2020-2021 Bulletin 
    May 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Extended Academic Opportunities

In addition to its degree programs, Claremont Graduate University offers a number of additional opportunities to earn graduate or continuing education credit.  Specific application procedures and fees apply.

Summer Visitors

Non-CGU students are invited to experience and gain graduate credit through enrollment in CGU summer semester courses.  Summer courses are taught by regular faculty, members of the Claremont Colleges, and distinguished visiting and adjunct faculty.  Courses, which are designed for currently enrolled students, include both required and elective courses that are fully integrated with the academic year curriculum.  The summer schedule is generally available on the registrar’s website by the end of March.

Students from other colleges and universities as well as to those individuals interested in a professional, graduate level, educational experience register as summer visitors.  Procedures and the Summer Visitors Registration Form are available on the registrar’s Summer Visitors webpage.  

Approval from the academic department offering the course is required for all summer visitor registrations.  Tuition, CGU Student and Technology fees, and Add/Drop refund schedules announced in the Academic Calendar apply for all Summer registrations.

Enrollment as a summer visitor is not a guarantee of admission to Claremont Graduate University.  Individuals interested in pursuing a degree program at CGU must meet CGU admission requirements and apply through the normal Admissions process.  For information on admission, refer to the Admissions  section of the Bulletin.

Alumni Registrations

Claremont Graduate University allows alumni to enroll in individual courses on a limited basis.  Alumni are defined as individuals who have earned a master’s or doctoral degree from CGU and are not currently in a degree-seeking program at CGU.

Instructor and department approval are required.  Coursework is recorded on the alum’s CGU transcript.  An adjusted tuition and CGU Student and Technology Fees apply, along with established Add/Drop refund schedules.

Interested alumni should refer to the registrar’s Alumni Registration webpage for procedures and the registration form.

Continuing Education (CE) Programs

Claremont Graduate University offers programs for which continuing education (CE) or professional credit (PCU) units may be earned.  Credit earned for the completion of these courses has served as a basis for salary increments and other recognition for program participants by their employers.

CE units do not represent academic credit and are not eligible for use as transfer credit to degree-earning academic programs.  Tuition for courses that earn CE units is established on a program-by-program basis.  Generally these fees are substantially less than tuition charged for regular degree programs.  CGU Student and Technology Fees apply. Add/Drop refund schedules as outlined in the Academic Calendar may apply.  Specific refund schedules may also be defined for each program. Participants should verify the relevant add/drop and refund schedule before enrolling.  Generally, CE unit-earning courses are offered on an S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) grading basis and all CGU grading policies apply.