Center for Continuing Education (CCE)
History and Programs
Guilford established the first undergraduate educational program for adult students in Greensboro in 1953. The present Center for Continuing Education (CCE) at Guilford offers students 23 years of age or older the opportunity to complete a quality undergraduate degree through day, evening and weekend study. Faculty and staff assist adult students in the re-entry process and throughout their time at Guilford.
The adult degree program at Guilford is characterized by quality academic instruction, a liberal arts tradition, convenient day, evening and weekend classes, support services for working adults and an atmosphere of care and concern for each student. Guilford provides its CCE students with advising on admission and courses, special registration, an Adult Transitions course, assistance with study skills, career development services and an active adult student government association.
Additional special features of Guilford’s adult services include an adult student lounge, canteen and mailboxes in Hendricks Hall, evening office hours and convenient campus parking in an accessible and safe location. Senior citizen discounts are available for auditing courses.
CCE students experience Guilford’s Quaker values and heritage in a student-centered learning environment with small classes, cordial and informal relationships with faculty and staff, flexibility of programs and services and an atmosphere of respect for all persons.
Adult students select Guilford for a variety of reasons as the best choice for undergraduate education or the fulfilling of personal academic goals. Most CCE students enroll because they wish to begin or complete an undergraduate degree in the liberal arts or selected applied professional areas to advance their careers, qualify for certain positions, prepare for examinations in particular fields or enrich personal knowledge and skills. Some CCE students already have an undergraduate degree and wish to increase their professional competence or to expand skills and knowledge in new directions by adding a second bachelor’s degree or certification.
While the majority of adult students transfer credits from two- and four-year institutions and plan to complete degrees at Guilford, some have not yet attended college and plan to work on a degree program, earn a certificate of study or take courses for personal enrichment. CCE students are enrolled in nearly every major offered at Guilford.
To qualify as a CCE student, an individual must meet one of the following criteria: 1) be 23 years old by the last day of the first term of enrollment at Guilford; or 2) hold a baccalaureate degree from an approved accredited institution. Under special circumstances, a waiver of the age requirement may be requested through the Center for Continuing Education. The age waiver is available to Guilford traditional-aged student only if the student has not been enrolled at Guilford for at least one year since turning 23.
Applicants are required to submit an application, official transcripts from all schools previously attended and a $25 application fee. An admission statement (essay) also may be requested. There are additional requirements for visiting/transient students, applicants requiring a student visa and applicants with a native language other than English.
Once admitted and after the first day of classes, a student is not eligible to change their admission type until the following semester.
Transcripts. Adult students who wish to be accepted to pursue a first or second baccalaureate degree program or a certificate of study must have official transcripts from all previous institutions attended submitted directly to the CCE admission office at Guilford. If you have fewer than 24 transferable college credits from accredited institutions, you must also submit an official high school transcript or official GED scores.
Students who are college graduates taking courses for personal or professional interest need only furnish an official transcript from the institution that awarded the baccalaureate degree.
For all international transcripts, a World Education Services, Inc. (www.wes.org) evaluation is required.
Application materials are available online at www.guilford.edu/adults. Please call 336-316-2179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Material may be mailed to:
Center for Continuing Education
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410
Auditors. Adults who wish to pursue college-level work without receiving grades or college credit may enroll as auditors. These students do not complete the application form and do not furnish the credentials required of degree candidates. They may register on a space-available basis by obtaining written permission from the instructor on a registration form on the first day of the course. (See Class Standing: Classification of Students section of catalog.)
CCE students are fully integrated into the College program and are eligible to enroll in any of the College’s majors.
For students who can attend classes only at night, Guilford currently offers these evening majors: accounting, African and African American studies, business, community and justice studies, computing technology and information systems, criminal justice, education (K-6), education (9-12), forensic accounting, forensic biology, history, political science and psychology. The evening schedule provides a full range of courses to complete a degree in one of the evening majors.
As a support for adults returning to school, Guilford offers a distinctive four-credit course, Adult Transitions. The course focuses mainly on “coming to terms with problems as well as prospects involved in life changes”.
In addition to degree-granting programs, certificates of study are available. The certificate of study program consists of four to eight courses in a clearly defined sequence. It is designed for the person who seeks an organized and well-planned learning experience but does not wish to embark upon a complete bachelor’s degree program. It also appeals to the person who has completed undergraduate studies in one area and seeks to develop and document serious study in one or more additional areas of expertise without pursuing a graduate degree. A certificate of study may not be awarded at the same semester a student is receiving a degree from Guilford. Therefore, degree-seeking students must complete any desired certificate of study before the semester of graduation.
Certificates of study are offered in the following areas seen in the concentration sections below.
- 30 semester hours minimum to include:
ACCT 201 Introduction to Accounting
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT 311 Cost Accounting
- Approved elective from:
ACCT 321 Taxation of Individuals
ACCT 322 Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships
ACCT 401 Advanced Accounting
ACCT 411 Auditing
- One additional course not previously chosen from the list above
- Additional credits to total 30 semester hours from:
- Courses listed above, approved independent study, business law course or other approved course.
CHEM 111 Chemical Principles I
CHEM 112 Chemical Principles II
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 331 Physical Chemistry I
- One additional chemistry course
MATH 121 Calculus I
PHYS 122 Classical and Modern Physics II or PHYS 212 College Physics II
ACCT 200 Introduction to Fraud Examinations
ACCT 300 Advanced Fraud Examinations
ACCT 320 Criminology and Legal Issues for Forensic Accountants
ACCT 412 Advanced Forensic Investigations
- Two courses from:
BUS 215 Business Law and Environment
BUS 241 Computers and Management
IDS 402 Business Ethics or IDS 417 Ethics of Capitalism
JPS 200 Criminal Procedures
JPS 270 Interpersonal Communications
PSY 232 Introduction to Personality
SOAN 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOAN 103 Cultural Anthropology
JPS 200 Criminal Procedure
BIOL 245 Introduction to Forensic Science
BIOL/CHEM 246 Forensic Chemistry
BIOL 349 Forensic Anthropology
- Introductory course:
JPS 270 Interpersonal Communications
JPS 244 Conflict Resolution Strategies
JPS 323 Diversity at Work
- Capstone course:
JPS 437 Multicultural Communications
- Introductory course:
JPS 271 Organizational Communication and Teamwork
- Three electives chosen from:
BUS 321 Human Resources ManagementJPS 244 Conflict Resolution StrategiesJPS 323 Diversity at WorkPSY 332 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
SPAN 111 Communicating in Spanish for Business ISPAN 112 Communicating in Spanish for Business IISPAN 211 Intermediate Spanish for Business ISPAN 212 Intermediate Spanish for Business IISPAN 221 Advanced Spanish in BusinessSPAN 310 Contemporary Latin America or SPAN 311 Contemporary Spain
CCE also sponsors a variety of workshops and seminars for the community through its Professional Development and Training Center. These offerings develop knowledge and skills without awarding academic credit. Topics might address grant writing, financial education, standardized test preparation, workplace competencies, self-assessment and improvement and topics of interest to older adults. Programs leading to certified financial planner (CFP), paralegal certification and notary public workshops are also available. There is a fee for most of the non-credit workshops. Specialized training programs are also provided by CCE on an individualized basis to local businesses, industry, schools and other organizations to develop human resources and manage businesses more effectively.
Classes are offered during the day in several formats, ranging from an hour and a quarter to three hours in length. Evening classes are available one to four nights a week between 6 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters and summer school.
Saturday Classes. These are designed exclusively for CCE students, enabling them to attend on Saturdays. NOTE: However, not all majors offer Saturday classes and degree programs cannot be completed by attending Saturday only.
Adult Student Government
The CCE Student Government Association (SGA) is composed of all students registered for college-credit work through CCE. The association exists to serve the welfare and interests of its members and works toward the establishment of a community supportive of the continuing education of adults. Among other activities the association sponsors social and cultural events.
The SGA operates under the direction of an elected executive board. The executive board derives its authority from the president of the College and is responsible for the allocation of CCE student activity fees.
Adult Student Lounge
A study and activities lounge is provided for CCE students in Hendricks Hall. Telephones for local calls, study space, wireless access and computers for student use are also available. Building hours are 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. M-F and 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturdays, when classes are in session. The building is not available on Sundays unless special permission is obtained in advance.
CCE students may participate free of charge in academic clubs, departmental clubs and activities, intramural sports and the campus fine arts series, as well as all events sponsored by their student government association. CCE students are not eligible to be elected officers in student clubs and activities designed for traditional-aged students. CCE students are welcome to participate in other traditional student clubs and organizations upon payment of a CCE Plus activity fee of $25.00 per semester.
Tuition Per Credit $321
Application Fee $25
Duplicate Diploma Fee $50
Athletic Facilities Usage Fee $26.50
Returned Check Charge $25
Duplicate ID Charge $25
Fee for Late Cancellation of Registration $200
Motor Vehicle Registration (One Academic Year) $45
Motor Vehicle Registration (One Semester ONLY) $25
Bicycle Registration $5
Audit Fee (per credit) $80
Senior Citizen Audit Fee (per course) $50
Student Health Insurance Fall 2012 to Summer 2013 $1,356
Transcript Processing Fee $10
Transcript Processing Fee (On-Demand, Immediate Processing) $20
(Subject to change)
Modern Dance I $70
Modern Dance II $95
Education 440 (student teaching) $95
Education 440 (student teaching for two teachers) $125
Music Fees-Guilford; one 1/2 hour lesson per week $390
Music Fees-Guilford; one 1 hour lesson per week $780
Private Music Fees-Greensboro Academy of Music; one 1/2 hour lesson per week $455
Private Music Fees-Greensboro Academy of Music; one 1 hour lesson per week $900
Inter Networking Computer $50
Guitar Class $180
Voice Class $185
African Drumming Class Fee $185
Payment in full is due by Aug. 1 for the fall semester and Jan. 2 for the spring semester.
Payment can be made by cash, check, cashier’s check or money order.
Payment by Credit Card. The College will accept payment in full, subject to confirmation, by VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Please use the credit card authorization form enclosed with the invoice.
Payment by monthly payment plans
It may be convenient to pay education costs on a monthly basis. Guilford College has partnered with SallieMae/TuitionPay and College Foundation, Inc. to provide expanded payment plan programs which offer services such as:
SallieMae Tuition/Pay-Academic Management Services (AMS) – Monthly Payment Plan offers a flexible 10-month installment, interest-free monthly payments beginning June 5th for the academic year. This plan also offers tuition protection coverage, extended customer service hours, internet access to your account, monthly statements mailed to you, and Western Union phone pay option, along with other payment options. Please contact AMS at TUITION (884-8466) or 800-635-0120 or visit http://tuitionpay.salliemae.com to learn more about the AMS plan.
College Foundation, Inc. – CFI Payment Plan offers a monthly payment plan with extended customer service hours, Internet access to your account, monthly statements mailed each month, and Western Union phone pay option, and other payment options. Please contact CFI at 866-866-CFNC or 866-866-2362, or visit www.CFNC.org/cfipayplan to learn more about the CFI plan.
Financial Aid. Accounts may be settled with financial aid funds. Please contact the Student Financial Services Office at 336-316-2176 or 336-316-2354 for more information, or visit our website at www.guilford.edu and choose the “Adult Programs” tab.
Semester invoices are mailed approximately one month prior to the due date of payment. Invoices are sent to students at their permanent residence and to all other addresses provided by the student. If any student wishes to have a student invoice sent to another party, it is the responsibility of the student to forward the invoice to another address.
