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Drop & Refund Policy

Since Extended Education is a self-supporting program, enrollments in courses must be sufficient to pay salaries and other expenses. The following refund procedures have been adopted according to the formula for refunds established in Title V of the California Administrative Code.

A student who, for any reason, finds it impossible to complete the course for which s/he is registered must inform the College of eLearning & Extended Education by completing and submitting the proper forms. Please allow two to four weeks to receive refund. Credit card refunds are in the form of a credit on account.

For refund purposes, the drop will be effective as of the time during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., excepting furlough days) that the College of eLearning & Extended Education receives, or is able to receive notification.

Non-attendance or stopping payment on a check or payment voucher does not constitute an official drop, nor does only notification to the instructor. Drops do not necessarily entitle the student to a refund of fees paid, or the cancellation of fees still due. Refunds or cancellations of fees still due will be computed in accordance with the terms below.

GO TO:

Class cancels

ALL COURSES:

All fees returned.

Drop before the first class session

ALL COURSES:

The entire course fee will be refunded less a $10 drop fee or any non-returnable deposit. The drop will be effective on the time during normal business hours that notification is received.

Drop on or after the first class session

OPEN UNIVERSITY (FALL/SPRING)/HIGH SCHOOL CONCURRENT
(semester-long courses):

65% of fees collected will be refunded until the end of the fourth week of the semester. No refund will be issued after the end of the fourth week of the semester.

During the first four weeks of instruction, a student may drop a class without obtaining instructor approval and no notation will be recorded on the student’s academic record. The student must complete a Drop Form available from the College of eLearning & Extended Education.

After the first four weeks of classes, Instructor, Department Chair approval, and a serious and compelling reason is required. The student must submit the completed Drop Form to the College of eLearning & Extended Education. A “W” grade is recorded on the academic record. Failure to officially drop will result in a failing grade. The drop will be effective as of the time during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) that Extended Education receives, or is able to receive notification.

All courses, including arranged classes, i.e., Directed/ Independent/Conference studies and Graduate Continuous Enrollment, are considered to have begun on the first day of the semester (e.g., if you enroll midterm for an independent study, for refund purposes you have begun your studies on the first day of classes for that semester). Refunds will be computed on this basis.

SUMMER SESSION:   See summer refund schedules below.

EXTENSION, SPECIAL SESSION, NON-CREDIT
COURSES [FIVE MEETINGS DURATION OR LONGER]:

65% of fees collected will be refunded until 25% of the course time has elapsed, after which no refund will be made. The instructor’s signature on drop form is required. Failure to officially drop will result in a failing grade.

Courses of four meetings or less: a student is not eligible for a refund if drop from the course occurs at any time after the course has begun.

Retroactive refunds

Requests for retroactive refunds due to extenuating circumstances must be received within six months of the last day of the course.

See Retroactive Credit for details.

SUMMER 2014 REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
Extension, Special Session, OLLI and non-credit

SUMMER 2014

REGISTRATION DEADLINES: Extension, Special Session, OLLI and non-credit

ADD without a late fee Prior to 2nd class meeting
ADD with a $25 late fee Before 25% of course time has elapsed
DROP and receive full refund minus $10 drop fee Prior to 1st class meeting
DROP without a serious and compelling reason and receive partial (65%) refund Before 25% of course time has elapsed
DROP with a serious and compelling reason (no refund) Before 75% of course time has elapsed
FILE to take a course CREDIT/NO CREDIT Before 50% of course time has elapsed

The Summer Refund Schedules below are subject to change.

Summer Extension DROP/Refund Schedule

Drop on or after the first class session

COURSE DURATION

 DATE DROPPED

 REFUND AMOUNT

5 meetings or more

Prior to the first class session

Total fee minus $10 drop fee

On or after the first day

65% of fees collected will be refunded
until 25% of the course time has elapsed

After 25% of course time elapsed

No refund

4 meetings or less

Prior to the first class session

On or after the first day

Total fee minus $10 drop fee

No refund

Summer SESSION &
Special Session DROP/Refund Schedule

 

Date dropped

Refund Amount

5+ week
session

Prior to the first class session

Total fee minus $10 drop fee

First two days of class

Total fee minus the fee for one unit

Any other day of the first week

(Total fee minus the fee for one unit) x  65%

Any day of the second week

(Total fee minus the fee for one unit) x  25%

After second week

No refund

3-4 week
session

Prior to the first class session

Total fee minus $10 drop fee

First two days of class

Total fee minus the fee for one unit

Any other day of the first week

(Total fee minus the fee for one unit) x  65%

Any day of the second week

No refund

2 week
session
or less

Prior to the first class session

Total fee minus $10 drop fee

After the first class session

No refund


One unit courses must be dropped prior to the first meeting for students to be eligible for a refund of total fees minus $25 service charge. There is no refund any time after the class begins.

The time of drop shall be determined by the date written notification is received by the College of eLearning & Extended Education, or postmark on mailed notification, whichever occurs first.

Arranged classes, i.e. Directed/Independent/Graduate Continuous Enrollment/Conference Studies, are considered to have begun on the first day of the semester. (If you enroll midterm for an arranged class, for refund purposes you have begun your studies on the first day of the term.)


PAST SEMESTER

SPRING 2014: Extension, Special Session, OLLI and non-credit

SPRING 2014 Extension deadlines

Deadline to: Full semester courses Extension, Special Session, OLLI and non-credit
DROP and receive full refund minus $10 drop fee Jan. 17 Prior to 1st class meeting
ADD without a late fee Feb. 3 Prior to 2nd class meeting
ADD with a $25 late fee Feb. 17 Before 25% of course time has elapsed
DROP without a serious and compelling reason and receive partial (65%) refund Feb. 17 Before 25% of course time has elapsed
File to change grade option to AUDIT Feb. 17 Before 25% of course time has elapsed
File to take a course credit/no credit March 17 Before 50% of course time has elapsed
DROP with a serious and compelling reason (no refund) April 7 Before 75% of course time has elapsed

 

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