About Us

The Office of Extended Studies (OES) provides continuing education and other outreach activities on behalf of the University of Northern Colorado. Delivery varies from face to face or via distance technologies. All of the extended studies activities and programs support its mission to extend the resources of the University to promote lifelong learning.

Through the Extended Studies centers and online programs, the University of Northern Colorado can serve students throughout the world. Programs and courses are offered:

The University of Northern Colorado is proud to extend, throughout the state of Colorado, a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree, certificate and licensure programs. Some programs have been extended to the world with the convenience of online instruction. Site-based programs are generally offered in weekend formats to fit the needs of adult learners. All programs, whether site-based or online, are delivered with the same academic standards and quality instruction as on campus programs. Most of the programs begin during the fall semester, some each year and some every other year. Admission to the University is required for degree programs and it is recommended to apply no later than the preceding spring semester.

As life long learners, many people begin to think about expanding their educational, professional or personal horizons. It's a fact that continued learning and personal enhancement can boost your productivity and self-esteem. The Office of Extended Studies designs courses to do just that, especially for professionals in the teaching or educational fields.

OES offers credit courses and non-credit courses through workshops, site-based classes, institutes and online. Most workshops and site-based classes are offered on the weekends to accommodate the working professional. On-line courses allow you to study whenever it is convenient - day or night. Courses are offered throughout the year in a variety of areas with some of the most popular being offered each semester. We are available to assist your business, organization, or school district (within Colorado ) in tailoring courses to meet your exact needs in the credit bearing or non-credit areas.

UNC Independent Study courses ( known in the past as correspondence or home studycourses) are self-paced courses that you can complete fully online. Our Independent Study Courses are college-level courses. Today's Independent Study courses take advantage of new technologies available in our online learning system (blackboard), and some include audio and/or video components. We are privileged to have students enrolled from around the world. We are confident that your will find your course a challenging and rewarding experience.

UNC degree seeking students: You may begin an Independent Study course at any time during the semester up until 4 weeks prior to the end of the term. You must finish your course by the end of the semester in which you enrolled.

Non-degree seeking students: Unless otherwise noted in the course description, you may begin an Independent Study course at any time, study at a pace that fits your schedule, and are allowed one year from the date of enrollment to complete the course. This flexibility allows you to acquire additional education while continuing your employment and meeting personal commitments.

Quick Facts

UNC has offered distance education since 1902.

Extended Studies serves about 2,000 students each year.

Our programs are not subsidized by the State of Colorado.

We have been offering online degree programs for more than a decade.

Offering adult education programs in Denver for more than 20 years.

Contact Us

Extended Studies staff are available to answer your questions between 8am-5pm, Mountain Time. Our mailing address is: Office of Extended Studies, University of Northern Colorado, CB 21, Greeley, CO 80639

Main/UNC Campus: (800) 232-1749 (toll free)
(970) 351-2944
FAX: (970) 351-2519
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8a-5p
Michener Library, Room L50
View ES programs currently offered on campus
Various Extended Studies courses and programs are delivered on-campus, online and at the following UNC Centers
Colorado Springs: Phone: (719) 661-7947 (c)
Email: cynthia.swift@unco.edu
  UNC Colorado Springs Center
12320 Oracle Blvd, Suite 110
Colorado Springs, 80921
View ES programs currently offered in Colorado Springs
Denver: Phone: (303) 637-4332, 303-637-4335, or (888) 786-2336
Fax: (303) 340-7229
Email: Laurie Schmaus and Keith Wyatt
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 12:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.; Sat–Sun depending on scheduled class times
  UNC Denver Center at Lowry
1059 Alton Way, Bldg. 758
Denver, CO 80230
View ES programs currently offered in Denver
Loveland: Phone: (970) 351-1693 or (800) 232-1749 (toll free)
After hours number: (970) 593-2724
FAX: (970) 667-2407
Email: teri.courrejou@unco.edu | patricia.schwindt@unco.edu
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm; Fri–Sun depending on scheduled class times
  UNC Loveland Center at Centerra
2915 Rocky Mountain Ave
Loveland, CO 80538
View ES programs currently offered in Loveland

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Online UNC offers many online programs. See our offerings on UNC Online.

Staff Directory



Jeanie York, Executive Director, Extended Studies and UNC Online
(970) 351-1931
Lauren Sullivan, Enrollment Coach
Supporting incoming students from initial questions through the enrollment process
(970) 351-3797
Kristy Kline, Adult Student Recruitment and Retention Coordinator (970) 351-1749
Kris Adolf, Senior External Degree Program Services Coordinator
Student Services, registration, and course scheduling for Extended Studies degree programs in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
(970) 351-1035
Ann O'Connor, External Degree Program Services Coordinator
Student Services, registration, and course scheduling for Extended Studies degree programs in the Center for Urban Education; Center for International Education; and Colleges of Humanities & Social Sciences, Natural & Health Sciences, and Performing & Visual Arts
(970) 351-3209
Stacy Stolen, Director of Professional Development
Individual Courses including workshops, regular and contract courses, non-credit courses, and Independent Study course development.
(970) 351-2594
Shane Mares, Marketing Manager
(970) 351-1709
Dondi Gesick, Marketing Specialist (970) 351-1726
Jeanette Miller, Accounting Technician II
Faculty pay, Instructor travel and reimbursement for program, Degree Program course syllabi collector
(970) 351-2815
Sally Aleman, Administrative Assistant
Professional Development student services, course scheduling, registration, and withdrawal; Independent Study course scheduling
(970) 351-1911
Peggy Elliott, Administrative Assistant
Independent Study student services, registration, and withdrawal
Extended Studies course evaluations
(970) 351-2926
Eric Rees, Office Manager, Extended Studies Campus Office (970) 351-2955
Cynthia Swift, Site Coordinator, UNC Colorado Springs Center (719) 661-7947 (c)
Patti Schwindt or Shae Courrejou, Site Coordinators, UNC Loveland Center at Centerra (970) 351-1693
(970) 593-2724 (c)
Laurie Schmaus and Keith Wyatt, Site Coordinators, UNC Denver Center at Lowry (303) 637-4332, (303) 637-4335,
(970) 518-2810 (c)
Instructional Design and Development (IDD) Team
Sherri Lancton, Instructional Designer (970) 351-2920
Kate Endres, Instructional Designer (970) 351-2128
Sam Dong, Instructional Designer (970) 351-3700
Desiree Pina, Instructional Design Assistant (970) 351-3701