Mature Learners Program FAQ
How can I be on your mailing list in order to register?
If you would like to be placed on the mailing list, you may use the e-mail link on our website.
When will the mailing with the registration materials go out?
We expect to mail registration materials the last week in August. Registration will begin immediately thereafter. Please be aware that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Mail and walk up registrations will be processed in the order we receive them. No exceptions.
What is the cost of the program?
$250 for the full seven-week program (lunch at the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall is included). The cost is per person and there are no discounts for couples.
Can I register over the phone?
Telephone or email registrations are not possible. We must receive your written registration forms with your payment before we can confirm your participation. Please stop by and see us in our office, located on the 2nd Floor of Filene Hall (the former Music Building).
Can I pay with a credit card?
No. Please pay by personal check.
May I send my check in advance to hold my place and register when the mailing arrives?
You must send in your registration forms along with your check in order to register for the program.
What is your refund policy?
If you need to cancel your registration please contact our office seven (7) days before the start date to receive a full refund. If a situation arises within 7 days prior to the start of the program, please contact our office at 518-580-5596 and the director will review the situation to determine if a refund can be granted and we will notify you accordingly.
Once the program begins, we cannot refund registration fees.
Before I sign up I would like a list of the lectures; will you send me one?
Because we must wait until the beginning of the semester to communicate with the faculty, the actual program of lectures is available just before the start of the program. If we are in a position to include the schedule with registration confirmations, we will do so. If not, the schedule may be posted to our website and it will definitely be distributed on the first day of the program.
If I cannot make all of the lectures, can a friend of mine come in my place?
You cannot substitute friends for yourself if you have to miss lectures. We must keep accurate track of who is attending the program for insurance and safety reasons. You must get the permission of the program staff before bringing an unregistered person to the program.
I’m unable to attend on my scheduled day, can I attend on the other day?
If, for unexpected reasons, you cannot attend on the day you are registered for, you may attend on the other day so that you do not miss the week’s lectures.