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The deadline for registration is the first day of classes, space permitting.

Courses fill quickly, so be sure to register early.  If you are registering using the registration form, please include a second choice.

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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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UArts 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.

While we make every effort to run all scheduled classes and events, it is sometimes necessary to cancel classes due to emergencies or severe weather.  To find out if Pre-College Saturday classes have been canceled due to emergency, snow or other inclement weather:

  • Check the UArts main page for an alert
  • Check the Pre-College page for an alert
  • Call the UArts weather hotline at 215-717-6996 and listen to the recorded message.  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.

When the campus is closed, all on-campus events (including Pre-College classes) are canceled.

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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. Saturday School courses are college-level, and Pre-College students are expected to behave with maturity and professionalism in the presence of a model.

Some instructors may include a field trip or walking tour as part of the curriculum. Parents/guardians sign consent on the registration form, which permits their child to attend these trips.

In the unfortunate event that UArts Pre-College must cancel a course due to low enrollment, parents/guardians and students will be notified and students will have the option of taking another course or receiving a full refund.


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Pre-College Programs
211 S. Broad St, Terra Hall 909
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 717 - 6430