Class Participation and Registration Policies

Refund Policy

Important Note: No class transfers or refunds will be granted the start date of or after the first class meeting, for both online and campus-based adult and youth classes.

Campus-Based and Online Adult Classes

All withdrawals and transfers are subject to a $25 nonrefundable cancellation fee.

Adult Classes
Tuition refunds are issued according to the following schedule.

  • If a student withdraws or transfers more than 7 business days prior to the class start date, full tuition, less cancellation/transfer fee, is refunded.
  • If a student withdraws or transfers 7 or fewer business days prior to the class start date, 75% of the tuition, less the cancellation/transfer fee, is refunded.
  • If a student withdraws or transfers the same day of the class start date or thereafter, no refunds or transfers are issued.

Summer Youth Classes
Tuition refunds are issued according to the following schedule:

  • If a student withdraws or transfers more than 14 business days prior to the class start date, full tuition, less cancellation/transfer fee, is refunded.
  • If a student withdraws or transfers 14 or fewer business days prior to the class start date, 75% of the tuition, less the cancellation/transfer fee, is refunded.
  • If a student withdraws or transfers the same day of the class start date or thereafter, no refunds or transfers are issued.

 

Late Registrations, Withdrawals, and Transfers

Late Registration
Adult and teen students may register for most classes after the first class meeting. After the second class meeting, registration is not allowed. Late registration is not allowed for Summer Youth Programs. To register late, call 612.874.3765.

Withdrawals
Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal. Please refer to refund policy and schedule above. To ensure that refunds
are processed promptly, students (or parents) must immediately notify continuing education at 612.874.3765 to withdraw from a class. All refunds are processed from the date continuing education is notified, not the date the student last attended class. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.

Students who have been ill or hospitalized and wish special consideration for a refund must obtain a doctor’s statement indicating that they are unable to complete their class. There can be no exceptions to this policy.

 

Prerequisites, Grades, and Credits

Prerequisites
It is the student’s responsibility to evaluate whether their working skill and knowledge base is equivalent to the listed prerequisites. No refunds or transfers will be granted due to missing prerequisites, except according to the refund schedule above. Questions about curriculum may be directed to continuing education at 612.874.3765.

Grades and Credits
Continuing education classes may be taken on a non- or for-credit basis, depending on the needs of the students and the length of the class. Transcripts will
not be established for students in non-credit classes, nor will students receive a grade. When a for-credit option is available for a class, students may change their status from non-credit to for-credit (or vice versa) until the start of the second class meeting, but not thereafter. When making the change from noncredit to credit an additional fee will be required. All students who enroll in classes for credit will receive a grade (A–F). After the second class, students who withdraw from a class or change from credit to non-credit status will receive a “W” on their transcripts. An incomplete grade is not available for continuing education classes taken for credit. All coursework for credit must be completed before the last day of the class. Students not completing graded work during the dates of the class will receive an "F." Students may contact the MCAD records office to request a transcript.

Letter of Class Completion
This letter is available for students who successfully complete noncredit classes in continuing education. The document indicates that the student attended and completed the class, but does not constitute evaluation of the student’s performance.

 

 

General Policies

Class Cancellations
Continuing education reserves the right to alter its curriculum, cancel classes for any reason including low enrollment, or change faculty without prior notice, when circumstances warrant. In the event a class or workshop is canceled, continuing education
will refund the tuition and fees paid or transfer the tuition into a class in the same semester that has not yet begun. Continuing education assumes no liability for travel expenses or non-refundable airline tickets that cannot be used due to any classes or workshops being canceled, schedule changes, or any misprints in this catalog. All students accept full responsibility for personal injury and/or personal losses during the period of the class.

Age Minimums
Continuing education adheres strictly to age minimums. Students wishing to enroll in an adult general or online learning class must be at least the minimum age as specified in the online class description by the date the class begins. There is no age maximum for adult general or online learning classes, or Art Educator Workshops.

Facilities Fee
Some classes and workshops require the payment of a facility fee. This fee is used to cover the cost of equipment maintenance and commonly used chemicals, inks, paper, etc. in the studio areas.

Facilities Access and Use
Registration in continuing education classes entitles students to use only the MCAD facilities and equipment assigned to the class for which they are registered during the dates of the class. Students are expected to attend all sessions and participate in class in order to maintain their access privileges. Library privileges are also available to all currently registered continuing education students for a moderate semester fee.

Required Supplies and Books
Some classes and workshops require the purchase of supplies and/or books. This is typically stated in the class description, either as a list of supplies to be purchased by the students or as a materials fee paid to MCAD for supplies provided by continuing education. The instructor will announce additional information about supplies at the first class meeting.

Inclement Weather
Classes will not be canceled due to inclement weather unless MCAD closes. If classes must be canceled, we will make every effort to notify current students via the email address provided upon registration. Students can also find this information at mcad.edu or by calling 612.874.3700.

Photography
MCAD photographs its educational programs for noncommercial promotional purposes. Students and parents of students agree to be included in such photographs.

Code of Conduct
MCAD reserves the right to dismiss a student when his/her actions show disrespect for other people or property.

Complaint Resolution Policy
If you are experiencing a problem with a continuing education class or workshop, please speak with the instructor first. If the problem goes unresolved, please address it in writing to the assistant director of continuing education at continuing_education@mcad.edu.

Campus Security and Safety

Nondiscrimination Policy