Graduate Credit FAQs

CAST Professional Learning offers graduate credit for some of our online courses and institutes through our partnerships with accredited colleges and universities. See below for answers to common questions about graduate credit for CAST Professional Learning offerings.

Graduate Credit Information for Students Enrolled In Massachusetts Focus Online Courses

3 Graduate credits are available for educators who are enrolled in and complete the Massachusetts Focus Online Courses through Fitchburg State University. Please refer to the”About This Course” section in Blackboard for more information about graduate credit or please contact Leslie O’Callaghan if you have other other questions regarding graduate credit enrollment.


Graduate Credit Information for Other CAST Online Courses

How do I determine if graduate credit is available for a particular course or institute?

If a course or institute is approved for graduate credit from a higher education institution, there will be a section on the course or institute page on our website called “Graduate Credit”. Under this section we will provide links to the graduate credit information pages for each institution that has approved credit for the course or institute.

Do I have to pay additional money for graduate credit?

Yes. In addition to the course or institute tuition that you pay to CAST, you will have to pay a graduate credit fee directly to the graduate credit provider.

You should register for the CAST Professional Learning course or institute prior to paying for the graduate credits to ensure there is space in the program first.

If you would like to move foward with registering for graduate credit, click on the links that we provide to the credit granting institution’s website to learn more about their registration and payment process.

When can I register for graduate credit?

It depends on the credit granting institution. Some institutions have specific dates by which you will need to register and then other institutions have more flexibility. Use the links to the credit granting institutions on the course or institute webpage on our website to learn about graduate credit deadlines for each institution.

Can I transfer credits into my graduate program?

It is your responsibility to check with your higher education institution or district to determine how or if they will accept transfers of graduate credits, especially toward degree programs. Typically, transferred credits are only able to be used for elective credits, but some institutions are more, or less, restrictive. Please check with your institution before registering for the credit.