Terms and Conditions
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Enrollment in Beyond Degrees does not award any academic credit or continuing education credit. It is a participant’s responsibility to contact a relevant professional association to obtain continuing education credit if desired. See the Beyond Degrees website and course syllabus for more information.
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Online registration is available at least two weeks prior to the start of your course, unless otherwise specified. Changes to courses as well as to other related programs or special events may have an earlier registration deadline and will include such notice on the event postings on our website. If you register for a course and receive an error message or are unsure if something is wrong, send an email to [email protected] as soon as possible.
Unless otherwise specified, we accept payment for online registration only via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). Registration must be paid in full at the time of registration.
The University, at its discretion, may permit registration fees to be paid by check and will not accordingly on such courses. In these cases, checks must be received before the start of the course.
The University reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine courses; to alter or discontinue curricula; and to change instructors.
Enrolled participants will be notified prior to the start date of a course in the event a course is canceled or postponed. A participant’s email address should be kept up to date to ensure delivery of course information.
Participants should enroll in a course by the enrollment deadline. Courses may be closed to registration after the enrollment deadline.
Wait lists are created as courses fill. The University may extend enrollment availability to participants in the order they appear on the wait list.
To be eligible for a refund, a written email request for a refund must be received on or before the refund deadline for the course. Please refer to your enrollment confirmation for the course specific refund deadline. Not receiving your enrollment confirmation before the course begins is not justification for seeking a refund. After the refund deadline, paid participants may be eligible to receive credit for future coursework.
In the event a course is cancelled or rescheduled, a full refund of the course fee will be processed. Please allow a minimum of three weeks for processing.
Since Beyond Degrees is self-supporting, classes with fewer than the minimum number of enrollees may be discontinued at or before the first scheduled meeting. If your class is discontinued, you may request a transfer to another class or a refund of your enrollment fee. The University reserves the right to reschedule or combine courses and to change instructors.
Online/Zoom Live Class Session Information
Live Class Meetings are conducted using Zoom online meeting software or other analogous interactive livestreaming platform. A computer (Mac or PC) or portable device with an internet connection and computer speakers or a headset, or a telephone, are required.
A wired connection is recommended for optimal meeting performance.
Quick Start Steps:
- Log in to your online course page to access instructions for joining your Zoom meeting and accessing the recording. On the date and time of the Live Meeting you wish to attend, lock the meeting link or visit the Beyond Degrees website and click the “Join” button, then enter the Meeting ID number and password.
- Enter your name and email address, then click the “Join Meeting” button.
- The media client will automatically download to your computer, and you will be placed into the meeting.
- A pop-up window will prompt you to choose how you want to set up your audio. Audio options include using your computer headset if you already have a headset or speakers connected to your computer (click “Join with Computer Audio”). To use your phone, select “Phone Call,” then dial the toll- or toll-free number (enter Meeting ID and Participant ID when prompted), or select “Call Me” and enter your phone number to receive a call.
- You can send your questions via the Chat window. To do this, type your question in the text box and click “Send” or press “Enter.”
If you are a first-time interactive streaming media platform user, please join the session 15 minutes prior to start time to allow adequate time to set up your user interface. For technical issues, please refer to media platform support resources.
You can access the recording link 48 hours after the session has ended. If your meeting is offered for continuing education or other credit, credit can only be provided to those who attend the live session and not to those who only access the recorded link.
Note: All participants should be aware that any class, and discussions held therein, may be subject to recording. Such recordings may be reused by Concordia University Irvine and others to support the educational experience of other enrolled participants. Participant access to and use of a recording of an online course session is limited to personal use for educational purposes only.
Federal and State laws and regulations covering confidentiality of student records may be accessed on Concordia's FERPA page.
Concordia’s Accessibility policy and services may be found here.