Please make checks payable to Guilford College and send in the envelope included with your invoice. Be sure to return the enclosed payment worksheet with your payment indicating any changes in the amount of the invoice, and include copies of any documents relating to outside awards, scholarships, loans, etc., which you have as payment on the balance due. Payment should be mailed in sufficient time to be received by the date due.
Subsequent invoices will be sent during the first week of September, October and November for fall and during the first week of February, March, and April for spring. Mid-semester bills will only be sent to those students with a balance due. You can query the status of your account through BannerWeb. Logon to BannerWeb > Student and Financial Aid > Student Records > and select either Account Summary or Account Summary by Term. In the event that there is a need for a copy of the statement of your account, you can request one from the Student Financial Services Office. An updated statement will be mailed to you.
ONCE REGISTERED, YOU ARE OFFICIALLY ENROLLED AT GUILFORD AND FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR CHARGES. IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO ATTEND CLASSES, YOU MUST COMPLETE AN OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL FORM AND MEET WITH A CCE ADVISOR IN THE CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION LOCATED IN HENDRICKS HALL.
Accounts Receivable HOLDS are placed on a student’s account when the amount billed is not settled by the due date. A student’s account becomes PAST DUE after the first day of classes at the beginning of each semester. All charges incurred subsequent to the first day of classes are expected to be paid in full immediately. If those charges are not paid immediately, they then become PAST DUE at the time of the next billing period where the account will be listed as PAST DUE. An Accounts Receivable HOLD will remain on the student’s account until the balance is settled in full. An Accounts Receivable HOLD will prevent students with past due balances from registering for future semesters and from receiving transcripts.
REFUNDS AND ADJUSTMENTS
Registration at Guilford College is considered a contract binding the student for charges for the entire semester. The College makes plans regarding teaching faculty based on student registrations. It is the policy of Guilford College to give partial refunds when students officially withdraw from the College. A “refund” is defined as a reduction in assessed charges. Cash reimbursements are only available to students with credit balances on their accounts.
Tuition Adjustments. Subject to the advisor’s approval, a student may change registration and add courses through the end of the Drop/Add period – defined as one week and one class day after the first day of the official start of term. If the course load is reduced to below 12 credits during the Drop/Add period and the student is no longer eligible for financial aid requiring half-time or full-time enrollment for the term, then the financial aid will be reduced or canceled in accordance with state and/or federal requirements.
Adjustments are calculated based on the date the withdrawal or drop form is officially received in the registrar’s office. Any course change must be completed in the registrar’s office.
Withdrawal forms must be obtained from and submitted through the Center for Continuing Education office. Tuition/fees and refunds are based on the date the form is submitted. A request to the registrar for a transcript of credits shall not be considered notice of withdrawal from the College. Similarly, nonattendance is not a notice of withdrawal. Students are not considered officially and completely withdrawn from the College if they have not met with a CCE advisor and submitted the correct withdrawal form.
For students who officially and completely withdraw after the beginning of classes, their assessed tuition charges will be prorated according to the schedule below. All academic and student activity fees assessed are not refundable after classes begin.
First day of class through the end of the Drop/Add period – 90% Adjustment
One to seven days beyond the end of the Drop/Add period – 75% Adjustment
Eight to 14 days beyond the end of the Drop/Add period – 50% Adjustment
15 to 21 days beyond the end of the Drop/Add period – 25% Adjustment
22 or more days beyond the end of the Drop/Add period – No Adjustment
Students should be aware that withdrawal from classes may result in adjustments to financial aid awards, including eligibility for the North Carolina Need Based Scholarship. For withdrawing students who are receiving federal financial aid through Guilford College, the aid adjustment is dictated by federal regulations.
