Online Courses Now Available for Summer

Frequently Asked Questions

Can minors take classes?

Sorry, no. We currently do not allow minors under the age of 18 to participate in our classes.

I’m a UT student. Can I take these classes?

Yes, and you can get a coupon code for 10% off! So can current and retired UT faculty and staff, along with members of the Texas Exes. Email us to get the code.

I’m not affiliated with UT at all. Can I take these classes?

Absolutely! Informal Classes are open to all adults.

Where can I park at TCC? 

You can find that information on our parking page.

Why didn’t I get a reminder before my class started?

We send reminders for all of our classes approximately two days before their first meeting. Please add our email address to your address book to ensure our messages do not get redirected by your spam filters – tccic@austin.utexas.edu.

Do these classes count for academic or professional development credits?

No. Informal Classes offers non-credit opportunities to learn new skills and explore interesting topics. The Center for Professional Education is one of our sister departments at TEXAS Extended Campus and they do offer many courses and programs that qualify for professional development credits. Similarly, University Extension offers college credit courses.

Can I get a letter of completion?

Possibly, on a case-by-case basis. Please send an email and let us know your needs.

Can I get a refund?

If it is more than two business days before the first class meeting, you can likely receive a refund. Please review our policy to confirm if you are eligible to ask for a refund.

What happens if a class gets canceled?

You will receive a full refund. This can take as little as three days or as much as a full credit card billing cycle before you see it, depending on your bank.

How can I submit information on a course I want to teach? 

We’d love to hear your course ideas! Send us your information through our course proposal form.

My class location says “location TBA by instructor.” What does that mean?

Some of our instructors are artists that teach out of their home studios. To protect their privacy, we will e-mail the exact address to students enrolled in the class before the first day. If you need information about the rough location/neighborhood the class will be in, please contact us.