Earning badges in the Edge • U badge program can convert into CEU certificates or graduate credit from Ashland University. At the end of each quarter, we will send you a form to fill out to indicate if you would like to apply your badge points toward CEU certificate hours or toward graduate credit.
CEU Certificate Information
Forward Edge issues CEU certificates to everyone on a quarterly basis (March, June, September, December). Please note, if you choose to receive Ashland graduate credit, we cannot issue you a CEU certificate for any badge points that you will be applying to the graduate credit(s). For example, if you have earned 70 points, you can turn in those points for one graduate credit and two contact hours; you can not turn them in for one graduate credit and 17.5 contact hours. See below for more information on receiving Ashland graduate credit.
- 1 contact hour = 4 points earned in the Edge • U badging program.
Graduate Credit Information
Paying for graduate credit is a separate cost to the individual paid to Ashland University. You can earn up to two graduate credits per grading term from Ashland. Points must be earned and redeemed for graduate credit within one calendar year in order to be eligible for the graduate credit.
- 1 graduate credit hour = 62 points earned in the Edge • U Badging program in a single grading period (fall semester, spring semester, or summer) and costs $180 (paid to Ashland University).
- 2 graduate credit hours = 124 points earned in the Edge • U Badging program in a single grading period (fall semester, spring semester, or summer) and costs $360 (paid to Ashland University).