Take your next step through continuing education classes at Northern Vermont University.

No matter what your reason for pursuing continuing education — finishing your degree, advancing your career, or challenging yourself — Northern Vermont University has a continuing education option that’s right for you. You can find a range of courses, programs, locations and modes of delivery (online, in-person, etc.) to meet your needs and fit your schedule.

At NVU, you will enjoy affordable courses that integrate theory with applied experience. All courses are taught by well-qualified faculty who take a personalized approach to students’ learning.

In addition, NVU provides academic advising, writer’s workshops and math labs, academic coaching, financial aid information, library access, and other services designed to help non-traditional students excel.

Take a look at the different options we offer at Northern Vermont University and find the best fit for your goals.


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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023. Learn more and apply for fall 2023.

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Individual Courses

Take courses for college credit but not toward a degree or certificate. Explore our current class offerings or contact the Registrar’s Office for more information about registering for a course. Register now.

Campus Degree Programs

Complete your bachelor’s or master’s degree while taking courses on campus. Weekday and evening courses are available, along with a master of fine arts degree in studio arts, offered in a low-residency and campus-based format. Learn more about NVU degrees.

NVU Online

With eleven 100% online degrees and certificate programs, you can start or complete your degree in a flexible, affordable way that works for you. Learn more about NVU Online.


Take a cluster of courses that introduce you to the fundamentals of a discipline but do not confer a degree. Certificates are available in accountingsmall business managementsustainability, and advanced graduate studies.

Center for Professional Studies

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon’s Center for Professional Studies offers non-degree education such as certificate and licensure programs through both traditional learning and online platforms.​ Learn more about the Center for Professional Studies.

Ready to Register for a Course?

If you want to take a single course at NVU-Johnson, NVU-Lyndon, or through NVU Online, you can begin the process by completing our Continuing Education Registration form.