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Rules & regulations

Anyone eighteen (18) years of age or older is eligible for admission to a program or a course at Concordia Continuing Education.

There are no academic requirements for admission, but there are course prerequisites that must be respected when completing a program of study.

Courses offered by Concordia Continuing Education are designated as “non-credit” and may be used to obtain a non-credit diploma or certificate at CCE. Non-credit courses cannot be counted towards any of the degree, diploma or certificate programs offered by the Faculties of the University. The courses offered by CCE are, however, recognized by industry and can be used to obtain a non-credit certificate or diploma from CCE.

Students are advised that all courses require an acceptable level of competency in English, even though testing for such competency is not a formal prerequisite for most programs.

Concordia Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel any course, workshop or program for which it is deemed there is insufficient registration. In this case, all fees paid will be refunded in full.

All students who meet at least one of the following conditions, will receive a 10% discount on their CCE course or workshop tuition fees:

  1. Have completed a CCE, Undergraduate or Graduate course at Concordia University in a prior academic term;
  2. Have completed a language proficiency test (IELTS) at CCE;
  3. Have completed a CCE Professional Development Seminar/Workshop.

This discount is based on the information maintained in the Concordia University student information system.

NOTE: This discount does not apply to a language proficiency test enrollment (IELTS) nor to application fees for admission to a CCE program of study.

The passing grade in all courses is 50%, with the exception of the following:

  • IT Courses: The passing grade is 60%.
  • French courses: The passing grade is 60%.

Fee: $75. Concordia Continuing Education recognizes the right of students to request the re-evaluation of their final grade. Such requests must meet the criteria for re-evaluation and should be made in writing to Concordia Continuing Education, within the 30 days following the end of the course. Students will be informed of the criteria, delays and of the procedures to be followed.

Fee: $35. Students who find themselves in one of the two following situations may be entitled to write a supplemental examination:

  1. Students who were absent from a midterm or final examination and can provide a valid reason* for having missed the examination. (*medical note from physician or other document proof)
  2. Students who have failed a course by ten (10) marks or less. Students who fail a course by more than ten (10) marks are not entitled to write a supplemental examination.

All requests to write a supplemental examination must be made in writing to Concordia Continuing Education. The supplemental examination, once approved by CCE, must be written within one (1) week following the original midterm exam date or within four (4) weeks following the original final examination date. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in a DNW (Did Not Write) notation on the student’s transcript.

Concordia University places the principle of academic integrity, that is, honesty, responsibility and fairness in all aspects of academic life as one of its highest values. This understanding of academic integrity directs our conduct in all academic matters, especially to the submission of work for academic evaluation and to student‑professor and student‑staff relationships. Instructors, students and administrators are expected to be honest and responsible in their academic conduct and fair in their assessment of academic matters. For more information please consult the Academic & Community Conduct.

The Code of Rights and Responsibilities sets the standards of conduct for all members of our community – staff, faculty and students, and applies to incidents that occur on campus, during an on or off campus university-sponsored activity or event, or during an activity or event that has a substantive link to the university. The Code also promotes equity, respect and diversity and seeks to address behaviours such as discrimination, violence, and harassment.

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