1. How do I register for a course? May I register for more than one course at a time?
You may register via telephone (1-800-793-6533) or on line (http://pdc.laverne.edu) using a valid credit card, or you may download a registration form from the web site and send payment via the mail. You may register for up to 15 semester credits at any time during a semester. You do not need to complete those courses prior to registering for additional courses during the following semesters.
Fall Semester: September 1 through January 31
Spring Semester: February 1 through May 31
Summer Semester: June 1 through August 31
2. Can I register early for a semester?
NO! You cannot register early for a semester. The term that will appear on your transcript is based on the date you registered. For example, if you register on May 31 you will be registered in the Spring Semester.
3. What is the cost of a course and does the cost include all the materials?
The course cost is $105.00 per semester credit. The cost includes all the books and other materials (videos and audio aids if required), along with online workbooks and assessments. Art courses requiring drawings or projects will require additional art materials not included with the course. Technology courses require access the appropriate software (i.e., Microsoft Office 2007) to complete assessments.
4. Can I receive more information about a course I am interested in?
Yes! You may request a course syllabus to find out more detailed information about a course. Please note: the professors do have the discretion to change and amend assignments, which means that the course syllabus may be different from the course depending on when you register.
5. Why do some courses have the option of completing assessments online and what does that mean?
Some of our courses are now available to complete online. The course assessments are the same as those you would receive in hard copy format, with the exception that you view and complete them online. We believe this to be a green alternative to completing coursework. You will still receive any applicable texts, DVDs or other course materials via U.S. Priority Mail.
6. How long does it take to complete a course?
All courses are designed to require about 15 hours per semester credit for completion.
7. Is the University of La Verne accredited?
Yes! The University of La Verne is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Click Here for more information.
8. Are courses graduate level?
Yes. Professional Development Courses are graduate level, but they are not applicable to a degree.
9. May I check my grades online?
Yes, please visit the University of La Verne website www.laverne.edu, click on My La Verne at the top of the page, then click My La Verne Directly, and finally ENTER SECURE AREA. You will then click on Student Services and Financial Aid. Next, click on Student Records.
10. Will my graded coursework be returned to me?
No. Graded coursework will not be returned.
11. When will my course be graded and the grade recorded?
Your course should be graded within five business days from the date your completed course materials are received at the university. Your grade should be recorded within ten business days from the date completed coursework has been graded.
12. When will an official transcript be available?
You may request an official transcript at anytime. The form gives you two options to choose from depending on how quickly you need to receive your request. You may request an official transcript electronically from www.laverne.edu, click on MyLaVerne at the top of the page. You may also request a transcript by mail. Please click on the Transcript Request link from this website. Transcript requests will not be accepted by fax.
13. What is the status of my official transcript request?
Please call 1-800-695-4858 for an update on your transcript request. For faster service, you may view the status of your transcript through My La Verne!
14. Will I receive loan deferment if I enroll in these courses?
No, Professional Development Courses will not qualify for loan deferment.
15. Where is my IRS Form 1098-T?
The University is not required to send Form 1098-T for any professional development course because these courses are non-degree. Please keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes.
16. I need help with my course. May I speak with a professor?
Yes! You may ask course specific questions by visiting our Contact Page from the left hand side of our website. You will receive a response from one of our professors. You may also call our office during normal business hours and have your questions answered by our friendly support staff, or you may ask to speak with one of our professors directly.