Frequently Asked Questions


Community Education at Estrella Mountain College is happy to assist you. We've tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions below. If you still are in need of information after reviewing these, please do not hesitate to contact us at: 623-935-8077 or by email:


Community Education (Noncredit) offers a variety of flexible and convenient non-credit courses and programs designed for the lifelong learner at any age or stage in life. Noncredit classes do not count towards a degree. However, you may be able to get an industry certification through Noncredit classes help you learn a new skill whether it is for personal or professional growth. Noncredit does NOT qualify for Financial Aid. Credit classes count towards certificates of completions and degrees and are Financial Aid eligible.

  1. Please complete the Noncredit Admissions application at
  2. Sign up for the Class through your Student Center or call Admissions & Records at 623-935-8888, option 1.
  3. Pay or start a payment plan by calling Student Business Services at 623-935-8888, option 2.

  1. Please complete the Noncredit Admissions application at
  2. Take the CELSA Placement test at our EMCC Testing Center at 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ 85392. Walk-ins are welcome!
  3. Sign up for the Class through your Student Center or call Admissions & Records at 623-935-8888, option 1.
  4. Pay or start a payment plan by calling Student Business Services at 623-935-8888, option 2.

YES! Even though we are sister colleges, we have separate admissions processes. Please complete the Noncredit Admissions at and select EMCC as the college.

Not necessarily. If you were a former NONCREDIT student, you may just need to Reactive your MEID. Please go to computer-commons to reactive If you are a former CREDIT student, you will need to reapply by going to

It is likely that you did not complete the correct application. Please verify that you have completed the Noncredit Admissions application at (far right application on the website). You can also check if you completed the correct one by going to your Student Center, log in with your MEID and password. Once on your Student Center page, scroll all the way down to Admissions. It will list the college(s) that you are admitted to and what type of program. It MUST say “Non-Credit”. If not, you will need to complete that application in order to enroll.

No. All details about if you are enrolled or dropped from a class can be found in your Student Center. To locate your student center, please go to, click Students, in the right-side menu click My.Maricopa. You will need your MEID and password to log-in. Students will be dropped for non-payment. You may receive an email confirmation or notification of being dropped at your student email address. To locate your student email address please go to, Select Students at the top purple bar. On the right-side menu under “Applications”, Select E-Mail. You will use your MEID and password to log in.

It is important to sign up for your classes EARLY to ensure you save your spot in the class. If a class that you want is full, there is a small chance we may be able to add a space for you. To find out about this, please email as soon as possible.

Age requirements are dependent on the class. These details will be located in the class notes on the class schedules page. Most of our classes are for ages 18 and up, but if you have a special request, please email us at

Parking is available to you for FREE on campus. No parking permit is required! Please note that there are designated parking lots for faculty & staff that require a permit sticker to park there. All other parking spots that an not designated and are available for you.

You can see the details for your class by going to  We offer classes in a variety of modes: In-person, self-paced online, and live online (instructor-led online). This information will be specified on your class information at the link above.

If your class requires a book, supplies, or materials, it will be included in the class for you. It will also be included in the price.

Yes, you can continue attending even if you missed the first day. If you know ahead of time that you will not be able to make it, please inform us at ***REFUNDS MUST BE REQUESTED UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE THE CLASS STARTS***

Yes. You will be provided a Certificate of Completion by the Community Education department, signed by the dean and your instructor. If you are taking a workforce training class, the national certification will often times be included in the price. For more information, please contact us at

If your job would like to pay up-front for the class, they will need to contact our Student Business Services to work with them on setting up the payment. They can contact or call 623-935-8888, option #2.

You will need to complete the Credit Admissions application at You will select the New Student Application. Good News! Since you were already a Noncredit student, your information should auto-populate and then you will just need to complete the additional questions that the credit application asks.

Any individual who would like to take a Community Education class and requires special services or accommodations, please contact our Disability Resources and Services department at Any special services or accommodation requests must be submitted to DRS up to two weeks prior to the start of the class. For more DRS information, please visit:

  • You can view and print your unofficial transcript by logging into your Student Center at, click Students, in the right-side menu click My.Maricopa. You will need your MEID and password to log-in.
    • On your student center, click the drop-down menu titled “Other Academic” on the left side under Academics

    • Select “Other Academic….” And press the blue arrow button

    • Select Unofficial Transcript

  • For assistance, call Admissions & Records at 623-935-8888, option 1
  • Have more questions? Please contact Community Education at 623-935-8077 or email us at

Unfortunately, Noncredit classes/programs are NOT eligible for financial aid. However, we do offer a payment plan is available for a $25 non-refundable fee.

Payment is due upon registration to ensure your spot in the class. Enrollment cancellation will take place daily and any student who is registered for a class that have not paid, will be dropped. We do offer a payment plan for a $25 non-refundable fee. We accept cash, check, or credit card. Please visit or call Student Business Services if you have enrolled into a course and need to pay.

Yes, you will receive a receipt when you pay for the class. The receipt will also provide the last day to drop the class in order to get a refund (which is the day before the class).

If a class is cancelled by EMCC, you will receive a FULL refund. If you decide that you can no longer take this class/program, you are responsible for withdrawing from the class up until 24 hours BEFORE the first day of class. Failure to attend class DOES NOT guarantee being withdrawn or being eligible for a refund. Responsibility for withdrawing remains with the students. Students may withdraw from a class by contacting Admissions and Records in person or by telephone at (623) 935-8888, option 1. CLICK HERE FOR STUDENT REFUND POLICY.