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Extension Registration

Academic Calendar

Date Description
Friday, July 27, 2018 Online Registration Begins at 1pm
Sunday, August 12, 2018
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Otis College Extension Open House
Saturday, September 8, 2018 Extension Semester Begins
Before the second class meeting. Add/Drop Deadline

November 10-11, 2018

November 21-25, 2018

Holiday Closure
Before the fourth class meeting. Withdrawal Deadline
Sunday, December 9, 2018 Extension Semester Ends

How to Register

Students can register and pay online by visiting the Current Courses section of the Extension Catalog. Tuition and fees are listed with each course description. You must be registered in a course before the start of the second class session. Students not enrolled by the start of the second class session may not attend class.

You may take care of all registration business (enroll, add, drop, transfer or change credit status) through the Office of Registration and Records.

Early enrollment is advised.

For questions or concerns, please contact Extension Registration at extreg@otis.edu or 310-665-6952.

Enrollment Information

  • Enrollment Status
  • Course Changes
  • Discounts
  • Tuition Waiver
  • Fees
  • Enrollment Verification

Enrollment Status

NON-CREDIT (XN)

No grades are given in the course, and no permanent academic records are kept by the Extension Registration and Records Office.

CERTIFICATE CREDIT (XT)

Certificate students are graded on a letter grade system (A-F), and a permanent record (transcript) is kept on file in the Extension Registration and Records Office. Certificate grades are not transferable to other institutions. No college credit is given. Any student may enroll at Certificate Status, whether or not he/she is pursuing a certificate program.

COLLEGE CREDIT (UG)

Credit students receive a letter grade (A-F), and a permanent record (transcript) is kept on file in the Office of Registration and Records. Credit students are required to complete additional classwork in order to successfully complete a course. In accordance with the WASC and NASAD accreditation standards, courses meeting for 30-36 hours, receive 1.0 unit of course credit.

As an accredited institution, credits are offered in semester units; most studio courses are one undergraduate unit. In the Otis College Extension Division, one semester hour of studio credit represents a minimum of three hours of work each week, on the average, for a semester of 10 –12 weeks. Summer session may vary in course hours and duration of classes.

Credit and certificate students are required to adhere to academic regulations as outlined in the Student Handbook concerning class attendance and completion of work. Any student may enroll in Credit Status.

Course Changes

ADDING A COURSE

Students may add additional courses to their existing course schedule any time after the first class meeting and before the start of the second class meeting with no late fee. Requests to add a course must be submitted through our online system, click here to complete the form. All students must register in a course prior to the second class meeting.

DROPPING A COURSE

Students may drop a course up until the second class meeting. Requests to drop must be submitted through our online system, click here to complete the form. Requests not submitted through this system will not be processed.

TRANSFERRING OR CHANGING STATUS

To transfer from one course or section to another, or from non-credit to certificate or credit status, a request must be submitted to the Extension Registration office through our online form, click here to complete. Any changes must be completed by the end of the second class meeting. Transfers from credit to non-credit status are subject to the deadlines outlined in the Academic Calendar and Refund Policy. No exceptions.

COURSE CANCELLATIONS AND SCHEDULE CHANGES

Otis College reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or combine classes; to change instructors; to increase or decrease class size, and to alter curricula. It also reserves the right to deny any student permission to enter or continue a course of study.

Courses may cancel on or before the first scheduled class meeting if enrollment is insufficient. If a class is canceled or rescheduled, you may request a transfer to another class; otherwise, you will receive a full refund of tuition and fees for the class that was canceled. Please allow four to six weeks for processing. Please call the Otis College Extension Office to initiate your refund at 310-665-6850 or email extension@otis.edu.

Discounts

Only one type of discount (alumni, KCRW or senior citizen) may be applied per student, per course. Please note: Early Bird registration discount may be combined with any one of the tuition discounts listed below. All discounts must be done at time of registration.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Early Bird Registration Discount ends at the end of the Otis College Extension Open House. To receive a discount at Open House students must enroll in person or online.

Deduct $50 from each course that meets for a minimum of 30 contact hours with tuition of $455 or more. Courses not eligible for Early Bird Discount are noted with an * next to their title in the catalog.

KCRW FRINGE BENEFIT MEMBERS*

Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to offer KCRW members a $50 tuition discount on selected Otis College Extension courses (excluding registration, accident insurance, and lab/material fees). To qualify for this discount, you must register online then complete the request form. Students must submit their discount request form within 10 business days of their registration submission. Discount requests that after the deadline will be denied. Courses not eligible for this discount are marked with an * in the catalog.

OTIS COLLEGE BFA/MFA ALUMNI*

Otis College of Art and Design is interested in supporting the continued creative and professional growth of its alumni. Those individuals who have graduated from Otis College of Art and Design’s BFA or MFA programs, are eligible for a $50 discount on tuition for Otis College Extension courses (excluding registration, accident insurance, and lab/material fees). To qualify for this discount, you must register online then complete the request form. Students must submit their discount request form within 10 business days of their registration submission. Discount requests that after the deadline will be denied. Courses not eligible for this discount are marked with an * in the catalog.

SENIOR CITIZEN

Seniors (60 years and older) receive $50 off the tuition of each course at time of registration (registration, accident insurance, and lab/materials fees cannot be discounted). Tuition and fees are payable in full at the time of registration. Courses not eligible for this discount are marked with an * in the catalog.

