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Cancellation of Classes Due to Low Enrollment
Because our program is self-sustaining, revenue from course fees must cover instructional and material costs. If revenue is inadequate because registration is below minimum, the Division of Continuing Education may cancel a course. Decisions to cancel a course will be made one week before starting date. Students will be notified via email when a course is canceled. A full refund of course fee(s) will be provided to the student(s).
Students may drop a course at any time before the final class meeting in one of the following ways:
- Online – Go to My Account Login to access your account. After you login, select Drop Course(s) from the left-hand menu under My Account, and complete the steps until you receive a confirmation email.
- Email – Send your written request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail – Mail your written request to UCI Division of Continuing Education Student Services, 510 E Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697
In your written request, please include your name, the course title and number, the course registration number, your phone number, your email address, and the reason for your drop to help us evaluate the quality of our courses and programs. Failure to include any of the required information may delay processing.
It is the student’s responsibility to submit the drop request. Notifying your instructor of your desire to drop does not constitute an official drop request. You will not be automatically dropped from a course due to inactivity. This may result in a failing grade. Additionally, a stop payment on a check or disputed credit card charge does not constitute an official drop and may result in additional fees.
To be eligible for a refund, your written drop request must be received on or before the refund deadline for the course. Please refer to your enrollment confirmation for the course specific refund deadline. Not receiving your enrollment confirmation before the course begins is not justification for seeking a refund.
For short courses with 1 to 4 meetings, the refund deadline is the day before the official course start date.
For courses with 5 or more meetings, the refund deadline is the day prior to the second class meeting. For example, if the second class meeting is on a Monday, the refund deadline for the course is Sunday.
For online courses, the refund deadline is 7 calendar days from and including the official course start date. For example, if the online course begins on Monday, the refund deadline for the course is the following Sunday. Failure to login or access your online course is not justification for seeking a refund.
Some courses and programs, including Concurrent Enrollment and International Programs, may have special refund deadlines. These refund deadlines are listed on the enrollment confirmation.
All refunds are subject to a $35 non-refundable and non-transferable administrative fee per course except when a course is cancelled or rescheduled by UCI Division of Continuing Education. In the event a course is cancelled or rescheduled, a full refund of the course fee will be processed. UCI Division of Continuing Education refunds back to the original payer and in the original form of payment. Please allow a minimum of three weeks for processing. Candidacy, parking, late, and drop fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.