Talent Release Form

Authorization for use of Image, Voice, and/or Likeness

I hereby irrevocably consent and authorize the California State University, the Trustees of the California State University, the University, and the officers, employees, representatives, volunteers and agents of each of them (hereinafter “CSU”), the absolute right and permission to use my likeness in photographs, videos, audio recordings, drawings, renderings, voices, audio clips, images, accompanying written descriptions or other digital media (collectively, the “Images”), and any reproduction of them in any form, in any media whatsoever.


Financial Assistance for Continuing and Professional Education Programs

Financial Aid is available for this program to qualified applicants. Please refer to the Stanislaus State Financial Aid Office website for detailed information regarding Financial Aid programs that may be available to you.

It is recommended that you start the financial aid process as early as possible.

Before you are admitted to the program, please fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.


Drops & Refunds

This information pertains to students admitted to a degree program through Continuing and Professional Education.  For information on drops and refunds for other programs, please visit the Information and Policies page.

Drop Policy  

To drop a course in the program, a completed drop form must be submitted to the Continuing and Professional Education office. Courses must be dropped by the University census date (the 20th day of the regular academic semester). Drops are not permitted after the census date. 

Withdrawal Policy

To withdraw from a course after the census date, please fill out a withdrawal form and obtain the appropriate signatures and return to the Extended Education office. Withdrawing from a course after census date places a “W” on your transcript. There are no refunds for course withdrawals.

To withdraw from a degree program, a Program Withdrawal form must be filled out and have appropriate signatures.

Refund Policy  

The last day to receive a partial refund is the census date. No refunds are allowed after the census date. To obtain a refund, a completed refund form should be submitted along with a drop form and should be submitted to the Continuing and Professional Education office. Refunds are pro-rated based upon the date the course is dropped. After the last day to get a full refund, there is a $25 administrative drop fee that is charged.

How to Estimate a Pro-Rated Refund:

  • Count the number of days from the first date of the academic semester to the actual drop date
  • Divide by the number of class days in the semester (74) and multiply it by your semester tuition to get your pro-rated fee
  • Subtract the pro-rated fee from your semester tuition. This will be your approximate refund, minus a $25 drop fee

Dropped for Non-Payment

Students will be dropped for non-payment of fees.  Failure to make payment within 30 days from payment due date will result in being dropped from classes and Blackboard.

Final payment is required for re-registration.  Please note that it takes a minimum of two business days to be re-registered in classes.

A $25 re-registration fee will be applied. 

R2T4 Policy 

Students who withdraw or cease to be enrolled prior to the end of a payment period and have received Federal or State aid must have a Return of Title IV Funds calculation performed or a pro-rata adjustment to their aid.  This calculation is performed by the Financial Aid Office. 

Up through the 60% point in each payment period, a prorated schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal.  After the 60% point in the payment period, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds he or she was scheduled to receive.  A student that withdraws from all units before the first day of school is not subject to R2T4 and all financial aid will be canceled. 

Questions may be directed to the Continuing and Professional Education office at (209) 667-3111.

Special Session Fall 2023 Important Dates

Academic Semester Dates: August 21, 2023- December 8, 2023

*Please note that some courses may start or end before or after these semester dates. Please refer to your program website for actual course dates.

Last day to get a full refund: August 20, 2023

Last day to drop: September 18, 2023 (University census date)

Last day to get a partial refund: September 18, 2023 (University census date)



Application for Graduation Instructions

Continuing and Professional Education

  1. Applicants for graduation are required to carefully complete the Graduation Application form and pay the $60 graduation application fee ($45 graduation fee, $15 diploma fee) before submitting.

Faculty Information

Teaching through Continuing and Professional Education

Continuing and Professional Education Special Session programs include the following: 

  • Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Master of Social Work, Hybrid
  • Master of Business Administration, Executive
  • Master of Business Administration, Online
  • Master of Arts in Child Development
  • Nonprofit Management Certificate
  • Summer Session
  • Winter Session