FAQs

NON-CREDIT | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

When is payment due for the non-credit, professional development training courses? 

Payment is due at the time of enrollment. Once you enroll in the course, you will be prompted to create an account and pay for the course via credit card transaction. A receipt will be emailed to you. 

Are they payment plans for the non-credit, professional development courses? 

No. 

Am I considered a University of Illinois student when I take the non-credit professional development courses? 

No. These courses are offered from the University of Illinois as professional development and do not offer academic credit. To count the course for academic credit, you will need to enroll as a non-degree seeking student with the University. 

Why did I receive an email to activate my account? 

After registering for your first course, you will be prompted to activate your account. You have to activate the account to return to the course material or take another course. 

Will live sessions ever be offered in the non-credit, professional development courses? 

Courses are designed based on the content being taught. Live sessions are offered when it will help the learner be able to apply the material on their job. 

Are live sessions or office hours available for the non-credit, professional development courses? 

Yes upon request or if the class in general needs additional guidance. 

How do I pass the class? 

The class is based on pass/fail option. To pass the class and receive a certificate, participants have to complete all the assignments with accuracy. 

Can I complete the course at my own pace? 

Courses are designed based on the content being delivered. If the course states "self-paced" you may access the material on your own schedule within the duration of the course. Once you complete one lesson, you may move on to the next.  If the course states "instructor lead" you will only be able to access the material at the beginning of each week. Instructor lead courses will only be used when the course is delivered through live sessions. 

How much time will I have to commit each week? 

4-5 hours of course work is required per course to receive the certificate. You may take the course and not complete any assessment but will not receive the certificate. The price is the same. 

Graduate Credit Courses

When do I pay for the courses?

The University will generate a tuition bill once the semester starts. The bill will be emailed to you. Tuition payments are due on the 28th of each month. The first payment for Fall Semester is September 28th and the first payment for Spring Semester is February 28th. For more information about the University payment system visit: 

How do I pay?

You pay online. The University accepts echeck, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and international wire transfers via Flywire. 

Are scholarships or tuition waivers available? 

Unfortunately, no. 

How much time do I have to commit to this program?

Students should anticipate spending 9-10 hours/week learning the content of each course. 

What do I receive when I am done with this program 

Students who complete all course requirements with a passing grade of 80% or better will receive a Graduate Certificate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine that can be framed and displayed. 

What time zone is the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine? 

All course content will be accessible to students in all time zones. Courses will be asynchronous with the opportunity for live online sessions. All live sessions will be recorded and shared on the course website. The University of Illinois is in U.S. Central time zone. 

When will live sessions be held? 

All course content will be accessible to students in all time zones. Courses will be asynchronous with the opportunity for live online sessions with the instructor. Live sessions will be scheduled based on geographical location of students in the course. All live sessions will be recorded and shared on the course website. 

Will the courses be in English? 

The courses are in English. Spanish transcripts and captions of the lectures are also included. 

 

 

Have Questions?