Non-Credit Records Retention Policies

Requests for records for Non-Credit Programs
(Applicable to records from 1993 to present)

Because state law does not set records retention guidelines for non-credit programs, the University may or may not have records for non-credit programs.

There are two types of non-credit programs — centrally-administered and independent non-credit programs. If you are unsure whether your program was centrally administered – that is to say, operated by Continuing Education – please contact the Registrar’s office.

Centrally administered Non-Credit Programs
(Previously operated by Continuing Education)

The University does maintain most records for centrally-administered non-credit programs from 1993 to the present. Centrally-administered programs are those operated by Continuing Education, which has also been known by the following names:

  • Extended and Continuing Studies
  • College of Continuing Studies
  • Division of Continuing Studies
  • Center for Continuing Studies
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The University does not have records for centrally-administered non-credit programs through Continuing Education prior to 1993.

Independent Non-Credit Programs

To locate records that were not managed by Continuing Education, please contact the department that administered the program. The Registrar’s Office does not have any records for independent non-credit programs.


The University does not retain copies of certificates for non-credit programs; as such, it is the student’s responsibility to retain any certificates earned.

If the Registrar’s office is able to locate records for a noncredit program, it can supply a letter certifying attendance. Please note, however, that the Registrar can only certify attendance and not successful completion of a program.


Transcripts for centrally administered non-credit programs are typically not available through the university. The following non-credit programs that will have transcripts available are:

  • UCAELI (UConn American English Language Institute), starting in Fall 2013
  • Paralegal Litigation Certificate Program, Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
  • Healthcare Information Technology, Summer 2013 – Summer 2018

To request a transcript for one of the programs indicated above please complete the Non-Credit Transcript Request form and return to the Registrar’s Office.