The credit offered in partnership with Dominican University of CA is Graduate-Level, meaning that it is post-baccalaureate. It is primarily used for professional development or salary advancement and is transferable to degree programs only on the approval of the institution being petitioned.
Graduate-Level Extension Semester Credits/Units are characterized by 15 hours of contact time per credit/unit, and are associated with a measure of knowledge assessment and/or skills implementation. The words Credits and Units are used interchangeably as geographical locations vary in terminology.
*Participants are advised to obtain prior employer approval for use in salary advancement, credential renewal, and/or recertification.
Will my employer or school district accept this credit for salary advancement?
Students are advised to obtain prior employer approval for use in salary advancement, credential renewal, and/or recertification. Dominican University of CA is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Enrollment dates are rolling; therefore, you are welcome to begin a course at any time. In compliance with our partners at Dominican University of California, a student may enroll in a maximum of 18 Credits/Units to be completed during any one semester: FALL (September -December); SPRING (January – May); and SUMMER (June – August).
How long do I have to complete my course?
Forward Motion allows 9 months from your date of registration to complete the asynchronous, self-paced online courses and submit for grading.
If you need to request an extension, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May I add or drop credits to a course with multiple credit load options?
Some courses afford students the option to earn additional credits. Students may add or drop credits within 14 days from registration without incurring any additional fees. Please contact [email protected] to request changes.
May I withdraw from a course?
Students may withdraw and receive full refund within 14 days of registration. If withdrawal is requested 14 to 30 days after registration, students will receive a partial refund of 50%. No refunds will be given after 30 days of registration. Please contact [email protected] to request changes.
What happens once I complete the course?
Forward Motion will grade all material within two weeks and submit the final grade to Dominican University. Upon receipt, the Dominican University Registrar has up to three weeks to process and mail a transcript.
How do I receive a transcript?
A complimentary copy of the official transcript is automatically generated for every student upon the completion of every DominicanCAonline course. This transcript is mailed via standard US mail to the student’s address within 3 weeks of the date that the University receives the course grade (not the date when the Instructor submits grades).
***Please note that due to events surrounding COVID-19, there will likely be a delay in processing transcripts. We are able to process and provide completion letters in your student accounts immediately. Thank you for your understanding.
Professional Development Credit
How do I earn a certificate of completion?
Video Courses: Once you complete a video course, you can earn your certificate of completion by answering a series of questions in a short, multiple choice assessment in the "Going Beyond the Course" section. After completing and passing the assessment, you will receive an email with your certificate of completion.
Interactive Classes & Master Classes: Each interactive class requires a sign in at the start of the session. Within 24 hours of the end of the class, attendees and participants will receive an email with their certificate of completion.
How do I know if my district will accept these credits for CEUs or continuing education?
PD hour acceptance and teacher license renewal requirements vary by state and district. We advise obtaining prior approval from your district or institution.
How do I utilize the discounts in the LEADER and SCHOLAR tiers?
Once a LEADER or SCHOLAR membership plan is purchased, you will receive an email containing a unique code for each discount. We recommend you save these emails to be accessed when needed.
How can I change my membership plan?
We are glad you want to expand your opportunities with Forward Motion! To upgrade your tier or commit to an annual membership, you'll need to:
Cancel your current membership before the next billing cycle
In your profile settings, click "billing information"
Click "cancel my membership"
Purchase your new desired tier or adjust your billing cycle
You may cancel your membership or renewal preferences on your account page. Access the billing information from your profile settings and click "cancel my membership."
Once cancelled, you maintain access to video courses until your account automatically closes at the end of your current billing period. You will not be charged again unless you restart your account.
We are sorry to see you go and would love to hear any feedback. If you have time, please send a short email to [email protected].
Can my organization pay for my membership?
Yes! Please have an organization member pay using a credit card and arrange appropriate log-in credentials. If the organization has a no reoccurring charge policy, sign up for an annual membership, then cancel the reoccuring charge portion 15-364 days after sign up.
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