Registration

Registration


IMPORTANT UPDATES

Registration for Summer 2024 courses (June 24 - August 16) is now closed! 

Please email clp@tc.columbia.edu for any questions.

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Summer 2024 Office Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm. Friday 9am-1pm. 

TC Visitor Policy Update: As of May 28th, all visitors are allowed in TC's campus! Please make sure you bring your ID to sign in. 

Summer 2024 CLP ESL Courses Registration and Schedule

Upcoming CLP Semesters

 CURRENT and FUTURE SCHEDULES

 

Summer 2024:  
Summer 2024 CLP Course Schedule June 24 - August 16, 2024
Summer 2024 Registration Opens March 5, 2024
Summer 2024 Registration Deadline May 28, 2024
Summer 2024 Placement Test Dates June 4 and 5, 2024
Holiday/No CLP Classes July 4 - July 5 (Thursday & Friday)*
Fall 2024:  
Fall 2024 CLP Course Schedule September 23 - December 7, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration Opens Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Fall 2024 Registration Deadline Tuesday, August 27, 2024
Fall 2024 Placement Test Dates September 4 & 5, 2024
Election Day Holiday (no classes) November 5, 2024
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes) November 25 - December 1, 2024

 

* Please note this is the only holiday at the CLP during the semester. Any other federal or religious holidays not listed here, students may use one of their excused absences.

Important Information about Registration

New students for ESL and English special courses must be able to take the placement test on one of the the testing dates in order to be eligible to take classes. Absolutely no exceptions. Tests are available only by appointment, which is made during online registration.

Click here for the upcoming set of placement test dates.

You will select a test time and make an appointment upon registering and paying for your courses. There are no make-up test dates, so please consult your calendar prior to registering. You will not be eligible to take our courses if you cannot come for the placement test.

 

To take the exam in person, students must:

  • Bring their official photo ID
  • Bring their own headphones with a working microphone (if possible)

 

To take the exam remotely, at home, and have it proctored, students must have:

  • High speed Internet
  • A laptop or desktop computer that has a working camera and microphone. The test cannot be done on a phone or iPad/tablet.
  • The Google Chrome browser on their computer. Click here to download Google Chrome.
  • An updated operating system. 
  • A quiet place without other people or distractions for the full appointment time (approximately 2.5 hours).

Space in the following focused skills classes is very limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis every semester: Conversation, Pronunciation, ESL Writing, Grammar & Writing, and TOEFL. We strongly encourage you to take an ESL class as an alternative.  

Students may register for whichever courses they are interested in, however, it is important to know that the focused skills courses (Conversation, Grammar & Writing, ESL Pronunciation, ESL Writing, and TOEFL) have a minimum level requirement of around Intermediate. If the student registering is just beginning with English, these courses won’t be right for them until they have spent several semesters building their English.

Please read the details below very carefully about our refund policy.

EARLY REFUND REQUESTS FOR ALL CLP CLASSES:

  • More than two weeks (14 days) before the semester start date: A full refund will be made upon request. To request a refund more than two weeks (14 days) before the first day of the semester, the student must only forward their payment receipt to clp@tc.columbia.edu and include the reason for the cancellation in the email body. 

LATE REFUND REQUESTS FOR CLP CLASSES ONLY:

  • Between 14 days before the semester start date and the posted refund deadline after classes begin: All refund requests will be subject to a $20 cancellation fee.

LATE REFUND REQUESTS FOR IRLP CLASSES ONLY:

    • Between 7 days before and ONE day after the first in-person or synchronous [live] meeting: All refund requests will be subject to a $20 cancellation fee.

To request a refund during the LATE REFUND REQUEST period, students must:

     1) Complete the refund request form and provide a reason for the cancellation 

     2) Forward their payment receipt to clp@tc.columbia.edu. The staff will process the refund request accordingly.

See more details on the Policy Page of our website. 

REFUND REQUESTS FOR ALL LIVE ESL LESSONS:

  • Refund requests for the Summer Live ESL Lessons will be accepted up to 24 hours before the lesson. All refund requests less than 24 hours before the Lesson will not be accepted.
  • To request a refund,  the student must forward their payment receipt to clp@tc.columbia.edu

 

Students are very strongly encouraged to think about workload and their personal schedules before registering for multiple classes. Students may not register for more than 3 classes.  Any student who registers for more than 3 courses without authorization from the Program will lose his/her seat in the additional courses.

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