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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are noncredit classes?
  2. Who can take a noncredit class?
  3. How do I register for noncredit classes?
  4. Where do I get the forms to register for class?
  5. What if I donít have my social security number or forgot my social security number?
  6. How much does it cost to take the class?
  7. What happens if I can't make it to the first day of class?
  8. Do I need to pay for parking?
  9. How do I know what classes are being offered?
  10. Can high school students take noncredit classes?
  11. Will I get a letter grade?
  12. Can I get any credit towards a credit class for completing a noncredit class?
  13. Can I repeat the same noncredit class?
  14. Who can I contact for more information?

Q. What are noncredit classes?

A. Noncredit classes are free courses for adult learners offered by the Office of Continuing Education.  Students only have to provide for the cost of materials and parking fees where applicable. 

Noncredit classes include courses i the following areas:  basic skills, disabled adults, ESL, health and safety, family and consumer studies, older adults, and short-term vocational training.

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Q. Who can take a noncredit class?

A. Noncredit classes are open to anyone in the community who is 18 years or older.   Certain noncredit classes have a limitation on enrollment.   Persons interested in those classes must meet the criteria to enroll.

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Q. How do I register for noncredit classes?

A. Registration takes place on your fist day of class.  You will fill out a Noncredit Application for Admissions form once if this is the first time you are taking a class (both credit or noncredit) through Merced College.   In addition, you will fill out a yellow Noncredit Class Registration card  for each noncredit class that you wish to take.

Classes that have limited seating require pre-registration.  Call (209) 381-6540 for classes held in Merced and (209) 826-3495 for Los BaŮos.

Q. Where do I get the forms to register for class?

A.  Instructors will have the forms for you in class.  Make certain that you register during your first class meeting.

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Q. What if I donít have my social security number or forgot my social security number?

A. Merced College does not require that you provide a social security number.   However, you must fill out the rest of the form completely and provide a birth date.   Failure to fill out the rest of the form completely will result in delays in processing your application for admission.

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Q. How much does it cost to take the class?

A. Noncredit classes do not charge registration fees.   However, like other college classes, you may be responsible for the cost of materials to complete the class and pay for daily or semester parking permits.

Some classes will list fees for books and instructional supplies.

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Q. What happens if I canít make it to the first day of class?

A. Noncredit classes are open enrollment.  If you miss the first class meeting , be sure and attend the next class.  However,  we strongly suggest that students attend the first class meeting as classes may be cancelled during the first week of classes due to low enrollment.

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Q. Do I need to pay for parking?

A. Parking permits are required for classes held at the Tri-College Center, Merced College and the Los Banos campuses.   Daily permits can be purchased from parking permit dispensers located throughout campus for $1.00 r a semester permit can be purchased for $20 for autos and $10 for motorcycles at the Student Fees Office located on the 3rd floor of the Lesher Building.   Parking permits may be purchased in Building A at the Los Banos Center.

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Q. How do I know what classes are being offered?

A. Check the current noncredit class schedule at this website.  Most noncredit classes run for the 18 week semester.  If you miss the first class meeting, be sure and attend the next one.  Class schedules are available online at the Merced College Continuing Education website at http://www.mccd.edu/programs/cont_ed.

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Q. Can high school students take noncredit classes?

A. High school students age 16 and older must be granted written permission from the  Merced College Dean of noncredit instruction or their designee prior to attending classes.  A completed and signed K-12 form must be submitted to the Dean of noncredit instruction  before a high school student may enroll in any noncredit course.  Students must meet all limitations on enrollment and can only attend classes that do not conflict with their K-12 schedules.

 

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Q. Will I get a letter grade?

A. No, noncredit classes do not offer letter grades.  Some noncredit courses do offer certificates of completion or certificates of competency in specific programs.  Noncredit classes do not offer units nor can they be substituted for credit courses that are required to complete a program, degree, or transfer criteria.

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Q. Can I get any credit towards a credit class for completing a noncredit class?

A. No. Noncredit classes do not offer units or substitute for credit classes offered by Merced College.

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Q. Can I repeat the same noncredit class?

A. Yes.  There  are currently no limitations on repeating noncredit courses.

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Q. Who can I contact for more information?

A. Call the Office of Continuing Education at (209) 381-6540 or email us at noncredit@mccd.edu.

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