Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get into my virtual class?
View our virtual class page for all information relating to virtual classes. Here you will find instructions for accessing your virtual class, tips for a successful virtual class experience, and a FAQ section for virtual classes.
Do you offer gift cards?
Yes. You can learn more about gift cards on this web page.
Is there financial aid or scholarships for PPL classes?
Schoolcraft College does not offer Financial Aid for Personal & Professional Learning (non-credit) classes. However, you may qualify for a Success Scholarship or a Kids on Campus Scholarship.
- The PPL Success Scholarship is designed to help adult students (18+) take PPL classes that will help them meet their personal or career goals and achieve success.
- The Kids on Campus Scholarship is designed for children Pre-K through Grade 12 who wish to register for summer camp.
If you have additional questions, please contact us.
Can I register for a class after it has been started?
In order for PPL to maintain high quality instruction, we ask that students register prior to the start of class. Exceptions may be considered. To request an exception, contact the PPL office at 734-462-4448 or [email protected]. If a late registration is authorized, we are not able to pro-rate the class cost and our regular refund policy will still be in effect.
Can I put my name on a waitlist for a class that is full?
Unfortunately, due to the large number of classes that we handle in any given semester, we are unable to keep a waitlist. We suggest that you continually check our website for class additions and/or changes in enrollment.
Can I sit in one class session to see if I like it and then register?
No. You must register for any class you wish to attend.
What is the Student Code of Conduct and Resolution Process?
The Schoolcraft College Student Code of Conduct and Resolution Process applies to all students pursuing credit and non-credit instruction at Schoolcraft College.
Do I really need to take a prerequisite if I think my skills are sufficient?
If a class lists a prerequisite, we strongly recommend that you take it. If you have taken similar classes at another location, or have previous experience that covers the content of the prerequisite, you may choose not to take the prerequisite. Students are encouraged to assess their skill level and select an appropriate class. If you would like an instructor to help you determine your skill level, please call 734-462-4448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. PPL reserves the right to recommend a student drop with a full refund if the instructor determines a registered student does not have the requisite skills to be successful.
What is the age requirement for PPL classes?
Our classes are intended for students 18 years of age and older, unless stated otherwise in the class title or class description. It is at the discretion of PPL staff and the instructor to allow a student who is younger than 18 to enroll in a class. To inquire about approval, call 734-462-4448 or email email@example.com.
Can I transfer from one section of a class to another once either section has started?
What is the Waiver of Liability for Physical Fitness Classes?
Do I need to purchase a book for my class?
If you see the textbook symbol at the end of the class description, you will need a textbook. If a class has an optional textbook, it will be stated within the class description. If a class fee includes the cost of the textbook, it will also be stated within the class description and are typically handed out on the first day of class. If you see a USB symbol, it means that you need a flash/thumb drive. Textbooks and flash/thumb drives are available for purchase in the Bookstore. For more information, call (734) 462-4409 or visit the Bookstore’s website. You must present a copy of your current schedule to purchase books.
How do I know if the College is closed due to inclement weather?
The college has a system to notify the campus community of severe weather, college closings, and emergency situations, called RAVE. All registered students will receive alerts via text, email, and voicemail through RAVE. Visit RAVE to ensure you are signed up for alerts.
A notice will be placed on our website and be sent to the local news media. It will be broadcast in the same manner as K-12 school closings.
Do you schedule a make-up if/when a class is cancelled due to weather, College closing, etc.?
Yes. Every effort will be made to schedule a make-up when a class has been cancelled due to inclement weather, instructor illness or any other college emergency. However, we cannot guarantee makeup hours for classes canceled as a result, nor can we provide refunds. Your instructor will be notified if/when a make-up class is scheduled, and he/she will then notify the students at their next class. If the make-up class is imminent, the PPL Office staff will notify the students by phone and/or email.
Can I attend another class as a make-up if I miss my regular class?
No. You may only attend a class to which you are registered for.
What are CEUs?
CEUs are Continuing Education Units. They are different from traditional college credits in that they do not count towards a college degree. Some organizations require that their employees obtain a certain number of CEUs to maintain a professional license and/or to qualify for financial reimbursement. One (1) CEU represents ten (10) class hours of instruction. For example, a class that meets for a total of 24 hours offers 2.4 CEUs.
Are PPL classes graded?
PPL classes are graded on a pass/fail basis. Students who pass a class will receive a ‘Y’ grade while students who do not pass will receive an ‘N’ grade. To receive a passing grade (and be awarded CEUs), students will need to attend 100% of a class that meets eight hours or less, or attend 90% of a class that meets nine hours or more. NOTE: If the State of Michigan requires 100% attendance to award CEUs for a particular class (e.g. Teacher Recertification, Nursing, etc.), that requirement overrides PPL requirements.
If you prefer to earn a grade based on the point system (4.0, 3.0, etc.) as opposed to a Y/N grade, you will need to inform your instructor on the first day of class. If you do not inform the instructor on the first day of class, you may not be able to receive a grade in this format.
If you believe the grade you are issued is incorrect, please contact your instructor first for clarification. Grade changes must be approved by the instructor and made within one year of date of issue.
Will I receive a certificate and/or transcript at the end of my class?
Unless it is a specially designated class (e.g. Dementia Care), you will not receive a certificate stating that you have completed a class. For proof of class completion, please log into Ocelot Access to view or print your unofficial transcript.
To obtain a copy of your Personal & Professional Learning transcript, please complete the Personal & Professional Learning Transcript Request Form and fax or email it to the Records Office.
To request an official copy of your transcript to send to potential employers or other educational institutions, login to Ocelot Access where you can access the online Transcript Ordering Center. If you have questions regarding official or unofficial transcripts, please contact our Records Office at 734-462-4677.
Can I get in touch with my instructors?
Yes, we are able to provide you with an instructor’s contact information if they have authorized us to do so. If not, we will take your contact information and pass it along to them.
Do you have a lost and found?
Yes. Items that are left behind are turned in to Campus Police. They can be reached at 734-462-4424.
What accommodations are available to PPL students?
Schoolcraft College offers a welcoming environment to persons of all abilities. If a student requires an assistant in a class due to issues such as, but not limited to, vision impairment, mobility issues, or note taking, the student may provide their own personal assistant, who can accompany them to their class or activity at no charge provided an arrangement has been made with Disability Support Services beforehand. Please call the Disability Support Services Office at 734-462-4330 or [email protected] for details. For the safety of everyone involved, students must be able to get to and from their class or activity and participate in their class or activity without any physical assistance from Schoolcraft College Staff.