Step 1: PEP Application

If you are a new DOC staff student, you can apply to take courses through the PEP Staff Education Program by following this link to the application form and essay. The deadline to apply for the Summer 2023 semester is April 30, 2023. 

Please note that the PEP Staff Education Program has limited enrollment slots and new applicants may be placed on a wait list if all enrollment slots are in use by current DOC staff students.

If you are a returning DOC staff student interested in continuing courses, there is no need to complete a second application. However, to indicate your interest in continuing to take Washington University courses, please notify Lily Dollan and Savannah Sowell by:

  • March 1st, if you are planning on taking a summer semester course
  • June 1st, if you are planning on taking a fall semester course
  • October 1st, if you are planning on taking a spring semester course

This application is required for participation in the PEP Staff Education Program.

Step 2: Meet with a School of Continuing & Professional Studies Advisor

New students offered admission to School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) should, prior to registration, schedule a consultation with CAPS academic advisor Lily Dollan to discuss their educational interests and select a course for registration. Returning students are also strongly advised to check-in regularly with their advisor, especially when planning registration for a new semester. 

All new students are expected to sign a staff advising agreement indicating willingness to communicate with an advisor throughout their course, particularly in case of academic or personal difficulties. 

Step 3: CAPS Registration

After admission and an advisor meeting, please register for your Summer 2023 course by May 20, 2023. This registration can be done online through CAPS’s website. 

Step 1: Searching and Adding a Course

Visit CAPS’s online course registration system to browse potential courses and add your course.

Limitations for Registration:

  • Students are currently authorized to register for one (1) course with PEP funding. Contact Savannah Sowell if you are interested in additional courses with PEP funding.
  • Course must be undergraduate, at the 400-level or below.
  • The ACTRAC option cannot be added to courses using PEP funding.

Step 2: Payment

When you reach the Payment section of registration, please follow the instructions here: Payment Directions for PEP Staff Registration

If you have any additional questions, please contact Savannah Sowell (for new students) or Lily Dollan (for returning students).