We are excited to welcome you to the Center for Professional Studies at Pace University! We hope you are excited to begin classes.
For your convenience, we have compiled this comprehensive checklist to help ease you into classes. Please be sure to review thoroughly. If you have any questions, you can contact our programs managers at 888-561-7223.
You will be assigned a Pace Username. You can locate this username by going to whitepages.pace.edu, entering your last name and selecting only students under “Person Type.”
If you have difficulty locating your username, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be using these credentials to sign onto the Student Portal, access the computers on Pace’s campus, log in your Pace email, use the WIFI on Pace’s campus and to login onto Blackboard* (for classes that have an online component).
*Note there are some online classes that use a different online platform. If that is the case, you will be notified and receive separate instructions on how to access the online component.
Now that you have located your Pace Username, you can now activate your account.
Your temporary PW is your first initial, last initial (lowercase) hyphen then your date of birth in the MMDDYY format. For example, John Smith DOB 11-16-83 would be js-111683
To activate your account:
Make your that you are using the most up-to-date version of Firefox. If you are still having difficulty, you can contact ITS at 914-773-3333. Make sure that you have your University ID number on hand.
To access the student portal, visit https://continuinged.pace.edu/. Log in using the Pace username and password you created when activating your account. In the portal, you will be able to view your profile, see the courses you are enrolled in, your enrollment history and make payments.
If you are paying through a Workforce grant, Veteran’s benefits, loans or 3rd party, click here.
Courses less than $1,000 must be paid in full prior to the first day of class. Courses over $1,000 are eligible for payment plans. When registering, you can ask your program manager will have explained your payment plan details.
Payments are not automatically charged to the original card provided at the time of registration. You must log into the CPE Registration Site and you must make a payment to avoid late fees and account holds. To view your payment plan and make payments log into the CPE Registration Site at https://continuinged.pace.edu/ and navigate to the “My Invoices” tab on the left-hand side panel.
To make a payment:
Payments received after the due date will be assessed a $25 late fee.
Looking for a 1098-T form?
The courses offered by the Center for Professional Studies are non-credit programs. As a result, we do not provide 1098-T forms. However, continuing education students may be eligible for the Lifetime Learning tax credit.
Payment are due in full prior to the last day of class. Any students with an outstanding balance will not receive their certificate until their balance is paid in full.
Paralegal Students ONLY
Paralegal students must purchase their textbooks prior to the start of class. Please CLICK HERE to view the required textbook list. You must have your Essential Skills Bundle and the Torts and Personal Injury Law textbook for the beginning of class. The remaining textbooks can be purchased throughout the program. You may refer to your syllabus to get an idea of when you will be starting each substantive course. The Essential Skills Bundle must be purchased through the link provided. We recommend students renting used books or renting eBooks of the other required texts as these are much more economical than to buying.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
To request an accommodation for a qualifying disability, a student must self-identify and register with the Office of Disability Services. For more information, you can contact the Office of Disability Services at 212-346-1526.
Check your email
All notifications for your class will be sent to the personal email you registered with. Make sure to check that email a few prior to class because you will be receiving a reminder email with dates, times, and location.
We reserve the right to make changes to the class schedule at any time so make sure to review that email for any changes.
All textbooks and materials are included in the cost of the course and provided on the first day of class. (Excluding Paralegal students. Click Here to view the required textbooks and where to purchase them.)
The location of the class will be included in the original enrollment email you received as well as the reminder email you receive a few day before class. You can find directions to all of our campuses here.
Pace University does not have a parking lot. If you are driving, you will need to park in a parking garage.
Things to Bring
Enrollment Letter or Receipt
When you check-in, you will be provided with a temporary badge. This badge will only provide you access to the Pace campus at the day and time of your class. You will need to bring it with you for every time you come to the campus.
If you would like to obtain an official Pace student ID, click here.
A personal computer is required in order for you to be successful for our online/hybrid courses.
