Hofstra University Continuing Education

Non-Credit Certificate Information

Admission Requirements for Non-Credit Certificates
To become a non-credit certificate student, submit a completed non-credit certificate application with the application fee. Upon acceptance to a certificate program, students will be contacted by an advisor regarding registering for classes. Some programs may have additional application requirements, see the application for details.

Official Transcripts
If you are applying to a certificate program that requires official transcripts, you must provide these from all post-secondary schools previously attended. Official Transcripts are signed, sealed documents which must come directly from your educational institution to us. Most institutions charge a nominal fee for processing transcript requests.

International Students and Visas
Attendance in the Hofstra CE non-credit certificate programs does not qualify students for student visas under U.S. government regulations. Those looking to study in a student visa-authorized program should contact the Hofstra University Undergraduate Admissions Office (1-800-HOFSTRA) or Graduate Admissions Office (1-866-472-3463) about degree programs.

About Non-Credit Certificate Tuition & Fees
Plese call (516) 463-7200 and ask to speak with the Program Director of the specific Certificate Program that you are applying for. Tuition and course materials fees can be found listed with each course in the Hofstra CE Course Guide and online at: http://ce.hofstra.edu/courses. Additional fees may also apply.

General Requirements for Non-Credit Certificates
Certificate students are expected to satisfy the requirements for their program as published in the semester that they registered for their first certificate course. Program administrators may authorize substitutions of specified courses in certain situations (maximum of one course substitution for a four-course certificate program; two course substitutions for certificate programs that require more than four courses).

  • Regular class attendance is required in order for a course to be applied to a certificate program.
  • All courses to be applied to a given certificate program must be completed with a passing grade. Certificate students must achieve at least a C average overall.
  • Certificate programs must be completed within a period of three academic years, or according to specific program requirements.
  • Only courses taken at Hofstra CE may be applied to a non-credit certificate program. No transfer work or waiver of the total number of courses required is permitted.
  • A course can only be applied toward one certificate program.
  • In rare situations, more than one certificate may be issued to an individual in a given semester.
  • A course can only be applied toward one certificate program.
  • In rare situations, more than one certificate may be issued to an individual in a given semester.
  • A Certificate is awarded upon the completion of a predetermined program of courses which have been satisfactorily passed. It must be requested in writing to the Hofstra CE Registration Office during the last week of the semester.
  • Exceptions to the above are granted only under extraordinary circumstances and must be obtained in advance and in writing, from the department through which your program is offered.
  • Students meeting the admission and/or pre-requisite requirements are welcome to register for most certificate courses without participating in a certificate program.

Hofstra University reserves the right to modify courses of study, course content, and the availability of courses for all certificate programs.


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