We accept registration by fax, mail, in person and online; we also accept registration by phone. To register, you must submit the completed registration form with payment in full for materials fee and tuition (if enrolled in a credit course section).
Payment may be made in the form of a check or money order made payable to The University of the Arts or by credit card – American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted. Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.
The University reserves the right to deny registration to any student based upon the student’s prior behavior or actions in a previous class, program or workshop at the University.
Additionally, any current student may be dismissed from his/her class and the program if found to be disruptive or behaving inappropriately in class or on the University campus. Students dismissed from any UArts Continuing Studies program will be denied admission to future terms and programs.
Students in the Division of Continuing Studies at The University of the Arts are expected to adhere to a Student Code of Conduct.
Register by fax (215.717.6538), mail, phone (215.717.6006), in person or online (tps.uarts.edu).
The University of the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. If a cancellation should occur, students will be notified prior to the start of classes and will have the option of taking another course or receiving a full refund.
Non-credit Course Sections
Non-credit courses sections are tuition free for participants who register and attend the course in its entirety. Participants are required to arrive on time for each class sesson and attend every session throughout the week. Participants are also required to complete all assignments of the course. If a participant cannot make the full commitment, the University recommends that you do not register.
Participants will be required to pay a non-refundable $50 materials fee at the time of registration.
Credit Course Sections
Tuition for credit sections of TPS-UArts courses is listed next to each course on this website. Both non-credit and for-credit courses include a nonrefundable $50 materials fee.
Students who withdraw from a credit section of a TPS-UArts course will be assessed a $50 administrative fee. See below for full policy.
All refunds are calculated as follows:
All withdrawals must be submitted in writing sent via email to . The date the request is received in writing is the date used to calculate the refund amount. Please allow up to 10 business days for review.
Note: It is not our policy to transfer registration from one course to another. Requests of this nature will be processed as a withdrawal, subject to the refund policy above. Materials fees paid for non-credit course sections are non-refundable.
Note: The Professional Institute for Educators strongly encourages students to seek pre-approval from their school district before registering for courses. Refunds will not be granted to students who request withdrawal because their school district denies approval for tuition reimbursement.
Supplies are the responsibility of the student. Supply lists will be available online one week prior to the start of classes.
All students are expected to attend classes regularly and promptly, and for the duration of the scheduled instructional time. Individual instructors will decide the optimum time for taking attendance and may penalize for habitual lateness or absence. Repeated absences may result in a grade of “F” for a course.
Students who withdraw from a course must do so in writing. Non-attendance does not constitute an official withdrawal.
The University of the Arts is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Professional Institute for Educators at the University of the Arts offers non-matriculated graduate-level courses. These credits can be used towards Masters Equivalency programs, state and district professional development requirements, and may be considered for transfer into some degree programs, depending upon specific curriculum requirements. Courses in this program are indicated with an “ED” prefix. Courses for credit have a “C” suffix when transcripted.
Educators taking courses for credit are required to complete assignments for evaluation outside of direct contact hours. These assignments may include lesson plans, readings, papers, projects, presentations or other work relating the course content to classroom application. Most final course projects will be due two weeks after the final class meeting. An official grade report will be mailed automatically 10 to 15 business days after course completion.
Academic Integrity is a commitment to the core values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility and their role in ensuring the health and vigor of the academic and creative community. The university community is continually mindful of the need to preserve academic integrity standards, inclusive of any technological advances in delivery methods of information access and use. Please note that students are encouraged to contact their instructors and/or the University librarians for guidance in maintaining academic integrity in their work.
Violations of Academic Integrity
Violations of academic integrity are considered to be acts of academic dishonesty and include (but are not limited to) cheating, plagiarizing, fabrication, denying others access to information or material, and facilitating academic dishonesty, and are subject to the policies and procedures noted here and within the Course Catalog, including the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Judicial System. Please note that lack of knowledge of citations procedures, for example, is an unacceptable explanation for plagiarism, as is having studied together to produce remarkably similar papers or creative works submitted separately by two students.
