How do I register for Continuing Education courses?

Admission to all publicly offered Community Education programs is open to individuals on a first-come, space-available basis unless special admission requirements must be met.  Registration may be secured by completing a registration form and submitting payment at least 5 business days prior to the start of class.  Registration may be made online, by email, by calling (870) 460-1327, by fax at (870) 460-1324, or in person by stopping by the Community Education office in the Administration Building.  Registration forms and payments may also be mailed to:

University of Arkansas at Monticello
Attn: Community Education – Office of Advancement
P. O. Box 3520
Monticello, AR  71656

What are the program fees?

The fees for courses will vary and will be listed along with each course description.  Community Education courses are self-supporting and are not eligible for financial aid or discounts.

What about material fees?

Material fees, if applicable, are to be paid separately to the instructor on the first day of class.

Can I get a refund?

Refunds will be processed automatically if a class is cancelled for any reason.  Refunds will also be made to individuals who withdraw at least three (3) business days prior to the first class.  No refunds will be made for a course once it has started. Participant substitutions may be made until the first class meeting.

Where are the classes located?

Classes are held on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus unless otherwise specified in the class listing. To view a map of the campus, click here.  If you need assistance locating your class, you may contact the Community Education office at (870) 460-1327.

Do I need a parking permit?

It is not necessary to have a permit for classes meeting after 4 p.m.  If your class meets before 4 p.m., you will receive a temporary parking permit in the first class session to display in your car. Even though you won't have the permit before class, go ahead and park in a campus lot.  The permit should be displayed in your car's back window on the lower left side. 

When do classes meet?

The class dates (days) for courses vary and are listed along with each course description.

What is the inclement weather policy?

In the event of severe weather conditions, students are encouraged to view the university’s website at or listen to local radio stations for the official closure of the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM).  If college classes are cancelled by the chancellor or state official, then community education courses on and off campus will be rescheduled. 

Can I customize the format and location of courses?

Training and class offerings can be delivered in various formats to meet the needs of your business or organization. For more information, please contact: 

Memorie Dickson, Coordinator of Community Education
P. O. Box 3520
Monticello, Arkansas 71656
Phone: (870) 460-1327
Fax:   (870) 460-1324

What if I would like to take a class that is not listed?

If you are interested in a class that is not listed, please call (870) 460-1327 or e-mail Community Education to inquire if a class has been recently added or to add your name to a contact list if one becomes available.  Classes may be added upon request, provided there are enough participants to make a class and instructors and facilities are available.

Can I teach a course?

We are continuously seeking qualified instructors to teach non-credit community education programs.

We are looking for day, evening and weekend instructors.  Individuals interested in teaching community education courses should be knowledgeable of their subject area.  They should have the ability to facilitate a classroom of as many as 30 students, as well as be able to provide individual instruction and attention.  In compliance with UAM Operating Procedure 297.1 regarding the protection of minors on campus, individuals who will be instructing minor children must also submit to a criminal background check and complete an online mandated reporter training prior to the beginning of the course.

We release four community education schedules each year and new programs are added each time. Course ideas and proposals are gladly welcomed.  To submit a course for consideration, complete a course proposal form and return it to:

Memorie Dickson, Coordinator of Community Education
P. O. Box 3520
Monticello, Arkansas 71656
Phone: (870) 460-1327
Fax:   (870) 460-1324

How are instructors compensated?

Community Education instructors are compensated at a rate of 70% of student fees collected for their class.  Also, income earned by teaching community education courses qualifies for matching in the University’s retirement programs for benefits eligible employees of the University.