The University of Hartford is accredited by the Board of Higher Education of the state of Connecticut and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Individual schools and programs carry additional accreditations. For more information on accreditation, see the undergraduate bulletin.
Students who have not been accepted into a degree or certificate program at the University of Hartford are considered non-matriculated students. Non-matriculated students are welcome to take up to 15 credits (five standard courses) at the University. These students must obtain an advisor's signature through the Center for Adult Academic Services in order to register. Students must have satisfied the prerequisites of any course they wish to take and may be required to obtain special permission for certain courses from department chairs or course instructors.
Students pursuing degrees at other colleges may take courses at the University of Hartford. The students must work with their home college to determine if and how the University of Hartford course credit will transfer.
Students who wish to take courses for intellectual pleasure or to pursue a particular interest area are welcome to take up to 15 credits at the University of Hartford.
Students wishing to take a course for interest, not credit, may register for courses as auditors. In general, the charge to audit a course is half of the per-credit charge for the course, plus fees, provided that audit status is declared at the time of registration. For audited courses, no grade is given and no credits are assigned.
Adults 65 and older are permitted to audit one course per semester tuition free provided they declare audit status at the time of registration. An additional form must be completed for the tuition waiver; this form can be obtained in the Center for Adult Academic Services. Adult guest auditors must pay any applicable fees and are responsible for purchasing books and materials.
The Undergraduate Bulletin, published annually in the fall, contains detailed information on all University policies and programs, as well as course descriptions. See Bulletin.
The Center for Adult Academic Services provides general support and services for all part-time undergraduate students. Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information.