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To enroll in an undergraduate certificate program, complete an online application. Once logged-in to the online application, please be sure to select Adult & Continuing Education, then click Certificate.
 
Below is a complete list of credit-bearing, undergraduate certificate programs offered at Pace. For specific information about these certificate courses and requirements, click on the individual school links below. The part-time tuition rate for these programs is listed on the tuition page.
 
  • Certificate in Basic Accounting
  • Certificate in General Business
  • Certificate in Human Resources Management
  • Certificate in Applications Programming
  • Certificate in Broadband Essentials
  • Certificate in Introduction to Broadband
  • Certificate in Introduction to Telecommunications
  • Certificate in Computer Programming
  • Certificate in Emerging Telecommunications Technology
  • Certificate in Information Systems
  • Certificate in Web Media
  • Certificate in Personal Computer and Web Applications
  • Certificate in Personal Computer Applications for the Workplace Professional
  • Certificate in Telecommunications Essentials
  • Certificate in Information Assurance in the Criminal Justice System
  • Certificate in Wireless Networking Essentials

Dyson College of Arts & Sciences - Certificate Programs

  • Certificate in French for the Professions (NYC only)
  • Certificate in Italian for the Professions (NYC only)
  • Certificate in Spanish for the Professions (NYC only)
  • Certificate in Latin American Studies (NYC & PLV)
  • Certificate in Naturalist and Environmental Educator (PLV campus only)
  • Certificate in Politics (NYC only)
  • Certificate in Computer Art (PLV only)
 

Earn your GED while studying for your associate's or bachelor's degree

Eligibility:

Students who are at least 19 years of age and have not completed their high school education or have not taken the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) exam are eligible to enroll in this program.

GED Program Curriculum:

By completing the 24 credits in this program, with an overall grade point average of "C" (2.0), students are granted their GED and allowed to matriculate into a degree program. Students in the GED Program may take a maximum of 11 credits (3 courses) each semester. (Maximum of 7 credits each summer session).

The following 24 credits must be completed to be eligible for the GED awarded by New York State:

  • 6 credits in English language arts including writing, speaking and reading (literature) - Foundation Core Courses
  • 3 credits in mathematics - Foundation Core Courses
  • 3 credits in natural science - Exploratory Core Course
  • 3 credits in social science - Choose from an Exploratory Core Course in Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology
  • 3 credits in humanities - Choose from Exploratory Core Courses in Art, Drama, History, Music or Philosophy
  • 6 credits in college degree program requirements- Choose from Pace's Core Courses

Upon completion of the above program, the student must fill-out Attachment J(PDF) and send to the NYS Board of Education, along with his/her Pace transcript. The state will then mail the GED to the student, which can then be provided to Pace to complete matriculation.

To Apply:

1. If you are interested in this program, please complete the online application.
2. Before registering for this program you will need to take a placement exam in English, math, and reading. (If the exam results indicate that remedial courses are necessary, students must successfully complete the remedial courses before enrolling in the core courses.)
3. Please note, there is no financial aid for students enrolled in the GED program.
4. If you have additional questions, or would like to follow-up on the status of your application, please call the Undergraduate Admission Office at (212) 346-1323 (New York City campus) or (914) 773-3746 (Westchester campus).

Tuition:

The part-time tuition rate applies to the GED Program. You can view the part-time rate on our Tuition web page.

Here are some options for what you can do after you register:

You can view and print your class schedule online using the MyPace Portal.

Step 1 - Locate your user name and activate your account

  • User Name: Your user name is generated automatically. To find your user name, search for it on the White Pages. The user name is your Pace email address without the "@pace.edu".
  • Password: To create a password, activate your Pace account. Follow the on-screen instruction. For this step, you will need to know that your initial password for new accounts will be your first and last name initials (lower-case), followed by a hyphen, and then your date of birth in this format: MM-DD-YYYY (add hyphens between month, day, and year). Example: Your name is John Doe, and you were born on January 3, 1998, your initial password would be jd-01-03-1998. When you log-in for the first time, you will be prompted to reset your password.

Step 2 - After you locate your user name and activate your account with your new password, log in to MyPace Portal.

