Academic Credit Options (ACO)
Late-start short courses, workshops, institutes, travel programs and teacher in-service units
Academic credit courses for undergraduate and graduate degrees, teacher recertification and career advancement are offered each semester through Academic Credit Options (ACO) at Extended Studies. Formerly called University Credit Across Nevada (UCAN), ACO offers late-start short courses that start after the regular semester begins, evening and weekend classes, workshops, institutes, and travel programs for academic credit from a variety of University of Nevada, Reno colleges, departments and programs.
For other academic credit courses that reach the University's off-campus students, see 365 Learning courses.
Important note about financial aid
Academic Credit Options classes count toward financial aid. Please contact Dawna Snyder or Nik Leiner to ensure your class(es) are listed in MyNEVADA so that the financial aid office will count them as part of your credit load.
Academic Credit Options Links
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Nevada School Law and Constitution (EL 791)
Two one-credit face-to-face classes held on University campus in Reno, Fall and Spring semesters and one class in Summer.
Prior to registration, students must complete a (hard copy) application for admission, pay the university application fee and submit all required materials and immunizations via fax to Academic Credit Options (775) 784-4801.
NOTE: All students will be designated Non-Resident and charged a non-resident fee in addition to tuition and application fee unless residency status has been granted by submitting a residency application.
Grades for these courses will not be posted to transcripts until the end of the semester regardless of when during the semester the course meets. PLEASE plan accordingly!
Librarian Certification Program
Download the current program file here (PDF).
Academic Credit Fees
Please note: All fees are subject to change without notice by the Board of Regents. Visit the University's tuition and fee page for more information: http://www.unr.edu/tuition-and-fees
Additional fees may be assessed to cover special costs or materials associated with the program. Please see any class notes that appear with course descriptions for more information.
Nonresident fees are assessed where applicable; for more information visit the University's fees page.