Registrations will be accepted in the order received. A course will be declared “closed” when payment for a maximum of twelve (12) registrations has been received, (See the information under “Payment” below). Please note that a minimum of four registrations is required to open a course. If this minimum is not met, students who have already registered for the course will be offered other options, including registering for a different course.
If students who have already registered wish to keep a course open with fewer than 4 students, course fees for SEMI-PRIVATE INSTRUCTION will apply.
For course-level placement purposes, non-beginner students who have not previously studied at the Alliance Française must be evaluated by Alliance Française staff before registering for a course.
Membership in the Alliance Française is required in order to register for Alliance Française courses. The non-refundable membership fee is valid for 12 full months. Membership privileges include, in addition to eligibility to participate in our French language instruction program, borrowing rights to our library (French books and videos), free or discounted admission to various cultural and leisure activities, and discounts on goods and services from various companies and local organizations.
Course fees must be paid in full before students attend the first class. A student will not be considered registered for a course until full payment has been made.
The Alliance Française reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration. Course fees already paid for a cancelled class will be refunded based on the original method of payment.
Early Registration Discount
A 10% early registration discount is available to students who register for a 11-week class for adults before the end of the prior session. There is no early registration discount for children’s classes.
A 10% student discount is available to college students for 11-week courses. A current student ID is required at the time of registration.
Prorated tuition is typically only offered if a student is going to miss 3 or more classes of a 11-week class and must be arranged at the time of registration. NO retroactive credits or refunds will be allowed for missed classes. Please contact us for more information and pricing details.
Withdrawal from a course must be made in writing, addressed to the Director, and should include a request for either a refund (if available) or a tuition credit. A $30.00 withdrawal fee will be deducted from the amount of all refunds and tuition credits to cover our administrative costs for processing course withdrawals.
Students must withdraw no later than (5) five days before a course session begins to receive a refund of course fees only (Membership fees, and the cost of any purchased course materials are non-refundable). Students who withdraw after this five-day period, but before the end of the second week of a 11-week course session will receive a partial credit of tuition paid after subtracting for our withdrawal fee and elapsed classes.
No credit for previously paid course fees will be issued after the second week of 10-week classes. For other types of courses (5-week, 6-week workshops) the time period for partial tuition credits will be reduced as follows: for 5 or 6 week workshops before the end of the first week.