Step 3 - Once you've entered the portal, click on the Students Tab

Step 4 - Click on the Registration, Grades and Tuition Schedule. From this page you can do several things:

  • You can view and print your schedule by clicking on Student Detail Schedule
  • You can view your tuition charges for the current registration period by clicking on Registration Fee Assessment
  • You can view total term charges, payments and financial aid applied by clicking on Account Summary By Term
  • You can pay your bill online using Visa, MasterCard, American express or Discover by clicking on Online Credit Card Payment

Viewing and Paying Your Bill Online

You can view and pay your bill online through your MyPace Portal account. To do this, follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1- Locate your user name and activate your account

  • User Name: Your user name is generated automatically. To find your user name, search for it on the White Pages. The user name is your Pace email address without the "@pace.edu".
  • Password: To create a password, activate your Pace account.  Follow the on-screen instruction. For this step, you will need to know that your initial password for new accounts will be your first and last name initials (lower-case), followed by a hyphen, and then your date of birth in this format: MM-DD-YYYY (add hyphens between month, day, and year). Example: Your name is John Doe, and you were born on January 3, 1998, your initial password would be jd-01-03-1998. When you log-in for the first time, you will be prompted to reset your password.

Step 2 - After you locate your user name and activate your account with your new password, log in to MyPace Portal.

Step 3 - Once you have entered the portal, click on the Students Tab.

Step 4 - Click on the Registration, Grades and Tuition Schedule. From this page you can do several things:

 

  • You can view your tuition charges for the current registration period by clicking on Registration Fee Assessment
  • You can view total term charges, payments and financial aid applied by clicking on Account Summary By Term
  • From either of the above two pages, you can pay your bill online by scrolling to the bottom of the page and selecting Pay Your Tuition and Fees Online.

 

Change of Schedule (Drop and Add)

You may choose to change your schedule (add or drop classes) via web or in person at our Registrar Office. All changes of schedule must be made either online or in writing.

To Cancel Registration

If you decide NOT to attend course(s) that you have registered for, you must officially drop the course(s) prior to the first class meeting or you will be billed. You may drop courses via web (using MyPace Portal), or in person by submitting the Registration Action Form (PDF) (a.k.a. Drop/Add Form) to the Registrar Office or you may Email visitingstudent@pace.edu with your request and we will process the drop on your behalf.

Before tuition payment is due, changes to a schedule may be made at any time. After payment is due, changes to a schedule may be made only when a payment has been processed. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 877-672-1830. Please note: application fees are non-refundable.

Tuition refunds will vary based on the time of withdrawal. 

For most Fall and Spring Semester Courses (14-15 week courses):

Prior to and during 1st & 2nd week of the term: 100% refund
During 3rd week of term: 70% refund
During 4th week of term: 25% refund
During 5th week of term: 20% refund
After 5th week of term: 0% refund

For most Summer Semester Courses (six-week courses):

Prior to and during 1st week of the six-week term: 100% refund
During 2nd week of term: 25% refund
After 2nd week of term: 0% refund

See more information on Pace's Tuition Cancellation Policies.

Change of Schedule (Drop and Add)

You may choose to change your schedule (add or drop classes) via web or in person at our Office of Student Assistance (OSA). All changes of schedule must be made either online or in writing.

To Cancel Registration

If you decide NOT to attend course(s) that you have registered for, you must officially drop the course(s) prior to the first class meeting or you will be billed. You may drop courses via web (using MyPace Portal), or in person by submitting the Registration Action Form (a.k.a. Drop/Add Form) to the Office of Student Assistance (OSA), or you may e-mail aceplv@pace.edu with your request and we will process the drop on your behalf.
 
Before tuition payment is due, changes to a schedule may be made at any time. After payment is due, changes to a schedule may be made only when a payment has been processed. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Assistance (OSA) at 877-OSA-1830. Please note: application fees are non-refundable.
 
Tuition refunds will vary based on the time of withdrawl. 
 
For most Fall and Spring Semester Courses (14-15 week courses):
 
Prior to and during 1st & 2nd week of the term.........100% refund
During 3rd week of term.....................................................70% refund
During 4th week of term.....................................................25% refund
During 5th week of term.....................................................20% refund
After 5th week of term...........................................................0% refund
 
For most Summer Semester Courses (six-week courses):
 
Prior to and during 1st week of the six-week term........100% refund
During 2nd week of term..........................................................25% refund
After 2nd week of term...............................................................0% refund
 
View Pace's Tuition Cancellation Policies for more information

If I've registered and cannot attend, do I have to drop the class?
Yes, you must submit a request in writing by sending an email to visitingstudent@pace.edu.


