By registering for a class, students acknowledge and agree with the the AFD school policies as stated on this website.
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 or a credit will be issued if asked. Credit is valid for one year starting from the date of withdrawal.
Early Registration Discount
A 10% early registration discount is available to students who register for all classes once the schedule is posted.
A12% student discount is available to college students for 11-week courses. A current student ID is required at the time of registration.
Pro-rated tuition is only offered if a student is going to miss 3 or more classes of an 11-week class and must be arranged at the time of registration. NO retroactive credits or refunds will be allowed for missed classes. There will be a $30 pro-rate fee administered.
There will be no pro-rating for 5 or 6 week workshops.
Withdrawal from a course must be made in writing addressed to the Director, and should include the reason why. A $30 withdrawal fee will be deducted from the amount of a refund to cover our administrative costs for processing course withdrawals.
11 Week Course Withdrawal
Students must withdraw no later than (5) five days before a course session begins to receive a full refund of course fees only (Membership fees, and the cost of any purchased course materials are non-refundable). If credit is given, it is valid for one year from the date of withdrawal. Once the credit expires, it is no longer valid. Please call us to implement use of credit for a future class.
Students who withdraw after this (5) five-day period, but before the end of the second week of an 11-week course session will receive a partial credit of tuition after subtracting the cost of the two classes that have occurred. If credit is given, it will last for one year from the date of notice of withdrawal. After the year expires, the credit is no longer valid. Please call us to implement use of credit for a future class.
No credit or refund will be issued after the second week of 11-week classes.
5-week or 6-week Workshop Withdrawal
For other types of courses (5-week or 6-week workshops) the time period for partial tuition credit will be reduced as follows: before the
end of the first week.
No refunds will be given for workshops. After the first week, no credit will be issued.
Acquisition of Information
We do not acquire any more information about consumers than is required by law or is otherwise necessary to provide a high level of service efficiently and securely.
Our Employees and Privacy
We train all of our employees about the importance of privacy. We give access to information about consumers only to those employees who require it to perform their jobs.
We make access to privacy-sensitive information subject to rigorous procedural and technological controls, consistent with legal requirements and the demands of customer service.
Disclosure to Third Parties
We will provide individually-identifiable information about consumers to third parties only if we are compelled to do so by order of a duly-empowered governmental authority, we have the express permission of the consumer, or it is necessary to process transactions and provide our services.
Privacy and Our Business Partners