College Credit

get started by choosing your course type

 

You can earn college credit through the University of Utah, Western State Colorado University or even through your own school for the leadership, environmental studies, risk management, and outdoor skills learned at NOLS.

Choose the type of NOLS course or event you'll be attending from the list to get started. 

 

 

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NOLS Expedition Courses

Step 1. Check for an Existing Relationship

Check to see if your school already has a relationship with NOLS via direct credits or University of Utah credits.

 

Step 2. Chat with your academic advisor about credit options

If your school doesn’t already have a relationship with NOLS, schedule a time to talk to an academic advisor at your college. Be sure to bring a University of Utah course list and your NOLS course description. In your meeting, ask about transferring credit from University of Utah or Western State Colorado University. Be aware that if you're participating with AmeriCorps or want to pay with a 529 College Savings Plan you must get credit through Western. You can also ask if you're eligible to receive direct credit from your institution. If your advisor wants to establish a relationship with NOLS, have them reach out to our University Relations Coordinator Libby Gadbois to start a conversation.

 

Step 3. Review next steps for how to get your credit

Once you know what type of credit that your college will accept, follow the steps below. If you are planning on transferring credits to your school, be sure to ask how the credits will transfer, and what kind of credits your school will count them as.

 

Credits and Pricing

$72 per credit hour earned. Please note that this is due at least 10 days prior to your course start date. The optional college credit fees are in addition to the course tuition. Registration is not possible after your course has started.

Graduate-level courses are all two credits only (even when the equivalent undergraduate course is offered for 3 or more credits).

Before Your Course

Apply for your course through the NOLS website. Choose University of Utah in the list of institutions in the “Academic Credit” section of the dashboard. Choose the credits you wish to receive and pay for them at least 10 days prior to the start of your course. Some courses are eligible for graduate credit. For more detail refer to the University of Utah Credit Information Document.

During Your Course 

Build your interests into your course goals! Talk with your instructors about any particular skills or knowledge you feel you’ll need to learn and demonstrate to get the most out of your academic credit. 

After Your Course

To receive academic credit, you need to have University of Utah submit a transcript to your school. To receive an official transcript, or have one sent to your school, call the registrar’s office at 801-581-5808 to get your university ID number, then order your transcript. Transcripts are not available until after the close of the term in which your course occurs. Please refer to the chart below.

NOLS Course Start Date
Transcript Availability
December 29 - March 31 Available July 1st
April 1 - August 15 Available September 30th
August 16 - December 28 Available February 10th

For more information, contact:

University of Utah Registrar’s office 801-581-5808

 

Credits and Pricing

$125 per credit earned.

Before Your Course

Registration with Western must be completed no less than 30 calendar days before the course start to allow for processing time and course space availability.  Apply for your course on the NOLS website, then request and complete the Western State Colorado University NOLS Expedition Registration Packet and send it to Western according to the packet directions.

For more detail on Western’s registration process go here

During Your Course 

Build your interests into your course goals! Talk with your instructors on any particular skills or knowledge you feel you’ll need to learn and demonstrate to get the most out of your academic credit. 

After Your Course

Three weeks after your course is completed, you’ll need to submit the assignment described in the Western Registration packet to Western for final grading. Once your assignment has been graded, ask WSCU when you can expect a transcript. You must request a transcript and submit it to your school to receive credit. 
 

Contact

Anne Chavez

Outdoor Programs Staff
archavez@western.edu
970-943-2886

Mailing Address:
Western State Colorado University
Extended Studies, Taylor 303
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231


Phone: 970-943-2885
Fax: 970-943-7068
Email: outdoorprograms@western.edu

 

 

Before Your Course

If your school already has a relationship with NOLS, apply for your course on the website, and choose your college in the list of institutions in the “Academic Credit” section of the dashboard. If your school is open to forming a new relationship with NOLS, speak with your advisor and our University relations coordinator for the best way to get your credit. 

During Your Course 

Build your interests into your course goals! Talk with your instructors on any particular skills or knowledge you feel you’ll need to learn and demonstrate to get the most out of your academic credit. 

After Your Course 

If you school directly accepts credit from NOLS, speak with your advisor on what the school needs to see from you or NOLS to qualify for academic credit. 

 

 

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NOLS Wilderness Medicine Courses

Step 1.Talk to your academic advisor

Schedule a time to talk to an academic advisor at your college about academic credit. Ask about transferring Western State Colorado University or University of Utah credit. Your school may have a preference. Please note that if you’re participating through Americorps you must apply for academic credit through Western. 

 

Step 2. REVIEW NEXT STEPS FOR HOW TO GET YOUR CREDIT

Once you know what type of credit that you'll be applying for, read the steps below for your chosen path. If you are planning on transferring credits to your school, be sure to ask how the credits will transfer, and what kind of credits your school will count them as.

