Continuing Education Noncredit Free Classes
have in-class registration with the
exceptions of classes where space is limited. The instructor will have
you complete registration forms at your first class meeting.
Classes that are limited by seating require that you
pre-register. Please call 381-6540 to pre-register where required.
Who May Attend?
To enroll in most noncredit free classes, you must be at least 18 years
old. California residents may enroll and participate in Merced
College noncredit classes.
Minimum Class Sizes
Noncredit Tuition Free Classes may be cancelled if sufficient enrollment
and attendance are not maintained. Continuing Education reserves the
rights to cancel classes at any time.
When are Classes Offered?
Classes are offered year round. Fall Semester classes begin in August.
Spring classes start in January and Summer classes start in June.
Official class start and end dates vary throughout the semesters. Please
check the Horizons or the class listings for detailed class
Classes are open “enrollment” meaning that you can start a noncredit
class any time during the semester that the class is offered.
However, the continuation of classes do depend on class
size and attendance. If there is not enough interest in a class, the
class may be canceled.
Grading & Credits
Noncredit grades do not offer a letter grade. In specific courses that
offer certificates upon completion, you will have to pass competencies.
Noncredit classes do not offer unit credits toward a
degree program or transfer units to a four year educational institution.
Noncredit classes do not substitute for any Merced College credit
Where do classes meet?
Classes are offered throughout four counties in the Central Valley. You
can find the location of your class by looking at the class list. City
and addressees are located next to each class.
Continuing Education observes the following holidays: