Saturday School : Policies

Registration + Space Availability
Admission + Dismissal Policies
Deadlines
Course Cancellation
Refund Policy
Changing Courses
Tuition Discounts
Payment
Supplies
Models
Field Trips
Snow Days

Registration + Space Availability
We accept registration online, by fax, by mail or in person; we do not accept registration over the telephone. Note: Online registration is NOT available for scholarship applicants. To register, you must submit the completed registration form with payment in full. Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. We do not maintain a waiting list for our classes.

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Admission + Dismissal Policies
The University of the Arts reserves the right to deny registration to any student based upon the student’s prior behavior or actions in a previous class, program or workshop at the University.

Additionally, any current student may be dismissed from his/her class and the program if found to be disruptive or behaving inappropriately in class or on the University campus. Students dismissed from any UArts Pre-College Program will be denied admission to future terms and programs.

Students in the Division of Continuing Studies are expected to adhere to a Student Code of Conduct available on this website.

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Deadlines
The deadline for registration is the first day of classes, space permitting. Courses fill quickly, so be sure to register early and include a second and third choice on the registration form if applicable.

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Course Cancellation
The University of the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. If a cancellation should occur, students will be notified prior to the start of the classes and will have the option of taking another course or receiving a full refund.

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Refund Policy
UArts' refund policy is as follows: 

  • 100% tuition refund less the $65 nonrefundable fees ($50 registration fee + $15 materials fee) for withdrawal one week before the start of class. Course fees are nonrefundable.
  • 80% tuition refund less the $65 nonrefundable fees ($50 registration fee + $15 materials fee) for withdrawal the week classes begin. Course fees are nonrefundable.
  • 50% tuition refund less the $65 nonrefundable fees ($50 registration fee + $15 materials fee) for withdrawal between the first and second class. Course fees are nonrefundable.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second class has met.  

All withdrawals must be submitted in writing sent via email to cs@uarts.edu. The date the request is received in writing is the date used to calculate the refund amount.  Please allow up to 10 business days to recieve a response from the Division of Continuing Studies to course withdrawal requests. Please allow at least three weeks for refunds to be processed.  

Please note: Alumni/returning student tuition discounts must be calculated and reflected in payment made at the time of registration; no refunds will be issued to correct overpayment.

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Changing Courses

Requests for a change/switch of course will be processed until the first day of the semester.  Requests to change/switch courses submitted after the first day of the semester will be considered as a request to withdraw, subject to the Saturday School refund policy.  It is not our policy to transfer registration from one semester to another.

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Tuition Discounts
The Pre-College Saturday School offers two different tuition discounts:

  1. A 10% tuition discount to students who have participated in a prior Pre-College Program at the University of the Arts, either Summer Institute or Saturday School. The discount does not apply to fees.
  2. A 25% tuition discount if the student is the son or daughter of a UArts, Philadelphia College of Art and Design or Philadelphia College of Performing Arts alum. The discount is an increase from 10% to enhance benefits for alumni and to encourage them to take advantage of the University’s rich variety of pre-college, continuing education and professional development opportunities. The discount does not apply to fees.

Only one tuition discount may be applied to a student’s account per semester. Tuition discounts cannot be combined with scholarships. Please be sure to enter the appropriate information where necessary on the registration form. Note: Discounts must be calculated and reflected in payment made at the time of registration; no refunds will be issued to correct overpayment.

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Payment
Payment must be received in full at the time of registration. Students whose accounts do not reflect a a zero balance will not be permitted to attend class; payment plans are not available. Payment may be made either in the form of a check or money order made payable to The University of the Arts, or by credit card – American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted. We do not accept cash payments. Registration forms and payment should be sent to Pre-College Programs, The University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. 

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Supplies
Supplies are the responsibility of the student. While the Pre-College Saturday School will provide some basic materials, students will receive an estimated cost at registration and an actual supply list on the first day of class; the items on this list must be obtained by the student. Students are expected to bring money with them on the first day of class in order to purchase supplies. The cost of supplies varies by course, and can range between $50 and $120. Please call the Pre-College Programs office if you need specific estimates ahead of time.

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Models
Many of the Pre-College Saturday School courses use nude models to help students build a strong foundation of observational skills. Students should anticipate the use of nude models in the following courses: Drawing I, Drawing II, Figure Drawing, Painting I, Painting II, and Portfolio Preparation. Students are expected to behave with maturity and professionalism in the presence of a model.

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Field Trips
Some instructors may include a field trip or walking tour as part of the curriculum. Parents/guardians will be asked to sign consent on the registration form, permitting their child to attend these trips.

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Snow Days
In the event of inclement weather, contact the University of the Arts general information line at 215-717-6000 (then press 5) or visit the the uarts.edu homepage to determine whether classes have been cancelled. There will be a recorded message after 8:30 am on Saturdays only if there is a cancellation. No refunds or make-up classes will be scheduled as a result of a cancellation.

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This is not a contractual document. The University of the Arts reserves the right to change any curricular offering, policy, faculty assignment, or financial regulation described on this website. The University of the Arts gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission and scholarships, and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability.