Professional Education Policies
As an enrolled student in a Stanford University course, you are required to adhere to the following Stanford guidelines:
Professional education courses do not grant letter grades. Successful completion of the course will be shown with an “S”, for Satisfactory, on your Record of Completion. In many cases, you can also earn professional development units (PDU), continuing education units (CEU), or continuing medical education credits (CME).
Record of Completion
The Record of Completion is considered an official document that has been signed digitally and certified by Stanford. When you complete the sequence of required courses for a program, you will receive a final certificate.
Pause and Drop
Refunds For On-Campus Courses
Reimbursements for dropping a course delivered at Stanford will be made according to the following schedule based on the number of calendar days prior the start date of the course:
- 30 days—Full refund (minus a $100 drop fee)
- 15-29 days—50% refund
- 1-14 days—No refund
The Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) reserves the right to decline refund requests.
Refunds For Cohort-Based, Online Courses
If you request to drop the course by Friday at 5:00 p.m. PST on the third week of the cohort, you will be reimbursed for 100% of your tuition (minus a drop fee of $100). Otherwise, we will not refund any portion of your tuition. SCPD reserves the right to decline refund requests.
Refunds For Self-Paced, Online Courses
If your request to drop the course is sent within the first 24 hours from your time of enrollment, you will be reimbursed for 50% of your tuition (minus a $100 drop fee). Otherwise, we will not refund any portion of your tuition. SCPD reserves the right to decline refund requests.
On rare occasions, it is necessary for us to cancel on-campus programs. In the case of a cancellation, Stanford’s responsibility is limited to a refund of any program tuition that you have already paid, not including airline or other tickets or payments, or any similar fee penalties that you may incur as a result of any trip cancellations or changes.