Terms and Conditions
Continuing Studies English Students: Policies and procedures for all Continuing Studies English courses can be found here: http://cledsp.georgetown.edu/CSE/policies/
When a student registers for non-credit certificate program(s), course(s) or event(s) at the School of Continuing Studies, they incur the cost of tuition. In some cases, a student may be permitted to defer payment to a third party; however, the student remains responsible for any unpaid tuition or fees. Students should periodically review enrollment through the MY SCS Student Portal. Failure to receive an enrollment confirmation email message is not justification for seeking a refund.
Cancellation of Certificate Programs and Courses
All courses are offered contingent upon sufficient enrollment. If a course must be cancelled, all students will be notified at least two (2) calendar days before the class's start date and will receive a 100% tuition refund.
Withdrawing from Certificate Programs, Courses, and Events
In order to officially drop or withdrawal from a course or event, the enrolled student must follow the steps below:
- Review the applicable Withdrawal/Refund Policy in the Noncredit Student Handbook.
- Log in to the My SCS Non-credit Student Portal using your NetID and password.
- Select "My Enrollment History."
- Request a drop by selecting the button that appears next to the desired course.
- Follow the prompts until you receive a confirmation.
- To withdraw from a Certificate Program, repeat steps 2-5 until a request to drop has been made for all of the desired courses.
After submitting your request please allow three business days for a staff member to review your account. The "Request a Drop" button will only appear next to courses that can be dropped or withdrawn.
Refunds will be calculated based on the time the request is submitted through the MY SCS Student Portal. Refunds will be issued within 45 days of the students' request.
Refunds for program and course registrations are granted under the following criteria:
Open Enrollment Programs and Courses
For courses that do not require an application for enrollment (i.e. open enrollment), refunds are computed based on the date and time that a student’s request to withdraw is received in writing or via the Online Student Portal by the Student Accounts Office at the Center for Continuing & Professional Education (CCPE).
All course section registrations are subject to a non-refundable $100.00 deposit. Students who withdraw five (5) calendar days or more before the published start date of a course section will receive a full refund of tuition paid less the non-refundable deposit. All refunds are calculated on a per course section basis. Students will not receive a refund if a withdraw request is received four (4) or fewer calendar days before the published start date of a course section or after a course section has started. All registrations within four (4) or fewer calendar days of the course section start date or after a course section has started are non-refundable.
Withdraw Timeframe Allowable Refund* Amount Charged to Student Five (5) calendar days or more before the published start date of the course section Full course section tuition refund less $100.00 non-refundable deposit $100.00 Four (4) or fewer calendar days before the published start date of the course section or after the course section has started $0.00 Full course section tuition
*Special refund policies may apply to military tuition benefits
For programs that require an application for enrollment (i.e. application-based programs), refunds are computed based on the date and time that a student’s request to withdraw is received in writing or via the Online Student Portal by the Student Accounts Office at the Center for Continuing & Professional Education (CCPE).
Upon registration for an application program, students are subject to a non-refundable $250.00 deposit. Students who withdraw from an application-based program 21 calendar days or more before the published start date of the first course section in the program will receive a full refund of tuition paid less the non-refundable deposit and any application fees. Students who submit a withdraw request 20 or fewer calendar days before the published start date of the first course section in the program will be charged the full tuition for the first course section in the program plus the non-refundable deposit. Students will receive a full tuition refund for all other course sections in the program.
Withdraw Timeframe Allowable Refund* Amount Charged to Student Twenty-one (21) calendar days or more before the published start date of the first course section in the program Full course section tuition refund less $250.00 non-refundable deposit $250.00 Twenty (20) calendar days or fewer before the published start date of the first course section in the program Full course section tuition refunds for all courses in the program except the first course section Full tuition for the first course section in the program plus the $250.00 non-refundable deposit After the start of the first course section in the program Full tuition refund for courses sections not started Full tuition for course sections completed or started (but not completed) plus the $250.00 non-refundable deposit
*Special refund policies may apply to military tuition benefits
Any appeals in regards to withdrawal and refund policies can be submitted in writing to the CCPE Student Accounts Office within one (1) calendar year of the course start date. The CCPE Refund Appeals Committee reviews all appeals requests. All decisions of the CCPE Refund Appeals Committee are final.
Summer Programs for High School Students
Students enrolled in the Summer Programs for High School Students should take note of the following refund policy*:
1. For the high school credit programs, which include Fundamentals, Summer College, and Summer Honors Intensive, the tuition refund policy can be found on the Summer School website. Please note that the add/drop period for credit programs falls within the first three days of classes in a given session. A student who withdraws after the add/drop period receives a "W" on his or her academic transcript.
Housing and the Pre-College Fee are non-refundable two weeks or closer to the program start date. Withdrawals must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. For the high school non-credit programs, which include the College Preparatory Program and the Institutes, students may drop up to three weeks before their program begins and receive a full refund. After that time, no refund will be granted.
3. Students who are dismissed from any high school summer program for any reason do not receive a refund.
*The Summer at Georgetown refund policy is based upon costs incurred from program tuition, activities fees, housing, and meal plans.
Event (Conference) Refund Policy
Unless otherwise published, event participants who drop prior to the start of an event will receive a full refund of the event registration charge(s) paid, less the nonrefundable deposit (described below). All refunds are calculated on a per event basis.
Nonrefundable Deposit: The first $50.00 of all event registration charges is a nonrefundable deposit. This fee is required to cover event registration processing and administrative fees. No other nonrefundable fees are required prior to the start of an event.
Withdrawing After the Start of an Event: If a participant withdraws after an event begins, no refunds will be issued.
Course and Program Schedule Changes
Course and program dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change. If a course or program is canceled, Georgetown University will refund the tuition in full but is not responsible for travel, accommodations, or other expenses incurred by the studen
Tuition Waivers and Discounts (CCPE Courses and Certificates Only)
Course tuition waivers are not granted. CCPE offers tuition discounts for alums, groups, and select partner organizations. Only one tuition discount may be applied at time of registration. Tuition discounts cannot be combined. Tuition discounts are not applied retroactively after registration. Application fees may be waived on a case-by-case basis depending on needs and/ or an applicant's specific circumstances. All waivers must be sent to email@example.com and approved by CCPE administration.
Georgetown University Policies
Students are responsible for observing general University policies and regulations concerning student conduct found on the University website at studentconduct.georgetown.edu.