Human Resources

Wesleyan Courses

Eligibility and Registration

Tenured, tenure-track, and adjunct faculty members appointed for at least half time (.5 FTE or more) and administrative staff serving at least a three-quarter time basis (.75 FTE) and their spouse or qualified domestic partner, are permitted to register in Wesleyan courses as follows:

GRADUATE LIBERAL STUDIES COURSES

After applying to the GLS program, students will be notified if they have been approved to register for courses. Students may take up to two GLS courses (generally six credits) per term in fall, spring or summer terms without payment of tuition (see tax liability information below). Students must pay registration fees (as well as any course fees, if applicable). Eligible students may take more than two courses, but will be expected to pay the tuition for courses beyond six credits. The GLS program and classes are described on the GLS website. Eligible students will be able to register for GLS courses one week after the registration period begins for each term. Matriculation into the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.) or Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (M.Phil.) degree programs is subject to the terms and conditions of the GLS program. Classes taken during work hours may require supervisor approval.

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Wesleyan University employees serving at least a three-quarter time basis (.75 FTE) and their spouses or partners, may register for up to two undergraduate courses during the fall and spring semesters without payment of tuition (see tax liability information below), by applying to the Community Scholars program. For more information about the program, click here. Students are responsible for course fees. Classes taken during work hours may require supervisor approval.

GRADUATE COURSES

Wesleyan University employees serving at least a three-quarter time basis (.75 FTE) and their spouses or partners, may register for up to two graduate courses during the fall and spring semesters without payment of tuition (see tax liability information below) by applying as a Special Graduate Student.  Persons holding a B.A. degree or equivalent are eligible to apply.  Registration fee and course fees (if applicable) are required. Prior to registration, the Special Graduate Student will be required to obtain written permission to enter courses from the instructor of the course in which he or she wishes to be enrolled, and permission from the chair of the department under which the course is offered.  For more information and to apply as a Special Graduate Student, click here.  Classes taken during work hours may require supervisor approval.  

PLEASE NOTE:

  • B.A., M.A., or Ph.D. courses are subject to terms and conditions of course enrollment. Those who wish to be accepted as a full-time candidate for the B.A., M.A. or Ph.D. are required to go through the regular admission process.

 

  • Based upon recent IRS regulations, tuition benefits for employees and/or spouses for undergraduate and graduate courses are taxable for amounts valued over $5,250 annually. Effective January 1, 2007, if the combined annual value of educational assistance exceeds $5,250 for you and/or your spouse, the excess will be included in your federal and state taxable wages for the remainder of the year. The value of the benefit will be incurred consistent with the GLSP withdrawal policy as stated on the GLS site for Graduate Liberal Studies courses, and the Student Accounts site for Undergraduate/Graduate courses.

 

  • Based upon these IRS regulations, tuition benefits for domestic partners are fully taxable. Effective January 1, 2007, the full value of the benefit, when incurred, will be included in your federal and state taxable wages for the remainder of the year. The value of the benefit will be incurred consistent with the GLSP withdrawal policy as stated on the GLS site for Graduate Liberal Studies courses, and the Student Accounts site for Undergraduate/Graduate courses.