Registration and Refund Policies

To register for credit classes at Keene State, it is required that you have graduated from high school or earned a GED.

 Refund Policies for Credit Courses *

* Fees are nonrefundable, but tuition may be refunded. A student who withdraws from a credit course is eligible for a tuition refund based on the following guidelines. Refund policy is subject to revision.

Fall/Spring Summer
100% Before first week of semester 100% Before first class
75% Within 7 days after the start of classes 75% Within days 1-3
50% Within 8-30 days after the start of classes 50% Within days 4-14
No refund after 30 days No refund after day 14

A copy of this policy will be provided with your registration receipts.

Weekend Courses/Short Courses

  • 100% Before first meeting
  • No refund after first meeting

Noncredit Courses

A student who withdraws from a noncredit course is eligible for a tuition refund based on the following guidelines
  • 100% Before first class
  • 50% Before second class
  • No refund after second class

Late Registration

If you miss registration deadlines, you may still register for classes by coming to the Continuing Education Office during the first two days of classes. However, there's an additional fee for late registration, and the course instructor's signature is required on the registration form.

Schedule Adjustment Period (Add/Drop)

The first week of classes is a schedule adjustment period, commonly referred to by students as "add/drop." During this time students can elect to adjust their course schedules.

If a student does not want to remain in a course they enrolled in they can choose to "drop" that course and "add" another in its place. To do this, a student needs to obtain a Schedule Adjustment Form from the Continuing Education office and fill in the course they wish to "drop" and the course they wish to "add." They then bring the form to the instructor of the course they wish to add to obtain their permission and signature on the form.

This communication can be done via email, in which case a printout will suffice in place of a signature. No signature is needed from the instructor of the course being dropped. The student then brings the completed form to the Continuing Education office for the adjustment to be made to their registration.

Schedule Adjustment Policy

To add or drop a course, you need to obtain a Schedule Adjustment form at the Continuing Education office. These forms are avilable from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17 to 19 for Summer Session I and Full Summer, and June 28 to July 1 for Summer Session II.

You must also complete a registration form if the "add" is your first registration for the summer. A late registration fee is charged. Fill out the Schedule Adjustment form and return it to the Continuing Education office on or before the schedule adjustment deadlines: 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 for Summer Session I and Full Summer; and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 1 for Summer Session II.

Withdrawing from a Course

You may withdraw from a course at any time from the end of the schedule adjustment period to the end of the third week of classes. A "W" appears on your permanent grade record, but does not affect your grade point average. The last day to withdraw for Summer Session I and Full Summer is Friday, June 11. The last day to withdraw for Summer Session II is Friday, July 23.

Auditing

CE students are encouraged to enroll in courses that provide an opportunity for them to assess their capacity to do college-level work or to explore a discipline of interest. Students may register to audit a course on a space-available basis.

Class participation is determined by the instructor; the student does not have to take examinations and does not receive credit for the course. Students admitted as auditors may not change their registrations to credit after the second week of classes; student registered for credit may not change to audit after the second week of classes.

If you wish to audit a course, fill in the section of the registration form marked "noncredit courses" and obtain the instructor's signature before registering. The form must be filled out, signed by the student and instructor, and returned to the Continuing Education Office.

Audit Fees

  • Most lecture courses: 50% of regular tuition; no CE fees are due.
  • Studio, computer programming, laboratory/field studies, or skills courses: 100% of regular tuition; no CE fees are due.
  • Students may switch from audit to credit within the first two weeks of classes with the instructor's written permission and must provide payment of full tuition and CE fees for the change to be processed.
  • Students registered for credit may change to audit within the first two weeks of classes with the instructor's written permission and such changes are subject to the guidelines of the refund policy.