How do I register for a course?

Registration for most courses can be done completely online. Simply click on the "Courses and Programs" link along the top bar of the Extended Learning site and then click on the course in which you are interested. This will take you to an information page regarding the course offering, including dates, cost, and registration. Choose to add the course to your cart and then proceed to checkout.

Why does Extending Learning ask for my date of birth when I register for a course?

Date of birth is a requirement from our registration software, which provides a unique identifier for situations where two people with identical names have registered for one of our courses. It also allows us to determine demographical data, such as which age groups are most interested in certain programs. If providing a date of birth is a concern, please contact our front desk at 902-893-6666 or e-mail extended.learning@dal.ca for immediate assistance.

If I don't take a course, will I be eligible for a refund?

Full refunds are issued if a student withdraws from a date prior to the decision deadline. Once the deadline has passed, typically a refund will not be issued unless there are extenuating circumstances.

What happens if there is a storm or bad weather the day of my course?

Poor weather will not affect some courses, such as online offerings. However, for in-class offerings at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, the class will be offered unless the campus closes for the storm. Campus cancellations are posted on the Dalhousie University webpage. If a course is cancelled, students will receive a full refund. If a course is postponed, students who can no longer attend the new date will be issued a full refund.

What is the difference between credit and non-credit courses?

A credit course offers you university credit, meaning that it could be applied to certain university degrees. For instance, MTHA1000 - Calculus is a degree course that can be applied to a Bachelor of Science. Non-credit courses do not offer university credit and often offer a certificate of achievement upon successful completion of the course. For instance, Modern Beekeeper is a course that is not applied as a university credit, but students who complete four modules will receive a certificate.