What is the time commitment per week?

On average, you should anticipate 8 to 10 hours per week.

Can the course be taken from anywhere, including outside the US?

Yes. However, the Instructor led weekly live sessions are 8-9pm EST. While participation in these sessions is not required, it does offer unique access to highly interactive Q&A sessions. All sessions will be recorded and posted afterwards in the online classroom for students to view at any time during the course.

What types of assignments will we be asked to complete?

Course assignments vary: project based, reviewing of peer work, discussions, reading material, short videos, quizzes, personal reflection, and case studies.

How many people will be in my course?

The course is setup in sections of up to 25 students. You will be interacting with these students in the online course space via discussion boards and assignment feedback.

Are there any live sessions or components to this course?

The class will meet online on Wednesday nights at 8PM EST for about an hour.  Attendance is not required, but this is the best chance for you to interact with our instructors and ask questions. The sessions will be recorded and posted on Blackboard for you to watch or review at any time during the course.

What experience or knowledge of digital marketing is required to benefit from this course?

Are materials included? If yes, will they all be housed on the online site?

Yes, all course materials are included in the price and will be accessed through Blackboard, our online platform.

What is the payment policy for this program?

Students may register by paying the full $1,695 program fee online via credit card or by calling us at 802-656-8407 to make a partial payment of $500. Should you make a partial payment, the remaining $1,195 must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to the start of this offering. If payment is not received by then, you will automatically be dropped from the course the following business day. Refunds will be issued less a $25.00 cancellation fee.

What is the refund policy for this program?

If you need to cancel your attendance, you must notify us via email at noncredit@uvm.edu or call us at (802) 656-8407 at least three business days prior to the start date of the course to receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. If a medical condition necessitates cancellation/withdrawal (documentation provided), this will be reviewed by our Studies Committee for any type of refund.

Veterans Benefits

The University of Vermont is able to certify VA benefits for the Digital & Social Selling Specialist Professional Certificate. If you intend to use VA benefits for this program, please apply to the program and contact UVM’s Veterans Affairs Coordinator, David Carlson, via email at dcarlson@uvm.edu or by phone at (802) 656-0581, and Program Coordinator, Kelly Baldwin at Kelly.Baldwin@uvm.edu, to inform the university of these intentions. To register please call our Noncredit Office at (802) 656-8407.

How many Continuing Education Units (CEUs) is this program approved for?

The Digital Marketing Fundamentals Professional Certificate has been approved for 6 CEUs. You must successfully complete the program in order to receive the CEUs. CEUs will be printed on the certificate of completion.

How will I be graded?

You will be assessed on your attendance and participation in class, completion of homework assignments, and comprehension of the course material. Some assignments may be project based, along with online student discussions, and readings. The instructor may also give a quiz periodically to assess comprehension of the material. Students must successfully participate in 70% of the program in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Because this is a non-credit program there is no transcript.

Will I receive a 1098-T for this program?

1098-T forms are not issued for this program. However, you may be eligible for a tax credit without this form if you meet IRS requirements. For more information, please see this link https://www.irs.gov/individuals/llc or consult with a tax professional.