Frequently Asked Questions
Who may take a Continuing Education course?
Continuing Education courses are open to all members of our community (high school age and up) and have been developed to foster personal and professional growth. Classes are conveniently conducted in the evenings and on the weekends.
Should I take a course for credit or non-credit?
Students who enroll in a non-credit CE course may request a Pass or Fail grade upon course completion. Students receive continuing education units (CEUs) upon successful completion of a class. CEUS are nationally recognized units earned by participation in qualified CE Programs which document non-credit work completed. One CEU is awarded for every 10 hours of class participation. CEUs are not equivalent to college credits and no letter grade or official transcript is provided for non-credit coursework.
Students who are interested in receiving college credit, including a letter grade (A-F), an official transcript and a record held in perpetuity in the Registrar's office should enroll in classes for credit. Students who register for credit are responsible for all applicable fees.
- course content is the same for both credit and non-credit classes.
- students enrolled in a DCAD Certificate Program may take a class for credit or non-credit.
- any student (whether in a Certificate Program or not) is welcome to take any class provided pre-requisites are met.
Where may I park?
The Delaware College of Art and Design is located on the Market Street Mall in the heart of Wilmington’s Downtown Historic District, a few blocks from Rodney Square, the Grand Opera House, the Christina Cultural Center, and Delaware History Museum, as well as many other downtown destinations. DCAD is easily accessible by multiple DART buses. Free parking is available to DCAD Continuing Education students after 5:00 pm in the parking lot on Sixth & Shipley Streets; street parking is also readily available at no charge after 6:00 pm.
How much is tuition?
Tuition for each course is indicated as a part of the course description. A one-time per semester, non-refundable registration fee is required. Some courses may require an additional lab fee, which is indicated with the course description. Tuition and fees must be paid in full before the start of class. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
IRS Education Credit
If eligible, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows students to apply for educational credits. The Lifetime Learning Credit is a tax credit which may be available to help offset the cost of higher education by reducing the amount of your income tax. For more information regarding education credit, eligibility, and instructions, please see IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education.