We use a variety of online platforms in our courses. You will receive notification a day prior to class on how to access that platform.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records, establish a student’s right to access and review his or her education records, provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading information that may be contained in those education records, and create a right to file complaints about alleged FERPA violations with the Department of Education.
In simpler words, Pace staff cannot discuss your education details, which includes, but is not limited to, what course you are registered for, your grades, or your attendance unless you grant us permission to speak to a person you designate. If you would like us to speak with someone on your behalf, you can waive your FERPA rights and designate that person here. (You must have activated your account in order submit the online form. Otherwise, please fill and return this paper form to cps.pace.edu.)
You can read more about the FERPA policy here.
Attendance to all classes is mandatory. For classes that 4 weeks or less, missing 1/3 of the class will result in a failure unless previously discussed with the instructor. If you know prior to the start of the class that you will be missing class, it is advised that you drop the course and enroll in the next section.
For longer courses, no more than 2 absences are permitted.
Leave of Absence
For various reasons, students sometimes find it necessary to interrupt their enrollment at Pace University. Students may need to commence a leave of absence in order to attend to life’s serious matters, for reasons of employment obligations, or a serious medical condition of certain family members of the student. Students should contact the Center for Professional Studies immediately.
Leaves of Absences are only available for courses longer than three months. Students enrolled in in-person or group online classes will pick up the following semester from where they left off. Students in online self-paced classes will have their online access turned off, and final end date adjusted.
For classes shorter than three months, it is advised that students use their one time drop and transfer to re-enroll in the following semester.
Students are allowed three (3) months maximum of leave. Anything after this 3 month period will result in an F on the student’s record.
A full will be processed if you drop a course the Wednesday before it begins. Any drops after that, refunds will be processed as follows:
Classes under $1,000 – no refunds
Classes $1,000 and above – ½ of the price of the course will be refunded if you drop within 1 week of the start of the course.
If you are on a payment plan, the initial deposit and $35 enrollment fee are non-refundable.
Textbooks are non-refundable once you begin class.
We reserve the right to cancel a course at any time. If a course is cancelled with more than 24 hours notice, you will receive an email notifying you of the cancellation. Less than 24 hours notice, you will receive an email and a phone call.
Any payments that you have made including the enrollment fee will be refunded to you in full.
Snow Day/Emergency class cancellation
We may have to cancel a single class due to inclement weather or another emergency. For most classes, makeup sessions have already been scheduled and will be indicated on your syllabus.
If a class is cancelled, you will be notified via email and/or phone.
All courses are automatically graded on Pass/Fail basis. A letter grade will be awarded by request only.
The grading policy of your course will be outlined in our syllabus, which you will receive on the first day of class.
Incompletes will not be awarded for classes less than 4 weeks. For classes greater than 4 weeks, incompletes will be awarded if you have any outstanding assignments. You are granted 6 weeks after the last day of the course to submit any outstanding assignments. After 6 weeks, the incomplete will turn into a failure.
If you drop the course after it has started, you will receive a W.
If you stop attending class, you will receive an F.
You can view the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct here. By registering for our courses, you automatically agree to the policies set forth in the handbook.
When you check-in on the first day of class, you will be provided with a badge, This badge will only provide you access to Pace campus where your class is. If you intend on using the facilities at another campus, you will need to get an official Pace student ID.
To obtain an official Pace student ID, you need to visit our One Card Office Location at either Westchester or NYC: http://www.pace.edu/auxiliary-services/one-card. You will need to have your University ID (UID) number (email email@example.com if you don’t know your UID) and a photo ID.
All communication will be sent to the personal email address you registered with. However, you do have a Pace email address. Go to email.pace.edu and log in with your Pace username and the password you created when you activated your account.
As a student at Pace, you do have access to the WIFI when you are on-campus. If you would like to use the WIFI, go to your WIFI settings and log onto Pace – WIFI with your Pace username and the new password you created when you activated your account.
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