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Continuing Education - Undergraduate Credit

Credit Course Offerings and Enrollment Policy

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Hybrid & Online Courses
Additional Credit Courses Open to the Public (fall and spring semesters)
Enrollment Policy

SUMMER SESSION 2016: Dates and courses offered

Tip: You can sort all courses offered by session, subject, instructor, and more in the myHeliotrope online course search.

Fall 2016 Course Descriptions

Fall 2016 semester: August 29–December 16
Registration for nonmatriculated students begins July 18, 2016.

Art History Film Philosophy/Religion
Arts History Psychology
Arts Management Legal Studies Social Science
Communications/Writing Mathematics Theatre Studies
Culture/Language Natural Science  


During the fall and spring semesters, many undergraduate courses in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and some courses in the School of the Arts at Purchase College are open to nonmatriculated (visiting) students on a space-available basis. These courses are offered primarily during the day, Monday through Friday. Course descriptions and schedule information are available in the myHeliotrope online course search.


Note: Also refer to the Enrollment and Registration Guide for credit courses.

Undergraduate credit courses offered by the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education are open to anyone qualified to do college-level work. Proficiency in English is required, and students must meet any course prerequisites. Please review the following and refer to Course Load under Academic Policies for related information.

Visiting students: Adults with a high school diploma or its equivalent and visiting students from other colleges may enroll in credit courses, as long as they meet the above requirements. Visiting students from other colleges are responsible for obtaining approval from their college to transfer Purchase College credits back to their college before registering for credit courses. They are also personally responsible for the college’s tuition, fees, and other applicable charges and are bound by all college policies.

High school students who have completed their junior year may also enroll in credit courses. To enroll in credit courses, high school students must: (1) have a solid academic record (85% or B average); and (2) send a letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor or principal and a copy of their transcript to the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education before registration. High school students normally take lower-level (1000–2999) credit courses and are responsible for meeting any prerequisites.

Purchase College matriculated students in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of the Arts may enroll in credit courses offered by the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education as follows:

Senior citizens (New York State residents, age 60 and above) who are interested in auditing on-campus credit courses on a tuition-free basis should refer to Senior Citizen Auditors for further information. Please note that this option is not available in online, hybrid, or noncredit courses.

Updated Mar. 29, 2016

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