Frequently Asked Questions
What is Professional and Community Education?
It is the mission of the Division of Professional and Community Education (PaCE) to extend the resources of Georgia Regents University (GRU) to promote lifelong learning. We serve a diverse population by providing a variety of educational programs for the professional, cultural, and personal development of the citizens of the CSRA . Our programming is sound in educational content, is presented by qualified instructors, and reaches people of all ages and walks of life. We are responsive to the changing needs of the campus and the community, in part by utilizing emerging technologies. We promote the mission of Augusta State University, both on and off campus.
What about Parking?
For courses held on the GRU Summerville campus, you will receive a temporary parking decal in the mail with your receipt. Our campus is well-lighted at night and Public Safety patrols the campus at all times. Please be aware that due to ongoing construction, some parking areas may be unavailable. We will make every effort to notify you in advance of parking lot changes. If you haven't heard from us and expect parking to be a problem, please contact Public Safety at 706-737-1401 or call us the week before your class begins. This is especially important if you have special parking needs.
Where do I get books or supplies for a course?
Required textbooks and many supplies are available at the GRU Bookstore. Please save your receipts in the event a course is canceled and a refund is desired. If you are planning to take an online class, check the course description for a list of required textbooks and/or software. There will be a link to a web site or a toll-free number listed to obtain the materials. Alternately, you can always order these items through the GRU Bookstore.
What if I have special needs?
If you require special accommodation or have other special needs, please contact us at (706)721-2329 as far in advance as possible.
How about library use?
ADULT PaCE students may have limited use of the library during the academic quarter in which they are enrolled. Please request the required library usage form from the PACE office at (706)721-2329 or email email@example.com.
What is a CEU?
A CEU is a nationally recognized unit of credit for recording satisfactory completion of many PaCE classes. One CEU represents 10 contact hours of instruction. GRU Professional and Community Education maintains permanent records of an individual's CEU credits. Transcripts are available upon written request.
Our classrooms can be too warm or too cool. For your comfort, we recommend that you dress in layers.
You may register online, call us, fax or mail in the registration form from our current catalog, or bring it to our office. If paying by check, please include your drivers license # and a daytime phone #. For full registration details, click here. If faxing or mailing in your registration, do not include credit card information.
Federal student loan programs do not cover non-degree credit programs. However, there are still many other programs available to help pay for professional education programs. Some are only open to a specific group while others are open to everyone. This is in no way a comprehensive list of resources.
A full refund will be given for withdrawal from any course at least 3 business days prior to the first class meeting. You may designate a substitute if you are unable to attend. No partial refunds will be made for classes missed. If a class is cancelled by the PaCE office, students will be contacted and given a choice of transferring to another class or obtaining a refund.
*The refund policy for online classes and camps is course-specific. Please call (706)721-2329 for details.*
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Professional and Community Education is located in the GRU Alumni Center at 919 15th St. Directions from west Augusta: Walton Way toward downtown. Before 15th Street, turn right off Walton Way onto Chafee Avenue. Turn left into the parking lot (There is signage). Enter through Continuing Education door. After hours registration is only available online.