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FAQs: Most frequently-asked questions

Q: What is the difference between UNM and Continuing Education at UNM?

A: UNM offers courses and degree programs, and Continuing Education offers non-degree continued education. We offer a variety of courses and programs in computers, business and personal enrichment.

Q: Are the courses at Continuing Education for credit?

A: Most of our courses are not for credit. However, certifications and CEUs are available for some Business, Professional and Information Technology courses upon request.

Q: Is there an admissions process to enroll in a class at Continuing Education?

A: There is no admissions process and no requirements. You simply register, pay for and attend courses of your choice. The registration process is easy and may be done online, in person, over the phone, by mail or by fax.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and purchase orders. UNM employees may use Tuition Remission and Purchase Requisitions.

Q: How long are most courses?

A: The actual length of courses varies according to subject matter. We aim to optimize the return on the amount of time spent in the classroom. Our courses educate busy people, and the information is intensive and practical. Course formats can last from one day to several weeks.

Q: Where is Continuing Education located?

A: UNM Continuing Education is located at 1634 University Blvd. NE (just north of Indian School on the East side of the street). View on Google Maps.

Q: Where are most classes held?

A: We hold courses here at UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University NE, and we have locations throughout Albuquerque, the East Mountains, the Westside and Rio Rancho. The location of your class is listed on your course confirmation, or you may view our neighborhood locations online.

Q: How can I check what classes I am registered for?

A: You can view your transcripts and your purchases online through your Student Profile at If you do not remember your login or password, you can call the registration office at (505) 277-0077, and they will email your information to you.

Q: How will I know if a class has been canceled?

A: UNM generally follows the APS schedule of closures. If APS is closed due to weather conditions, UNM classes will usually also be canceled that day. Monday - Saturday, call (505) 277-SNOW for updates and cancellations due to weather, if Sunday classes are cancelled you will receive a phone call from your Program Supervisor as soon as the decision is made to cancel the class If at any time you are unable, or feel uncomfortable driving in inclement weather, contact your program supervisor to make other arrangements . If classes are canceled for any other unforeseen reason, you will be contacted by phone and/or by email (if you have provided your email address). Please see additional information on the Inclement Weather page.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A: You may cancel your enrollment up to 72 hours prior to class time. Send a written request, signed and dated. Please review the policy here. Your tuition will be refunded minus a $15.00 cancellation fee. If you paid with a credit card, we will credit the amount back to your card. If you paid with cash or check, your refund will be issued in the form of a check and can take up to six weeks. All cash and check refunds will require a Social Security number. If UNM Continuing Education cancels a class, students will receive a full refund.