 

Credits and Pricing

  • WEMT 9 credits HEDU 5980 Sec 30 $550
  • WFR 3 credits HEDU 3980 Sec 30 $300
  • WFA 1 credit HEDU 1960 Sec 30 $95
  • WUMP 4 credits HEDU 3970 Sec 30 $350

During Your Course

To apply for credit through University of Utah, register and pay for the credits through their website. You will receive a confirmation email from the school. For questions regarding the credits, please contact the Center for Emergency Programs of the Department of Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah at 801-581-4512 or uucep@utah.edu .
 

After Your Course

To receive academic credit, you need to have University of Utah submit a transcript to your school. To order transcripts, visit the Transcripts and Verification page of the University website. Sign in using the information emailed to you by the University when you signed up for credits. If you have problems ordering a transcript you can call the transcript office at (801) 581-8965. For problems signing in to your U account, contact the computer help desk at  (801) 581-4000.

Transcripts are not available until after the close of the term in which your course occurs. Please refer to the chart below.

NOLS Course Start Time 
Transcript Availability
July 20 – December 1 Available December 27
December 1 – April 7 Available May 14
April 7 – July 20 Available August 13

 

Credits and Pricing 

  • WEMT 6 credits ROE 397 $480
  • WUMP 1 credit ROE 397 $80
  • WFR 3 credits ROE 397 $240
  • WAFA 1 credit ROE 397 $80
  • WFA 0.5 credit ROE 397 $60 
  • WFR-R 1 credit ROE 397 $80
  • Hybrid WFR-R 1 Credit ROE 297 $80
  • WMPP 0.5 credit ROE 397 $60 
  • WME 0.5 credit ROE 397 $60
  • MED 5 credits ROE 397 $400

Before Your Course

Registration with Western must be completed no less than 30 calendar days before the course payment is due to allow for processing time and course space availability.

  1. Select your NOLS Wilderness Medicine course.

  2. Complete the Western State Colorado University (Western) NOLS Wilderness Medicine Registration Packet.

For more detail on Western’s registration process through AmeriCorps or 529 Plan go here

After Your Course

After your course, follow the instructions in the Western Wilderness Medicine Registration packet to get your academic credit. You must request a transcript and submit it to your school to receive credit. 

Contact
 

Outdoor Programs Staff at Western

Mailing Address:
Western State Colorado University
Extended Studies, Taylor 303
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

Phone: 970-943-2885
Fax: 970-943-7068
Email: outdoorprograms@western.edu

 

Before Your Course

Ask your institution if you need to do anything prior to or during your course to qualify for credit. 

After Your Course

If your school directly accepts credit from NOLS, speak with your advisor on what the school needs to see from you or NOLS to qualify for academic credit. 

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Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Step 1. Talk to your academic advisor

Schedule a time to talk to an academic advisor at your college to confirm you can get credit for attending the Wilderness Risk Management Conference. Ask about transferring University of Utah credit, Western State Colorado University credit, or receiving direct credit from your institution. This is at the discretion of your college, and will be up to you to coordinate. Please note that if you’re participating with Americorps you must get credit through Western.  

 

Step 2. REVIEW NEXT STEPS FOR HOW TO GET YOUR CREDIT

Once you know what type of credit that your college will accept, follow the steps below. If you are planning on transferring credits to your school, be sure to ask how the credits will transfer, and what kind of credits your school will count them as. 

 

Credits and Pricing

$140 for 2 credits earned. 

Before the Conference

Complete and return the University of Utah/NOLS college credit registration form at least ten days prior to the conference. You can access the form and get details on how to submit it here. Review the document also to get a sense of what you will need to do during the conference to qualify for credit. 

During the Conference

Review the University of Utah Syllabus document to get a sense of what you will need to do during the conference to qualify for credit.

After the Conference

After the conference, submit necessary documentation and an Action Plan (detailed in the Syllabus) to qualify for credit. To receive academic credit, you need to have University of Utah submit a transcript to your school.To receive an official transcript, or have one sent to your school, call the registrar’s office at 801-581-5808 to get your university ID number, then order your transcript
Transcripts are not available until after the close of the term.
 

Contact

Kirk L Nichols, M.S.
kirk.nichols@health.utah.edu
University of Utah's registar's office: 801-581-5808

 

Credits and Pricing

1 credit, please contact Western directly for pricing

Before the Conference

Registration with Western must be completed no less than 30 calendar days before the conference start to allow for processing time and course space availability. 

  1. Register for the WRMC conference here.

  2. Request and complete the Western State Colorado University (Western) NOLS Expedition Registration Packet and send it to Western according to the packet directions.

For more detail on Western’s registration process through AmeriCorp go here.

During the Conference

Review your registration packet from WSCU to see if you need to do anything during the conference to qualify for credit.

After the Conference

After the conference, follow the instructions in the Western Wilderness Medicine Registration packet to get your academic credit. You must request a transcript and submit it to your school to receive credit. 

Contact

Phone: 970-943-2885
Fax: 970-943-7068
Email: outdoorprograms@western.edu