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An Advanced Education That Delivers

Elmira College's Office of Graduate and Professional Studies will help you excel forward, whether it is with industry-specific certifications or taking non-degree courses to bolster your skills.


Professional Development Options

We offer a variety of non-credit professional development courses and certificates designed to assist you as a working professional in strengthening your job skills and meeting continuing education requirements. Visit our Online Programs page to see our current offerings.

Non-Degree Study and Auditing Courses

You can take classes at Elmira College without officially applying for an undergraduate or graduate degree. If at a later time, you decide to pursue a degree, these classes may be applied towards a degree program. For graduate coursework, only 12 credits of non-degree courses may be matriculated to a degree program.

You can also audit a course with the consent of the instructor. As an auditor, you will be expected to attend classes, complete the assignments, and participate in class discussions, although you are not required to take exams. No credit is given for an audited course.

While you will not need a full application to take an undergraduate course or to audit a course, you will need to complete a full graduate application to take a graduate course. 


Interested? Request more info about applying using the form below.

We look forward to helping you along your educational journey.




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Dr. Margaret C. Locke, Jr. Grant-in-Aid Award

The Dr. Margaret C. Locke, Jr. Grant-in-Aid is designated for a woman enrolled part-time as an undergraduate or graduate student in an Elmira College Continuing Education degree program. The applicant must reside within a 50 mile radius of Elmira College. One Grant-in-Aid for $500 will be awarded per year, paid directly to Elmira College.

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Contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at graduate@xlqx.net or (607) 735-1825


Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve gathered some of the questions we hear the most so you can get the answers right away.

Does Elmira offer flexible class schedules for working students?

Yes! Many of our graduate classes and non-credit professional certifications can be attended at nights and on weekends, as well as online.

What is the cost?

The costs of the programs vary. Please email continuinged@xlqx.net for more information.

Are scholarships available at Elmira?

We work with students to find any scholarships that may pertain to them and their course of study. Our staff can also work with any employers who may help with financial assistance if you are a working professional.

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