Procedures for Addressing Violations of Academic Integrity
If an instructor suspects a student of any violation of academic integrity, the following process is to be followed:
After consulting with the department chair/director/Dean of Liberal Arts, it is up to the instructor to determine how serious the offense is (based on her/his academic standards and expectations) as it relates to the sanctions to be imposed within his or her course. Both the Associate Provost and the instructor have the right to determine whether the offense warrants advancement to the Campus Standards Committee. The Associate Provost must be kept apprised by the instructor of the actions taken. If it is judged that a student has violated the University’s standards for academic integrity, sanctions may include but are not limited to:
Students who wish to appeal the instructor’s sanction(s) should follow the procedure as outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Course Catalog under "Academic Grievances". Students who wish to appeal the decision of the Campus Standards Committee should follow the procedure outlined in the "Judicial System" section of this handbook.
|A 4.00||A- 3.67||B+ 3.33||B 3.00||B- 2.67|
|C+ 2.33||C 2.00||C- 1.67||D+ 1.33||D 1.00|
|F 0.00||I Incomplete||P Pass|
An incomplete grade may be granted only in extraordinary circumstances that prevent the student from completing coursework by the end of the semester. The grade “I” is only given when the completed portion of the student’s coursework is of passing quality.
Extraordinary circumstances include:
Incomplete grades not cleared by the end of the sixth week following the due date of the final coursework will automatically be assigned grade of “F.”
We are an approved provider for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 professional development requirements. These requirements are for teachers certified for Pennsylvania. Courses for credit qualify for PA Act 48 standards; non-credit coursework earns activity hours. A three-credit graduate course requires outside work and is posted as Act 48 90 hour equivalency. Students must supply their unique PA Act 48 Professional Personal ID number upon registration in order to have their credit course posted. Students should log in to the PA Department of Education website (www.pde.state.pa.us) to obtain this ID number. Act 48 posting to the State occurs at the end of each month after final grading for coursework is complete.
We are an approved provider for New Jersey Professional Development (provider #4700). New Jersey teachers should follow the administrative policies of their school district, which will require either a grade report or an official transcript to be submitted by the student.
For your convenience and security, all official transcript requests must be made online through the National Student Clearinghouse website. Full details and instructions are available online at registrar.uarts.edu/services/transcript-request
Along with this order process being more secure, the University is now offering official electronic transcripts, which is the fastest and most affordable method to receive your transcript. You can request one copy for yourself, save it and then forward it to as many places as needed. The transcript is official and does not expire.
Current students can also view and print their unofficial transcripts through the Self Service Student Planning module, or through the student portal under their Academic Profile Menu.
All questions pertaining to transcript requests should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 215.717.6420.
Graduate Credit Petition
Students who have completed course work in the Professional Institute for Educators program earn graduate credit but this has not been reflected on the transcript type issued by The University of the Arts. PIE students are asked to list their highest university credentials on registration materials but to date have not been required to provide official documentation of these credentials. If a student would like for his/her official University of the Arts transcript to reflect Graduate Record, please complete the steps below for a Graduate Credit Petition. In addition to completing the Graduate Record Petition, students will be required to submit a copy of their transcript from universities attended where the highest level degree was earned.
The completion of the Graduate Credit Petition will convert all existing and future coursework taken through either PIE or SMS to be listed on The University of the Arts transcript as an academic level of "Graduate Record" instead of "Continuing Studies." This petition will only need to be completed one time in order for a student’s coursework to be reflected as Graduate Record.
Download instructions to complete a Graduate Credit Petition here.
Students enrolled in a TPS-UArts credit course section are eligible for a free parking voucher to cover the costs of parking during class meeting times. are eligible for a special free parking voucher to cover the costs of parking during class meeting times. Students must park in the LAZ garage in the Symphony House building, located at 440 South Broad Street - the corner of Broad and Pine. Participants must bring their parking ticket to the Continuing Studies office at 211 South Broad Street, 9th floor, Room 901, in order to receive the voucher.
Student enrolled in a TPS-UArts non-credit section must make their own parking arrangements.
In the event of inclement weather, University officials will make every attempt to render a prompt decision regarding whether classes will be canceled. This information will be communicated throughout campus and to the local media.
Please call, email or stop by with any questions.
211 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, 9th Floor, Room 901
This is not a contractual document.The University of the Arts reserves the right to change any curricular offering, policy, faculty assignment, or financial regulation described on this website. The University of the Arts gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission and scholarships, and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability.