FAQ

Who can enroll in continuing education courses?

You don’t have to be admitted to take Continuing Education classes. Courses are open to adults of all ages. Completion of individual courses does not imply admission into a degree program.

How many credits can you take as a Continuing Education Student?

You may take up to 11 credits in the Fall or Spring terms as a part-time student.

Can I see an academic advisor?

Absolutely. In fact, you are encouraged to talk with an advisor before registering for your first class with Eastern Connecticut State University. Students can call (860) 465-0206 or (860) 465-5125 to schedule an appointment. If you prefer, you can request a phone advisement appointment. All are welcome to talk to us, regardless of whether you take an Eastern course or not.

How do I register for Continuing Education courses?

Before registering for courses, please check the Detailed Class Information” page for course prerequisites
New students can register for classes by fax or in person. Please visit Registration Information.

Can I earn credits through examination?

Depending on the program. The College-Level Examination Program, usually referred to as CLEP, is a national testing program recognized by many colleges including Eastern. CLEP exams are 90-minute multiple choice tests for which you can earn college credits at Eastern and many other schools. DSST exams are similar to the CLEP exams. They were developed for military personnel but are now open to the general public. Exams are offered in a variety of areas including various aspects of business, subjects within social sciences, physical science, and humanities as well as foreign languages. Credit for Lifelong Learning (CLL) is a unique program at Eastern that enables adults, like you, to earn credit for the college-level learning gained through work, volunteer and other experiences.

For more program information click on the appropriate link : CLEP, Credit for Lifelong Learning (CLL), DSST.

What does tuition cost and are there any additional fees?

  • Tuition varies from year to year. Current costs can be found at Money Matters.
  • Part-time students pay a non-refundable registration fee of $40 each term.
  • Also, there may be additional costs such as books. For more information on book prices and availability please contact our campus bookstore at (860) 465-5283, http://ecsu.bncollege.com/
  • EasternOnline students must pay an additional $50 fee.

Can I receive financial aid?

If you have financial need, be sure to ask about an Eastern Continuing Education Scholarship.
Visit Money Matters for more details. Contact the Financial Aid office located in the Alvin B. Woods Support Center (Main Campus – Willimantic) at (860) 465-5205 or go to their website: http://www1.easternct.edu/finaid/. Here you will be able to obtain all information regarding the FAFSA as well as any other questions answered that you may have.

Is tuition waived for Senior Citizens?

Permanent residents of Connecticut who are age 62 or older with positive identification may be entitled to tuition waivers. See http://www1.easternct.edu/fiscalaffairs/bursar/ for more information.

There is no waiver for the Credit for Lifelong Learning Program fee as the program is non-credit and self-supporting. The fees are used to cover the instructor’s salary.

There is no waiver of fees for Non-Credit courses.

Will courses taken at other colleges transfer to Eastern?

Most credits will transfer if they are from a regionally accredited institution. For more detailed information contact our Admissions Counselor at (860) 465-5101.

Do I have access to other student services and activities?

Yes. As a part-time student, you have access to our career services, library, athletic facilities and other University resources. Your student I.D. also gives you discounts at a variety of local vendors and organizations. http://www1.easternct.edu/cardservices/expresscard/

Where can I find the schedule of classes for each semester?

Do I need a parking permit? If so, where can I get one and where can I park?

You must register each vehicle that you will be using on campus with the Department of Public Safety. In order to obtain a parking permit, you must submit an application form along with a copy of your valid vehicle registration; valid driver’s license; and proof of enrollment (valid student I.D. or current
semester schedule); or employment (valid faculty/staff I.D. or current letter of employment) to the University Police Department. Once this information has been verified, you will be issued the appropriate parking permit.Additional Links:

How do I apply to be an admitted (degree seeking) part-time student at Eastern?

For part-time students we have simplified the admission process, please follow this link for admission details
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