Professional Education Drop, Refund, Attendance and Grading Policies
Professional Education

ATTENDANCE POLICY – IN PERSON CLASSES

Courses with scheduled meetings have an attendance requirement expecting students to be engaged for the full length of the class or certificate. Students taking classes or certificates in which instructors have different attendance expectations will be notified in advance of the first class.

  • This policy does not apply to online courses when progression is self-paced.
  • This policy does not apply to PEPEC courses when taken as part of an Academic Partnership Certificate in which courses are cross listed with for-credit classes. Students taking PEPEC courses should consult the class syllabus for attendance and grading policies.

NONCREDIT COURSE GRADING POLICY

All Professional Education classes and certificates are graded on a S-Satisfactory or U-Unsatisfactory basis. This applies to all courses or certificates with the following subject codes: PROEA, PROED, PEPEC, EDTEC, TESPC, PROTA.

Students will earn one of three possible grades:
  • S (SATISFACTORY COMPLETION)
    • An S grade means you have fulfilled the course requirements.
  • U (UNSATISFACTORY COMPLETION)
    • A U grade means you have not met the course requirements to earn an S
  • EU (UNOFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL)
    • An EU is a possible alternative to a “U” under the following circumstances:
    • Student did not drop the class in accordance to the ProEd drop policy. This includes students who “no-show” for the class.
    • The student did not attend the full class as required to earn an S grade

If you’re unable to attend or complete the course on time due to a permanent or temporary disability, contact the Disability Services Office to discuss needs and potential accommodations.

DROP AND REFUND POLICY

We understand that some circumstances may prevent you from attending your scheduled courses and the following policies are in place to be as flexible as possible.

In Person Classes

Drops are permitted up to three business days before your class begins. To drop a class, please notify us via email or phone call. If we are not notified before the drop deadline, you will be charged for the class whether you attend or not. You may choose to transfer to another section of the class instead of dropping it but advance notification is required as above. Note exceptions to these policies for the programs listed below.

Online Certificates and Classes

Online certificates and courses may be dropped any time before your initial log in. If you receive class materials, a refund, if eligible, may be reduced to offset the cost of any materials not returned to us in reusable condition. Note exceptions to these policies for the unique programs listed below.

RECORDS AND TRANSCRIPTS

Completed courses and certificates will appear on your University of Utah transcript under the “non-credit career” section.

PETITIONS FOR EXCEPTION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION POLICIES

If you have contacted Professional Education about your situation and have been unable to reach a satisfactory solution, you may submit a petition for exception. An exception to University policy is warranted in cases involving unusual or extenuating circumstances. For example: a death in the immediate family, life threatening situations, medical reasons, University error, Military leave, etc. Ignorance of University procedures and deadlines does not constitute justification for exception to policy. Students who have incurred penalty fees as a result of neglect, will be responsible for those fees, e.g. cost of collections, late fees, etc.. Petitions for exception must be received within the semester in which the class took place.

Petition process – submit a statement about your situation to register@aoce.utah.edu. Statement should include the class, class dates, your situation, desired remedy and any previous contacts to resolve the situation.

POLICIES SPECIFIC TO INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS

Degree Plus Certificate Series/Cohort Series

The following policies refer to cohort programs which are programs in which students meet continuously in a group for more than 5 class sessions; usually over 7 to 8 weeks.

  • Students may cancel for a full refund according to the University of Utah refund policy. Students not cancelling by this date are not eligible for full or partial refunds. Refund dates will follow University drop date deadlines. Find your semester dates on the official Academic Calendars page.
  • Students who have paid for a certificate but can no longer attend may defer their registration at no cost to another certificate that starts within 12 months. Find out more about Degree Plus policies and restrictions at degreeplus.utah.edu.
  • Students may miss a maximum of one class.
  • Successful completion (grade of “S”) requires capstone project, attendance and other assignments as detailed in the certificate syllabus.

Part-Time Coding Bootcamps

Attendance requirements – student may not miss more than 4 classes to complete the program successfully. Students may be able to work with program staff in regards to extenuating circumstances regarding absences. Drop deadline for refund – deadline to drop with a full refund ( including the deposit) is 7 days after the start of the program. Grading - requirements to receive an "S" – satisfactory grade for the program which impacts the University of Utah certificate and transcripts – 1) submission of 100% of projects 2) passing assessment on final project 3) complete 90% of homework assignments

See more detailed information in your specific program welcome communication.

Full-time Web Development Program

Attendance requirements – student may not miss more than 4 classes to complete the program successfully. Students may be able to work with program staff in regards to extenuating circumstances regarding absences. Drop deadline for refund – deadline to drop with a full refund (minus $1,000 of the deposit) is two weeks after the start of the program. Grading - requirements to receive an "S" – satisfactory grade for the program which impacts the University of Utah certificate and transcripts – 1) passing assessment on final project 2) satisfactory submission of homework, portfolio projects, and career services activities.

See more detailed information in your specific program welcome communication.

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