The Student Financial Services office is open for service in the basement of New Garden Hall on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., exclusive of College holidays. Additional office hours are held in Hendricks Hall on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8p.m. The email address for the Student Financial Services Office is email@example.com.
Once registered, you are officially enrolled at Guilford and financially responsible for charges. If you decide not to attend classes, you must meet with a CCE advisor in Hendricks Hall and complete an official Withdrawal Form.
Withdrawal from Guilford is official only after a Withdrawal Form is completed and submitted to the registrar by the Center for Continuing Education. A request to the registrar for an academic transcript shall not be considered a notice of withdrawal from the College.
If withdrawal occurs prior to the first day of classes, 100 percent of all tuition and fees are refunded. After the first day of classes, the refund is based on U.S. Department of Education requirements. A refund schedule can be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Services.
Grades are not mailed to the student; they may be viewed online in BannerWeb.
Office of Student Financial Services, located in the basement of New Garden Hall, holds office hours Monday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., exclusive of college holidays. A staff member of the Office of Student Financial Services is available in Hendricks Hall between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. The student financial services e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular and Intensive Enrollees. CCE students who remain enrolled at Guilford for at least four credit hours may obtain a full refund for courses dropped through the last day to add courses without a fee. No adjustments or refunds are made after this day.
Fast Track Enrollees. CCE students who remain enrolled at Guilford for at least four credit hours may obtain a full refund for Fast Track courses dropped through the last day to add Fast Track courses, without a fee. No adjustments or refunds are made after this day.
Student Activity Fee. The student activity fee is charged to all students and administered by the CCE student government to cover the budget of activities, special events and publications. It also contributes to the support of the Learning Commons and Career Development Center providing access and benefits to all CCE students.
Motor Vehicle Registration Fee. Parking registration is required for every vehicle on campus. Parking registration will be automatically charged to ALL students’ accounts at the beginning of the school year. If parking is NOT desired, students must notify the Office of Student Accounts to waive the registration fee. A parking waiver form will accompany the first invoice for the semester.
ID Replacement Charge. Guilford has a permanent ID card system. If your ID has been lost or damaged beyond use, there is a $25 replacement fee.
Returned Check Charge. Returned checks will be re-deposited one time unless the business office is notified otherwise. A $25 handling charge will be added to the student’s account for each time a check is returned because of insufficient funds or other reasons. This is applicable to all checks written to Guilford College.
Fee for Late Drop/Adds and Late Registration. For information on the fee for late drop/adds, please refer to the Academic Regulations and Procedures portion of the catalog.
Veterans should see the VA service representative in the registrar’s office. Veterans who do not plan to pay in full by the due date and who wish to set up a payment plan should contact Sallie Mae TuitionPay-AMS or College Foundation, Inc.-CFI. See “Payment by monthly payment plans” above.
The Federal Tax Credits for Education
There are two potential tax credits for education, the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. Guilford College is required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue the form 1098-T to students with transactions during the calendar year. The form 1098-T will report any eligible tuition and fees billed, and qualified scholarships and/or grants credited during the calendar year.
Form 1098-T will be mailed by January 31.
If you have any questions or concerns about the amounts reported please consult your Student Financial Services counselor at 336-316-2176 or 336-316-2354 or e-mail us at email@example.com. Remember, Guilford College cannot offer any tax advice or assistance. Please direct any tax questions to the IRS at 800-829-1040 or refer to their web page at www.irs.gov.
A Guilford student may operate a motor vehicle on campus provided that it is properly registered. Students who operate motor vehicles on campus are required to pay a registration fee and park in a designated parking area. Students are required by law to comply with North Carolina state motor vehicle insurance requirements and all local, state and federal ordinances. Temporary parking permits may be obtained free of charge at the Office of Public Safety for vehicles operated by guests and visitors to the campus.
The Office of Public Safety is responsible for reporting violations of college motor vehicle regulations to Guilford officials.
Details of traffic and parking regulations are included in the Student Handbook.