Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enroll?

Bellarmine University Non-credit courses are open to the public. You do not have to be formally admitted to the university nor are there any minimum education requirements.

Age requirements?

Our Spring and Fall semester courses are designed and developed specifically with the adult learner in mind. The minimum age for all classes is 18 years of age. Exceptions may be allowed if the minor is accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please call the Continuing Education office at 502.272.8166 to inquire. Please note that Summer camps have specific age groups included in their descriptions to guide parents.

When to enroll?

You must register before you attend classes and early registration is strongly advised. Location information and parking passes are emailed one week before each course begins.

How late is too late to register?

We gauge interest in a class approximately one week in advance of its start date. We reserve the right to cancel any class that does not have adequate interest expressed at this point or due to other unforeseen circumstances. To avoid disappointment, register early!

Course Cancellations

We reserve the right to cancel continuing education classes with insufficient enrollment. Enrollees will be notified by phone or email during working hours (please include daytime contact information when enrolling). A full refund is issued to enrollees of cancelled classes. Please note that Continuing Education classes are held during the University’s Undergraduate Spring Break.

Course Changes

In the event of a scheduling or instructor change from the advertised listing, enrollees will be given the option of whether or not to continue with the selection. A refund or credit will be issued on a pro-rated basis.

Payment Methods

Online payments can be made with eCheck (no fee) or via credit card (2.75% fee). We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. 

Is there any type of financial assistance available?

Non-credit courses are not eligible for governmental financial aid. 


The Bellarmine University Bookstore will carry a certain number of texts for each of our scheduled courses that require a text. Call 502.272.8111 for store hours and more information or visit the bookstore’s website. 


Discounts do not apply to materials fees.

  • Seniors age 60+: (10% off) Road Scholar, Veritas courses and some CE courses exempt. Subject to space availability.
  • Veritas Society Members: (15% off CE courses). Some courses exempt. Subject to availability.
  • Bellarmine Alumni: (15% off) Some courses are exempt. Subject to space availability. 
  • Part-Time Bellarmine Students: (25% off) Some courses are exempt. Subject to space availability. 
  • Full-Time Bellarmine Students: (50% off) Some courses are exempt. Subject to space availability.


To withdraw from a course and request a refund, please call 502.272.8166.

  • 100% if notification is received 7 or more working days before the first class.
  • 50% if notification is received fewer than 7 days before the first class.
  • No refund after the course begins.
  • A $20 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds.

Inclement Weather

In the case of inclement weather, the University may close the campus. Announcements made about closures or delays at Bellarmine apply to CE and Veritas courses. To learn of campus closings, tune into local media stations, visit the university website, or call the university main line at 502.272.8000 to hear a recording regarding class cancellations.

Who teaches the course or workshop?

Courses are taught by qualified experts in the area of instruction. Instructors may be Bellarmine University faculty members, professors or local business people. In some cases the university partners with regional and national training providers.

Still have questions? Contact us at 502.272.8166 or at