Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Is there a minimum enrollment? What happens if it isn't met?

Who is eligible to enroll?

What happens if the class I want to take is full?

Does Collin College offer a payment plan for CE courses?

Is financial aid available?

Where do I get a textbook?

How do I get proof of having attended a CE course?

Are continuing education programs accredited?

Are continuing education classes eligible for education credits on my income taxes?

Q: How do I apply?

A: For most of our courses, there is open enrollment. That means you simply choose which course you want, register and pay for the class. You can register online, over the phone at 972-985-3711 or at any Collin College campus.

Q: Is there a minimum enrollment? What happens if it isn't met?

A: A minimum enrollment is required to cover the costs of providing a course.  If the minimum is not met, the class may have to be cancelled.  The decision to cancel a class is typically made two business days before the start date.  If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment, the students who are registered for the course will be notified by email and/or telephone.  Those students will have an option to receive a full refund or to transfer to another course.  Accurate telephone numbers and email addresses are needed to ensure that the college can reach students in case of a course cancellation.

Q: Who is eligible to enroll?

A: All CE courses are open to individuals who are 16 years of age or older unless otherwise noted.  Only paid registrants will be permitted in classrooms.  Unsupervised children are not permitted on continuing education training sites at any time.

Q: What happens if the class I want to take is full?

A: If a class is full when a student goes to register, that student may be placed on a waiting list.  Students will be notified if space becomes available or if an additional class section is scheduled.

Q: Does Collin College offer a payment plan for CE courses?

A: No.  Payment for each class is due in full when you register.  Information on how to make a payment can be found on the Payment Information page.

Q: Is financial aid available?

A: Yes.  Financial aid is available to qualifying CE students through the Texas Public Education Grant Program.  Instructions on applying for financial aid are available on the Financial Aid page.  It is recommended that students apply for aid as soon as possible to allow for adequate application processing time.

Q: Where do I get a textbook?

A: Textbook information is located on each course page.  Students can purchase books and supplies online at http://www.collin.bncollege.com/ or through the bookstore of the campus where the course will be held.

Q: How do I get proof of having attended a CE course?

A: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded for successful course completion.  One CEU is awarded for each ten (10) contact hours of instruction included in a specific CE program or activity.  Successful completion is attendance-based unless otherwise noted.  90% attendance is required for successful completion.  To request a transcript, call 972-985-3721.

Q: Are CE programs accredited?

A: Collin College is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  More information about college accreditation can be found at http://www.collin.edu/aboutus/.

Q: Are continuing education classes eligible for education credits on my income taxes?

A: CE students may be eligible for educational credits on their income taxes.  The IRS Form 1098-T is not provided to CE students.  CE students should retain receipts for payments made within the calendar year for their income tax preparation.

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