Below you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered with the responses below, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Can I register for courses after the registration deadline?
Students may register after the registration deadline for courses that have sufficient enrollment and seats available.
Can I register for a course and defer my payment?
No. Payment for Continuing Studies courses is due on registration.
How do I know which Continuing Studies courses I have to pay HST for?
Any Continuing Studies course that is available for credit towards an academic program of study is HST exempt. Should any student wish to opt out of the credit for such a course, HST will be added to the course registration fee.
How much will I have to pay for student fees on top of the registration fee?
Continuing Studies students are not assessed UNBC student fees. Any student registered for a UNBC Continuing Studies course need only pay the course fee(s) listed through Continuing Studies. There is an additional cost for textbooks, if required.
I would like to audit a Continuing Studies for-credit course. Is there a reduced fee for auditing?
No. The course content and cost is the same, whether taken for credit or not.
Can I pay for a Continuing Studies for-credit course with a student loan?
In most cases, yes. So long as you are registered in an academic program of study approved for student loan eligibility as a full-time student, most Continuing Studies courses can be paid for by student loan and count towards your full-time status for loan purposes. The Continuing Studies for-credit courses count as elective credit towards your academic program of study.
Some Continuing Studies courses are not eligible for funding as they do not meet student loan requirements. This includes programs/certificates/courses designed to meet the needs of full-time members of the labour force. This includes the Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions, and Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor Certification.
English Language training is also not eligible for student loan funding.
If you have futher questions about the eligibility of a Continuing Studies course(s) for student loan funding, please don't hesitate to contact us for clarification.
Does the UNBC tuition waiver program for staff/faculty apply to Continuing Studies courses?
What is Continuing Studies' refund policy?
Full refunds are issued to any student who withdraws from a course a minimum of 10 days priorto the course start date. Any registrations cancelled after this date will forfeit all course fees.
Will I get a T2202A form for the Continuing Studies courses I took within the past year?
Not all Continuing Studies courses are eligible for a T2202A. You will automatically be issued a T2202A form for any eligible courses taken with Continuing Studies. This form will be available for download from the UNBC website (CLICK HERE for details on how to access your T2202A forms). In the event that a student cannot access web for students or experiences difficulty with viewing or printing, a hard copy receipt will be provided by the Finance Office upon request.
If I register for a Continuing Studies course, do I get a UNBC student card?
No, but you can obtain one if you pay an additional fee. Please contact our office if you would like to do so.
If I regsiter for a Continuing Studies course, what UNBC services can I access?
Because Continuing Studies students are not assessed student fees, student services are not accessible. You may access these services for an additional fee(s), over and above the course registration fee.
I registered for a Continuing Studies course. How do I find out my room number, course material requirements, etc.?
Confirmation of enrollment will be distributed when course enrolment has been met or five (5) days prior to the course start date by phone or email. If you have not received course confirmation, please contact us. Details will include class times, room numbers, what to bring and directions with a map of campus.
A Continuing Studies course that I registered and paid for was cancelled. What happens now?
A minimum number of registrations must be received by the registration deadline listed in the catalog. If there is not sufficient registration by the listed date, the course may be cancelled. Should a course be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or other reasons, a full refund will be processed and sent automatically to any registrants.
I have to withdraw from a Continuing Studies course. Can my colleague attend in my place?
Sometimes. Please contact our offices for clarification. Transfers will not be accepted after a course has started.
I am not enrolled in a degree program. Can I still take a Continuing Studies for-credit course?
You bet! University admission requirements do not apply to Continuing Studies for-credit courses.
How do Continuing Studies credit count towards my degree?
Academic credit earned through Continuing Studies is unspecified and treated as elective credit hours. Credits earned in this manner are recorded on a Pass basis or in accordance with the UNBC grading scale upon successful completion. It is recommended that all students consult an academic advisor prior to registering for a Continuing Studies for-credit course taken for degree completion.
I recently completed a Continuing Studies course for credit. How do I transfer the credits to my academic transcript?
On successful completion of a UNBC Continuing Studies for-credit course, students must request transfer of the UNBC Continuing Studies credit to their academic program of study. Students may request a Continuing Studies transcript (unofficial, free of charge) from the Continuing Studies office, indicating all relevant information pertaining to a for-credit course. That student record will be updated with the course information, including final grade and credit hours awarded. Students who require an official transcript of academic credit, must request an official transcript from the UNBC Office of the Registrar. There is a fee for official transcripts.
I would like to transfer my Continuing Studies credits to a degree program at another institution. How do I do this?
Students who have successfully completed UNBC Continuing Studies courses for academic credit may be eligible for transfer course credits to another institution. Interested students should contact the institution of their choice to determine if transfer credit is a possibility. Continuing Studies credits earned at UNBC are unspecified and recorded as elective credit.