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Drop and Refund Policy

HSLDA Online Academy Drop and Refund Policy

Effective for all 2019–20 academic year course enrollments

Requesting to Drop a Course: A student who wishes to drop a course must make the drop request online via his or her student account. Once logged in, the student will find the name of the course to be dropped listed under “Current and previous course enrollments” and may click the “drop this course” link beside the course name.

Refund Eligibility: A student who requests to drop a course will be eligible for a partial refund of course tuition up to the tenth business day of the semester when the course begins. After the tenth business day, no refunds are available. Tuition is nontransferable between courses and cannot be deferred to a later term. The $25 registration fee is non-refundable. 

For any drop requests submitted on or before the semester start date, the registrant will receive a refund of $125 less (per dropped course) than the original tuition amount paid. $125 of the tuition for each course is non-refundable (in addition to the $25 registration fee).

For any drop requests submitted from the second day of the semester through the tenth business day of the semester, the registrant will receive a 60% refund of the original tuition amount paid.

Please note the drop and refund policies for Moot Court Intensive and SAT® Prep Genius are different than our normal drop and refund policy listed above. 

Moot Court Intensive Drop and Refund policy: For any drop requests submitted before January 27, 2020 (10 business days from the start of the course), the registrant will receive a $100 refund. No tuition refunds will be offered after January 27, 2020. The $25 registration fee is non-refundable. 

SAT® Prep Genius Drop and Refund policy: For any drop requests submitted by the 10th business day of the course, the registrant will receive a $100 refund. No tuition refunds will be offered after the 10th business day of the course. The $25 registration fee is non-refundable. 

 

2019–20 Academic Year Refund Eligibility Deadlines:

Monday, July 1, 2019 End of summer Add/Drop Period (tenth business day of the course): last day to drop a Summer SAT® Prep Genius enrollment for a $100 tuition refund.
   
Monday, August 19, 2019 Fall-Semester Start Date: last day to drop a fall-semester or yearlong course for a refund of the tuition amount minus $125.
Early fall SAT® Prep Genius course begins.
   
Monday, September 2, 2019 End of Fall Add/Drop Period (tenth business day of semester): last day to drop a fall-semester or yearlong course for a 60% tuition refund. Last day to drop an early fall SAT® Prep Genius enrollment for a $100 tuition refund.
   
Monday, January 6, 2020 AP® Macroeconomics Start Date: last day to drop AP® Macroeconomics for a refund of the tuition amount minus $125.
   
Monday, January 13, 2020 Spring-Semester Start Date: last day to drop a spring-semester course for a refund of the tuition amount minus $125.
   
Monday, January 20, 2020 End of AP® Macroeconomics Add/Drop Period (tenth business day of the course): last day to drop a spring-semester course for a 60% tuition refund.
   
Monday, January 27, 2020 End of Spring Add/Drop Period (tenth business day of semester): last day to drop a spring-semester course for a 60% tuition refund. Last day to drop Moot Court for a $100 tuition refund.

Please be aware that the drop period for yearlong courses is aligned with the fall-semester drop period. If a student withdraws from a yearlong course after the fall drop period ends, but before the spring semester begins, please know that the student will not receive a prorated refund for the spring semester.

Drop and Refund Processing: When a student’s drop request is being processed, the student and his or her parent(s) will receive an email confirming that the request has been received, along with a statement of the total amount to be refunded (if applicable). In the event that there is a refund, HSLDA will credit the original purchaser’s credit card account (to refund credit card tuition payments) or send the refund via check to the person who originally purchased the course (to refund check tuition payments). Refunds for credit card tuition paid more than 180 days prior to the refund date cannot be processed via credit and will also be sent via check. Please allow up to 30 days for the payment to be sent or processed.

Section Changes: A student's first set of section change requests is free (multiple class sections can be changed at once). A $50 fee is required for each subsequent set of section changes. The last day to request a section switch is the 10th day of the course.

Course cancellation: In the event that HSLDA Online Academy must cancel a scheduled course, all registered students will receive a full refund of the tuition for that course. If the cancelled course is the only course in which a student is enrolled during a given academic year, the registration fee will also be refunded. Please note that this is the only occasion when the registration fee is refundable.