Unlike degree-seeking, for-credit programs, Continuing Education courses are non-credit and a high school diploma is not required to take a continuing education course (an age requirement does apply), nor is an application for admission to APSU. You are, however, required to register through Continuing Education before you attend classes. The registration methods available depend on the type of course. Early registration is strongly encouraged as most courses fill quickly. Registration is complete and class placement is secure, only when payment is received. Many classes have limited enrollment and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 some exceptions. 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.
Distance Learning - These courses are fixed-time, live sessions where instruction is facilitated virtually. These courses are primarily delivered through D2L.
Live Synchronous Learning - Synchronous courses combine online educational instruction with live learning experiences, either at APSU or in a digital space.
On Demand - On-demand courses are entirely self-contained within a learning management system, and students may engage with the content at their own schedule and pace.
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 https://signmeup.apsu.edu. If you already have an account, login at https://signmeup.apsu.edu, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 931-221-7816.
Cancellations 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 transferring 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) and Professional Development Points (PDFs)
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. 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. For TN DOE teacher re-certification, Professional Development Points are defined as 1 PDF per clock hour (a three CEU course would equate to 30 PDFs, etc.).
In the event a course is canceled by Continuing 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 Continuing Education, 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.
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 Continuing Education. Funds that are unused in one year will be forfeited.
Continuing Education courses follow the holiday schedule as provided by Human Resources. Classes will not be held on those dates.
Continuing 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 www.apsu.edu or by calling (931) 221-7816. Classes will be rescheduled to replace sessions missed due to inclement weather.
Parking and Access for People with Disabilities
Students are permitted 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 contact Continuing Education at (931) 221-7816 or email@example.com if you have special needs regarding classroom or course accessibility.