Center page for maps, office hours, and courses offered.

Sandy Center classes can be viewed in the U’s Class Schedule by selecting the desired semester, then following the link to "Off Campus," and clicking on “Sandy.”

Yes. Grades earned in credit classes become part of your official university transcript.

For tuition information and rate schedules, refer to the Income Accounting and Student Loan Services Offices .

Financial aid may be available to help you pay for these classes. For more information, visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office webpage or call 801-585-6211.

Many credit courses are also offered noncredit at a reduced tuition rate. Students can "sit in and enjoy" traditional University classes for a minimal fee through its "Academic Noncredit" class options. Students are allowed to register on a "seat available" basis and do not need to take exams or write papers. Further, students do not receive credit or a grade for these classes. These classes are designed to be just for the fun of it.

If you are interested, please check the class listings in our Academic Noncredit Courses. If you don't see the class you're looking for, call us at 801-585-9963 and we may be able to add it for you!

Contact the University Admissions office, visit 250 SSB, or call 801-581-7281.For more information, visit the Return to the U website.

The University offers 50% tuition reduction for eligible employees and their families. Applicants must meet eligibility rules before the first day of the semester and must continue to be eligible on the first day of the semester. Applications for Tuition Reduction are due prior to the first day of each semester. Applications are not allowed once the semester begins. Tuition must be paid in full (including any credits that may be applied) by the tuition due date or classes will be dropped..

To use this benefit, eligible employees must apply online for Tuition Reduction.

Employees must apply for each term in which they want to take classes; the form does not carry over from term to term. Special fees attached to a class are not included in tuition reduction and must be paid in full. Please contact Continuing Education at 801-581-6461 for clarification of class tuition and special fees if needed.

Yes. For more information, visit our HB60 page.

Students registered at the University of Utah are eligible to receive an identification card which entitles them to library and other privileges. Please visit UCard Services or call 801-581-2273.

At the Sandy Center, there is plenty of free parking.

Email, call 801-585-9963, or submit your questions using this online form.