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Continuing Education - Personal Enrichment

Noncredit Personal Enrichment Courses

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The School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education offers affordable, noncredit courses that allow participants to explore personal interests in a noncompetitive learning environment. Take courses in woodworking, acting, comic drawing, and more. Our personal enrichment program also offers students who are not enrolled in a degree program at Purchase College the opportunity to take undergraduate credit courses on a noncredit basis. And you may also take individual courses in any of our noncredit professional certificate programs without making a commitment to the entire program.

Personal enrichment courses are open to the general public. Students may register for one or more courses as their schedules allow. NOTE: Students who register for noncredit courses do not receive college credit or grades.


List of Courses

Summer 2014:

Register now! | Summer 2014 Noncredit Registration Form

Personal Enrichment Courses:
**Closed** NEW! Commedia Dell’Arte (starts June 9)
**Closed** Acting Workshop (starts June 9)
**Closed** Getting Paid to Talk (one session: July 14)

Courses with Noncredit Options
Selected credit courses available at a lower noncredit tuition rate (for adults and eligible high school students).

For Children and Teens:

Youth Programs in the Arts (grades 1–8)
Precollege Programs in the Arts (grades 9–12)

Fall 2014

Register now! | Fall 2014 Noncredit Registration Form

Personal Enrichment Courses:
Woodworking: A Hands-On Workshop (starts Sept. 20)
Woodturning Workshop (starts Sept. 22)
Voiceover Acting: Language and Techniques (starts Sept. 23)
Game Design (starts Sept. 23)

Courses with Noncredit Options
Selected credit courses available at a lower noncredit tuition rate (for adults and eligible high school students).

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

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Tuition and Fees

The tuition for each personal enrichment course is listed in the course description. In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable noncredit registration fee paid once per semester.

Noncredit Tuition and Fees (General Information)

Tuition and Fees for Courses with Noncredit Options

Tuition Refund Policy & Schedule

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Noncredit Enrollment Policy

Noncredit 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.

  • Adults with a high school diploma or its equivalent and visiting students from other colleges may enroll in noncredit courses, provided the requirements above are met.
  • High school students who are at least 16 years old and who have the ability to do college-level work may enroll in noncredit adult courses with parental permission and at the discretion of the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education Appeals Committee.
  • Purchase College matriculated students may also enroll in noncredit courses (excluding the “noncredit option” in credit courses). To guarantee space in a noncredit course, Purchase matriculated students need to register early and pay the full noncredit tuition.

Youth & Precollege Programs Enrollment Policy

The noncredit youth and precollege programs offered by the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education are specially designed for children and teens. The grade range is listed in each program description. Age-appropriate proficiency in English is required.

Updated July 8, 2014

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