Is financial aid available?
Financial aid for visiting students is NOT available through Pace. If you have been awarded financial aid at your home institution, there is a possibility that this aid can be transferred to Pace. You should contact the financial aid office at your home institution for more information. View more information regarding financial aid.


What happens if the course I have selected is closed?
Be sure to include at least two choices for each course you wish to take, in the event that your first choice is closed at the time of registration. If both courses are closed at the time of registration, we will contact you. If a replacement course is not selected, you will not be charged tuition; however the application fee is nonrefundable.


Where can I find forms online?
Forms for Registration Action (Add/Drop), Transcript Requests, Resumption of Studies and more, can be found on the forms page.


Where do I send my transcripts?
Transcripts and other documents should be sent to:

     Pace University
     Application Processing Center
     861 Bedford Road
     Pleasantville, NY 10570


How do I access my bill?
Please not: Students are responsible for billing charges whether or not a University bill is received. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to access their bill online via the MyPace Portal.  View instructions on how to view your bill, or make a payment.


How do I access the MyPace Portal? What is my username and password?
Visit MyPace Portal. If this is your first time logging into MyPace Portal, you will need to activate your Pace account. Click on "New User" and follow the steps to activate your account. Make a note of your ID and password and keep it in a secure place for future reference. If you are unable to log into MyPace Portal or for general inquiries, send an email to pacehelpdesk@pace.edu or contact ITS at (914) 773-3333.


How do I view my class schedule?
You can print and view your class schedule by logging on to the MyPace Portal. View more information for help viewing your schedule.


Do I really need an ID card? Where do I get my University ID card?
All registered students must obtain an ID card. The Pace OneCard is provided to all registered students at no charge and serves as the official identification of the University. This card acts not only as your identification but all refunds will automatically be posted to your OneCard account unless you select otherwise through the MyPace Portal. 

You will need your student ID number. Your student ID was emailed to you. It is a nine-digit number beginning with a U. ID Card Services offices are listed below:

New York City Campus
Enter One Pace Plaza through the Spruce Street entrance.
Ask security for assistance.
Phone: (212) 346-1812

Westchester Campus
Kessel Student Center - Upper Level
Phone: (914) 773-3830


I am a Westchester student. Do I need to get a parking permit?
All students on the Westchester campus need a parking permit. You will need your car registration and your student ID number. Your student ID number was emailed to you. It is a nine-digit number beginning with a U.

Parking permits may be obtained by contacting the Parking Office:

Goldstein Center
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: (914) 773-3400


How do I get my course books?
Pace University has partnered with Barnes and Noble College Bookstores Inc. to provide our students with a diversified collection of books and supplies. For our New York City students, please visit our Pace Bookstore website. Westchester Campus students can visit the bookstore at the Kessel Student Center. You can get your books before class starts, but please be aware that professors may make changes to their book list over the summer. 

You can contact the Pace Bookstore at (212) 346-1605 in New York City, or (914) 773-3761 in Westchester.


How do I find my classroom?
Room locations are generally posted one to two weeks prior to the class start date. If the room locations are available, they will be posted on your class schedule. You can also check the schedule on the Pace website to see if a room has been assigned to your course sections.

  • Go to Class Schedule
  • Search by Course Number
  • Find the Course Reference Number (CRN) that matches the one on your schedule

In addition, there will be a full class listing available to all students on the first day of classes, and there will many staff and faculty available to help you find your way.


I am taking an online course, what do I do?

You will need to log in to the MyPace Portal and create a username and password before you can access our Blackboard Learning System. Once you are logged into the Portal, go to Pace Classes and access your Classes account. Visit our Classes webpage for student tutorials.


I need an official copy of my Pace University transcript sent to another school. How do I do that?
Please visit the Office of the Registrar’s webpage for transcript ordering instructions.


If I don't have my own computer, are there computer resources on campus?
Yes, there are computer facilities throughout the campuses. On the New York City campus, there is a computer lab on the second floor of One Pace Plaza, Room W202. There are also computers in Birnbaum Library. On the Westchester campus, there is a computer lab on the second floor of Wilcox Hall. There are also computers in the Mortola Library.

