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Continuing Education Policies

- Age Requirements
- APSU Faculty and Staff Discount
- Attendance
- Cancellations and Changes
- Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
- Community School of the Arts
- Early Registration Discount
- Facility Rentals
- Gift Certificates
- Grades
- Holidays
- Inclement Weather 
- Parking and Access for People with Disabilities
- Refund Policy

Age Requirements

Our classes are designed and developed specifically with the adult learner in mind. The minimum age for all classes is 18 years of age with the following exceptions: Motorcycle Rider Skills and those courses specifically advertised for children or youths like Cracking the ACT.  Occasional exceptions are made when a student 15 or older requests to attend a class accompanied by a registered parent.  For details, call 931-221-7816.

APSU Faculty and Staff Discount

APSU faculty and staff qualify for a discount on some courses.  Eligible courses are noted with the statement "Early registration discount applies."  Faculty/Staff will receive the discount regardless of registration date.  For more information on the discounted price of a particular class and/or to register, please contact us at 931-221-7816.  In order to receive the discount online, you need to select APSU Faculty/Staff as your affiliation and enter your A# when creating your account at  If you already have an account, login at, select My Account, select Profile, and update your affiliation to APSU Faculty/Staff and enter your A#.  When you add a class to your cart, you will have the option to choose the regular course fee or the APSU Faculty/Staff course fee.  If you have any issues, please cancel your registration and contact the office at or 931-221-7816.

Cancelations and Course Changes

APSU reserves the right to cancel continuing education classes.  Students will be notified by email and phone.  Therefore, when you register, please include a valid email as well as a phone number where a message may be left.  Students will have the option of a full refund or have their payment applied to another continuing education course.  If transfering the payment, the new course must meet within the time frame of the current catalog.  If receiving a refund, payments made by credit or debit cards must be refunded to that card.  Payments made by check, money order, or cash will be refunded by check.

APSU reserves the right to make appropriate changes to courses including room location, instructor, dates, and times.  Students will be notified via email of any changes that may affect their ability to attend a course. 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The Continuing Education Unit (C.E.U.) should be used as the basic means for recognizing an individual's participation in, and for recording an institution's offering of, non-credit classes, courses, and programs. completion of most non-credit activities. A C.E.U. is defined as ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education (adult or extension) experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.

Early Registration Discount

To encourage early registration, we sometimes offer an Early Registration Discount. Registeration must be made at least 15 business days prior to the start date in order to qualify for the discount. Courses for which the discount applies will include the words "early registration discount applies" with the adjusted price.  Payment, regardless of method, must be received at least 15 days prior to the start date of the class.

Facility Rentals

If you are interested in using our computer lab for a company project or need seminar or classroom space, please contact us at (931)221-7816 for further details.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates may be purchased online for use on courses listed at only*.  Certificates will be mailed to the address provided at time of purchase within three business days.  They are not redeemable for cash, and the redemption value is not to exceed the amount purchased.  The certificate bearer must register in advance by calling 931-221-7816 or visiting McReynolds Building, Room 119.  The certificate must be presented at time of registration/purchase.  Certificates expire one year after purchase. 

*Gift certificates can only be applied towards courses listed at  Certificates not usable for/towards:

  • Athletic events including tickets, memorabilia, food, etc.
  • Bookstore
  • Child Learning Center/Child Care
  • Credit courses including tuition, fees, supplies, fines, etc.  
  • Facilities usage or fees
  • Food vendors like Chartwells, Subway, Starbucks, etc.
  • Library usage or fees
  • Parking tickets
  • Theatre and Dance Box Office

This list is not to serve as an exhaustive list.  Please call 931-221-7816 with questions or for further clarification on use.

Grades/Grading and Attendance

At the end of a course, students are awarded a final grade.  If a student requests to drop a course 5 or more business days prior to the course beginning, the course will be removed from their student record and no grade will be issued.  Otherwise, a final grade is awarded.  Below are examples of grading scales used.  The grades or the grade required to "pass" a course may vary by program. 

If you are taking a course through Austin Peay State University with Regents Online Continuing Education (ROCE), ROCE has the information regarding grading for the ROCE courses.  They can be contacted at 1-888-223-0023 or  If you have already registered for an ROCE course, grading information is located in your course syllabus. 

Numeric Grades

F69-0Failure, no CEUs awarded
W-Withdrawal, no CEUs awarded
AW-Administrative Withdrawal, no CEUs awarded
FA-Failure-Stopped Attending, no CEUs awarded
FN-Failure-Never Attended, no CEUs awarded
I-*Incomplete, no CEUs awarded

*Some online courses participate in an incomplete/extension process.  Students should contact their program to determine eligibility.  If granted an incomplete, a new course end date will also be assigned.  This additional course time is refered to as an extension.  The final grade must be assigned at the end of the extension.  Otherwise, a grade of "F" or "FA" will be issued, whichever is most appropriate.

Attendance Based Courses  
Some courses do not require instructors to evaluate students on their quality of work.  These courses are graded based on attendance.

SSatisfactory, attended 75% or more 
UUnsatisfactory, attended less than 75%, no CEUs awarded
WWithdrawal, no CEUs awarded
AWAdministrative Withdrawal, no CEUs awarded
FNFailure-Never Attended, no CEUs awarded



Continuing Education courses follow the holiday schedule as provided by Human Resources.  Classes will not be held on those dates.

Inclement Weather

The Center for Extended and Distance Education follows Austin Peay State University's policy on inclement weather.  In brief, our courses are canceled or delayed if the APSU main campus is as well.  Closing information can be found online at or by calling (931) 221-7011.  Classes will be rescheduled to replace sessions missed due to inclement weather. 

Parking and Access for People with Disabilities

Students are permited to park in the red and green parking lots.  For classes held during business hours (Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), students will be issued a parking pass for use during the duration of their class that allows parking in red and green lots on campus. Students in class after 4:30pm or on weekends will not need a parking pass; however, they are required to park in red or green lots only.  For information on where lots are located, view the campus parking map.  Parking in handicap spaces is by permit only.  No parking in parking areas marked for residents only.

Please notify the Center for Extended Education if you have special needs regarding classroom or course accessibility.

Refund Policy

In the event a course is canceled by the Center for Extended and Distance Education, students will receive a full refund or a transfer* to a future course.  Students may also request a refund or transfer*.  Requests may be made by phone, fax, mail, or in person.  Students should receive approved refunds within 15 business days.  The outcome of a refund request is dependent on the date submitted:

  • Five or more business days prior to class start date - eligible for a full refund or transfer*
  • Less than five business days prior to class start date - eligible for transfer* only
  • Class start date or later - no refunds or transfers*

Packaged Deals and Special Offers
When purchasing a packaged deal or special offer (i.e. buy one, get one), students receive a reduced rate for purchasing multiple courses at once.  If one or more of the courses is canceled by the center, the price will be recalculated for the remainder of the courses, and a refund or transfer* will be issued to the students accordingly.  If the student chooses to cancel from one or more courses, they no longer qualify for the reduced rate.  Any refund or credit towards a transfer* (if eligible, based on timeline noted above), is calculated as the amount the student paid minus full price for any courses attended or planning to attend. 

Online Career Training Programs offered with ed2go are not eligible for a refund at any time.  The program will work with students to address any hurdles they may have encountered so that they can remain in the program and be successful. 

Conference vendors/sponsors should view their application/MOU for information on refunds.

Refund Methods
Payments made by credit or debit cards must be refunded to that card.  Payments made by check, money order, or cash will be refunded by check.

*Funds will be held for no more than one year and may be applied to the fees for any other course offered by The Center. Funds that are unused in one year will be forfeited.