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER MEMBERS

Skirball members are eligible for a 10% discount on most Otis courses taking place at the Skirball Cultural Center. Members must contact registration staff to authenticate this discount prior to registration.

*NOTE: Complete this form to request discount. Subject to approval, discount will be awarded in the form of a refund back to the original method of payment.

Discounts are valid for non-credit and certificate level only. Courses not eligible for this discount are marked with an * in the catalog.

Tuition Waivers for Teachers and High School Students

TEACHER TUITION WAIVER POLICY

Otis College of Art and Design is committed to supporting the continuing education needs of our local teachers in the Southern California region. Full-time K-12 teachers from Los Angeles Unified School District and Culver City Unified School District (and other LA County districts and schools upon request) may be eligible to waive tuition on most Extension courses that meet for at least 30 contact hours.

Acceptance is subject to approval and is contingent upon available space on a first come first served basis. Priority enrollment goes to full paying students before students applying for a tuition waiver can be considered. Alternatively, qualified students may elect to enroll in a course for a reduced tuition (approximately equal to 50% discount) to be guaranteed a space in the class.

Please note that teachers are responsible for registration, student accident insurance, and lab fees (as applicable) as well as their materials/supplies.

THE ARTISTS IN EDUCATION SERIES
Teacher tuition waivers are also available for the Arts in Education Series, one-day professional development workshops for educators (.5 CEU). A $14 student accident insurance fee will be collected from participants that are not currently enrolled in any other courses.

To apply for a Teacher Tuition Waiver, full-time teachers must provide:
  • A letter of confirmation with verification of current FULL-TIME employment status. All submissions must be on school or district letterhead and MUST be signed by a supervising school or district administrator. (Per LAUSD: LAUSD employees must obtain employment verification by accessing the LAUSD Employment Verification form online.) Otis College Extension accepts both employment verification forms and letters on school or district letterhead, signed by a school or district administrator. For questions, please contact k12@otis.edu or 310.665.6864.
  • A completed Tuition Waiver Form including course title and CRN (reg number) from the specific course web page. To find a CRN: CRNs are listed in the lower portion of the right column, in the  "credit level" drop down list, next to the word "non-credit" or "certificate." Note: any missing or incorrect information may result in the delay or rejection of the registration.
  • Payment of required fees. Due upon notification of acceptance.
Process:
  1. Submit the above required documents.
  2. Upon successful submission, applicants are placed on a waiting list pending approval until a decision is made. Decisions are typically made 1-3 days prior to the start of class.
  3. Once a decision is made, an Extension staff member will notify the applicant by email and/or phone.
  4. Approved applicants must submit payment prior to the start of the second class meeting. If payment is not made by the second class meeting, you will be dropped from the course and risk being sent to collections at the discretion of the Student Financial Services Office.
 
Valid for non-credit and certificate level only.
For more information, contact k12@otis.edu or 310-665-6864.
 
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TUITION WAIVER POLICY

Otis College of Art and Design is committed to supporting the creative skill development of high school students within the Southern California region. High school students may be eligible to waive tuition for Extension Teen Programs courses.

Acceptance is subject to application approval and is contingent upon available space on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority enrollment goes to full paying students before students applying for a tuition waiver can be considered. Please note that students are responsible for purchasing their own materials/supplies.

To apply for a HS Student Tuition Waiver, high school students must provide:

  • A completed Recommendation to Attend form. (Must be requested by contacting K12@otis.edu or 310.665.6864.)
  • A completed Tuition Waiver Form including course title and CRN (reg number) from the specific course web page. To find a CRN: CRNs are listed in the lower portion of the right column, in the  "credit level" drop down list, next to the word "non-credit" or "certificate." Note: any missing or incorrect information may result in the delay or rejection of the registration

Process:

  1. Submit the above required documents.
  2. Upon successful submission, applicants are placed on a waiting list pending approval until a decision is made. Decisions are typically made 1-3 days prior to the start of class.
  3. Once a decision is made, an Extension staff member will notify the applicant by email and/or phone.

 

Due to funding regulations, no substitute documentation will be accepted. 

For more information, contact k12@otis.edu or 310-665-6864.

Fees

REGISTRATION FEE

$25 (non-refundable) fee is charged to each student for tuition totaling $100 or more. (No fee required for students ages 5-12)

ACCIDENT INSURANCE FEE

$14 (non-refundable) per student per semester applies to all students enrolled and cannot be waived. This accident insurance fee covers accidents and injuries that occur on campus.

LAB FEES

For students enrolled in courses with associated lab fees (listed with each course description).

LATE REGISTRATION FEE

An additional $30.00 is charged if student registers after the first business day following the first class meeting. All students must register in a course prior to the start of the second class meeting.

If for any reason a student's account should accrue a balance due (payment due, returned check, and/or dishonored credit card, etc), that account will be assigned to a Collection Agency. All accounts assigned to a Collection Agency will be charged collection costs, including but not limited to collection agency fees, as well as legal fees, and/or court costs. This information will be disclosed to credit reporting organizations.

Enrollment Verification

Non-Credit Students: No permanent records are kept for non-credit students. Students requiring proof of their enrollment should request a verification in writing from the Extension Registration Office before the end of the semester in which they are enrolled. Certificate and College Credit students requiring proof of their enrollment must complete an Enrollment Verification request form before the end of the semester in which they are enrolled. Click here to access our online Enrollment Verification form.

Otis College of Art and Design reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any person’s registration or enrollment in, or admittance to, any Otis College Extension course.