Experiential Learning Assessment for Adults at Pace University

What is ELA Credit?

  • Experiential Learning Credit is credit awarded for college-level learning that has been attained outside of a credit-bearing institution; learning which will then be backed up by documentation.

Who is eligible for ELA?

  • Adult students (age 24+) who have been in the workplace for a period of time (3-5 years) and have, for example, “been responsible for training programs or written company manuals..” ; done volunteer work; been active in political campaigns or even performed in public.
  • Adult students who have also been accepted in a degree program at Pace University. The Adult Degrees allow up to 36 credits assessed through the portfolio, while the traditional degrees may allow up to 15 credits.

What is the first step?

  • The student will meet with an advisor in the Adult and Continuing Education Office of Adult Academic Programs and Services to determine eligibility for ELA.
  • The candidate is referred to the ELA instructor for a preliminary interview.
  • In some cases, the student is referred for Portfolio Assessment by the Department Chair.

How is the Portfolio prepared?

  • Once the student is matriculated into a degree program and appears to fit the experiential qualifications, they are encouraged to register for the “Prior Learning Assessment” class (INT 196B) which is offered each semester on one of the Pace campuses. This is a two credit course which will guide the student through the process of writing a portfolio to submit to the appropriate academic department. The student may choose to opt out of this course and prepare the portfolio on their own; however payment for the evaluation will still be required. Cost will be equivalent to 1 credit for up to 5yrs of knowledge, or 2 credits for additional areas of knowledge.

What are the contents of the Portfolio?

  • The Portfolio consists of a resume, an autobiography and narratives which prove certain learning as it applies to specific Pace coursework.
  • Certain licenses, certifications, training and corporate development, or military records may be applicable toward ELA. Please bring such materials to your ELA Coordinator.
  • Typically, the Portfolio must be submitted before the completion of 96 credits toward a degree. This is a safeguard against the duplication of any credits.
  • It is recommended that the student submit his/her portfolio two full semesters before graduation.

How is credit awarded?

  • The Portfolio is submitted to departmental faculty evaluators who award credit based upon demonstrated college-level learning in the specific area of coursework.
  • Portfolio credits are awarded as transfer credits.
  • There is no guarantee of earning portfolio credits. The number of portfolio credits earned epends on the individual student’s experience and the extent to which that experience is deemed to be equivalent to comparable learning achieved in Pace University coursework.

What is the Cost?

  • Payment for the course (INT 196B) covers the full cost for submission and assessment of the Portfolio. If a student chooses not to enroll in this course, he/she will still be responsible for the cost of the evaluation, which will be equivalent to the cost of 1 or 2 credits, relative to the number of areas of knowledge being evaluated.
  • The student earns two Free Elective credits on a Pass/Fail basis.

Are There Any Other Options?

  • Eligible students, who are interested in Experiential Learning Assessment credit or ELA at Pace University, also have the option of developing a portfolio independently of the course.
  • The student would meet with the ELA instructor to receive advisement regarding the process.
  • Before the portfolio is submitted for evaluation, the student is required to pay the fee associated with the portfolio assessment.
  • One to five areas (areas such as Computer Science, English, and Art etc.) of assessment will cost one full credit of tuition and six or more areas will be charged two full credits of tuition.

What are the Benefits of Experiential Learning Assessment?
Benefits to the student:

  • provides an opportunity to acquire college credits based on learning from work/life experience
  • reduces the amount of time required to earn a degree
  • reduces the overall cost of education

What are the Benefits of the Portfolio Development Course – INT 196B?
Benefits of guided portfolio development:

  • provides assistance with navigating the assessment process for adult/returning students
  • provides an opportunity to explore work/life experiences and accomplishments in depth
  • promotes development of academic skills, self-confidence and enhances motivation to work toward career goals
  • provides the opportunity to be mentored and evaluated by Pace University faculty
  • provides the ability to understand the learning outcomes and to evaluate Pace University course offerings in preparation for creating a portfolio
  • provides a flexible and interactive environment to explore personal and experiential learning as a part of a cohort group
  • promotes critical and analytical thinking
  • promotes the ability to conduct effective research and provide accurate documentation
  • promotes the ability to write with clarity and purpose
  • promotes the ability to achieve a broader understanding of personal definition of learning

Who can I contact with questions?

Nickie Foster
Email: nfoster@pace.edu

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