No application fees through 2023 for certificates and degrees!
We do not have any limits on the number of courses that a student may take each semester. However, we recommend students with a full time work schedule to take no more than two courses per semester.
There is no sequence in this program. However, we recommend starting with required/core courses.
Yes, you can enroll in courses without applying for admission to the certificate.
Yes, an undergraduate degree is one of the requirements for certificate admission. Please visit Apply for Admission for more information.
Individuals must apply to and be offered admission to earn the certificate. A maximum of two courses that will count towards satisfying the requirements for the certificate may be taken at SCPS prior to admission.
Individuals can transfer one course for academic credit from a regionally accredited college or university. The transfer course will count towards one elective course in the certificate program, and must have been taken within the last three years. Transfer courses are not accepted for required courses in the certificate. Official transcripts and course syllabus are required for an analysis of the content, level, and comparability of the transfer course, as well as the quality of the student’s performance with a grade of B- or better. Official transcripts with a request for transfer of credits can be sent to [email protected] or School of Continuing and Professional Studies, 104 Midmont Lane, PO Box 400764, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4764 Attn: Admission Services
Students must earn a B- or better in all courses required for the certificate to be awarded. Should a grade fall below a B-, the student has the option of retaking the course in order to complete the requirements and be awarded the certificate.
Certificate programs are designed to be stand-alone programs. Selected courses, however, may be eligible for transfer. Colleges and universities may recognize these courses for transfer, but decisions are made independently by the receiving institution.
The graduate Certificate in Procurement & Contracts Management is designed to be a stand-alone certificate program. However, students interested in completing the certificate program and then pursuing degree programs with other institutions are encouraged to contact those institutions for their specific policies on the acceptance of transfer credit.
This certificates supports preparation for the NCMA Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) and Certified Contract Management Associate (CCMA) certifications. In addition, credits earned from this program will help in satisfying the continuing professional education (CPE) requirement in obtaining certifications at NCMA. Please visit NCMA for certification requirements and qualifications.
* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.