Registration

Registration


Update (Fall, 2020): Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all Fall 2020 classes will be held online, and placement testing will be done remotely from students' homes. This means students are welcome to attend classes from anywhere in the world while we are online! Our teachers are fully trained and prepared to offer engaging and effective online language classes for our students. We look forward to staying connected with you and strengthening our sense of community through online learning during this unusual time!


 

Registration for CLP Fall 2020 is now closed.

 

Placement testing for Fall CLP classes: September 1, 2 & 3. This test is mandatory for all new students. The test will be done remotely from the student's computer at home. Students must have access to: 1) High Speed Internet; 2) A laptop or desktop computer with a working camera and microphone (the test cannot be done on an iPad/tablet or phone); 3) Google Chrome on the computer used for the test; and 4) A quiet place to take the test for about 2.5 hours on the test date.

CLP Fall classes: September 21 to December 5 (online)

Fall 2020 Registration Deadline: August 25. Registration is now closed.

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 at home and have it proctored by Honorlock, 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. Honorlock does not support Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OSX 10.11 and Mac OSX 10.12.  
  • A quiet place without other people or distractions for the full appointment time (approximately 2.5 hours).

Space in the following special 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 special 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 AND IRLP CLASSES:

  • More than 7 days before the semester start date: A full refund will be made upon request. To request a refund more than 7 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 7 days before 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. 

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.

Upcoming CLP Semesters

 

Spring 2021 Dates

Spring 2021 Registration opens: November 4, 2020

Spring 2021 Placement testing: January 5, 6 & 7 (remote)

Spring 2021 CLP Courses: February 8 to April 23

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