Adult Programs: Registration, Payment, and Policies
Registration and Payment
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Note: Registration will be accepted but not processed prior to the start of the registration period.
Students enrolling in Adult Continuing Education courses must be 18 years of age or older and have received a high school diploma or equivalent. Registration is accepted by fax, in person, by mail, and phone on a first come, first served basis. A completed registration form and payment in full is required at the time of registration. Note: Online registration and payment is not currently available.
Continuing Studies accepts checks, credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA), and money orders. If paying by check or money order, please make payable to SAIC and include the student’s name, ID number (if available), and term (i.e., fall 2012).
Registration will not be accepted following the second class.
Students in the Adult Continuing Education program are expected to adhere to the Student Rights and Responsibilities-Adult Continuing Education available on the Forms and Downloads page.
Cancellations and Schedule Changes
Continuing Studies reserves the right to cancel or alter the fees, schedule, or staffing of courses when circumstances warrant. If a cancellation or change is necessary, students will be notified prior to the first class, and students enrolled in cancelled courses will have the option of taking another class or receiving a full refund.
Note: Courses with low enrollment may be cancelled a week or more prior to the start date, thus early registration is encouraged.
All withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the student's name, ID number, and course information. The date the request is received in writing is the date used to calculate the refund amount.
- 100 percent tuition refund prior to the second class
- No refunds will be issued after the second class
Refunds take four to six weeks to process, depending on payment type.
Note: Nonattendance does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor a cancellation of tuition and fees.
Enrollment Verification and Letter of Successful Completion/Student Evaluation
The Registration Statement serves as Enrollment Verification [PDF] for the courses listed.
SAIC records the courses for which a student registers on the permanent record. SAIC adheres to a credit/no credit grading system, as does Adult Continuing Education (ACE) in Continuing Studies (CS). The instructor may use this form to verify successful completion and give a written evaluation of student performance.
ACE courses are not offered for credit and are indicated by the grading basis AUD, or Audit, on the Registration Statement. Students enrolled in noncredit (Audit) courses at SAIC are required to attend all class sessions, successfully complete all coursework, and pay the tuition amount indicated on the Statement of Account.
If a student requires verification of successful completion of a course in lieu of credit or grade for purposes of reimbursement or any other reason, the student may request a Letter of Successful Completion/Student Evaluation [PDF], which will be completed by the instructor at the end of the course. The instructor may also use this form to give a written evaluation of student performance. The Letter of Successful Completion/Student Evaluation is for student use only and will not be documented on the permanent record.
International Student Support
SAIC does not issue immigration support documents for international students participating in nondegree Continuing Studies programs including noncredit Adult Continuing Education courses and certificate programs, and degree program courses for nonmatriculated students.