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Community English & Community Language Programs
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Community English & Community Language Programs

Policies

ENROLLMENT

  • Anyone is eligible for classes and the CLP does not require any identification papers or visa documents.
  • We only issue letters of attendance and course completion. Certificates or diplomas are not available.

Completion of the course cannot be a basis for obtaining an F1 student visa, and since we are a non-degree program, credits are not offered.


AGE REQUIREMENT

  • All students must be 18 years of age or older and present a valid photo ID at Registration.


ATTENDANCE AND TRACKING STUDENTS

  • If a student misses 5 classes, he/she cannot pass the course.  If a student is late for 10 classes, he/she cannot pass the course.

TRANSFERS

  • All student transfers to different levels and classes must be approved by both teachers and CLP administrators.

  • Students may not transfer classes after the transfer deadline. For more information, please contact our main office.

  • Continuing students are not eligible for transfer to another level.

NOTE:  Class size is limited.  Students are only accepted during the designated registration periods.  Students are tested during registration and placed in levels before the first class.


REFUNDS

Students must come to the CLP office to get a refund. In order to receive a refund, you must obtain a refund slip from the CLP staff (46E Horace Mann), then proceed to Student Accounts (133 Thompson) during their regular hours of operation. Receipts must be presented in order to receive a refund.

For more information on our refund policy, please contact our main office.


FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

Before classes begin, you will be emailed your class schedules (detailing your level, class(es), class materials, classrooms, dates, times, and instructors), asked to purchase your textbooks, and asked to go to your classrooms the first day of classes. If you cannot find your classroom, please call or come to the CLP main office.

  • ALL STUDENTS MUST SHOW proof of registration on the first day of class.
  • The CEP reserves the right to cancel any classes due to circumstances beyond its control.