Registration Policies & Procedures

The following instructions apply to registration for all courses EXCEPT those offered by Adventure Theatre MTC and The Writer’s Center

 

Registration Methods

 

1.  Online Registration is simple and secure:

 

•    Browse and search course offerings online and determine course availability.
•    Select the course(s) in which you wish to enroll.
•    Log in using your email address and password or create a free online account.
•    Pay with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card via our secure web payment system.
•    Receive a confirmation email. Be sure to add "@glenechopark.org" to your list of accepted contacts, or check your spam folder for emails.

 

Questions? Call us at 301.634.2226.

 

 

Registration for Spring/Summer 2017 classes is open and ongoing.
Walk-in Registration for Fall/Winter 2017/18 will start Saturday, August 5, 10am to 6pm.

 

 

2.  Registration by Mail, Fax, or Phone

 

Registration forms may be submitted by fax (301.634.2260) or by mail (mail to: GEPPAC, attn. Registrar, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812). Registrations may also be completed over the phone by calling 301.634.2226. Payment is due in full at the time of registration.

Click here to download a current Registration form.

 

3.  Registration for Social Dance Classes

 

Students may register for most social dance classes at the door on the first night of the series, although pre-registration is still recommended. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class to register at the door. NOTE: Registration for some dance workshops will take place ONLY at the door. Such instances are noted in the description of the class online and in the catalog.  If enrollment is low, instructors may cancel a class in advance. Please check the status of your class online before coming out to the Park.

 

Office Hours/Location

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership office is located in Suite 210 of the North Arcade Building. Office hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

 

Class Registration Fee

 

A nonrefundable Registration Fee of $13.00 is applied per registration, regardless of method of registration (per separate registration form or per online or phone registration session).  An individual student and his or her immediate family members may sign up for an unlimited number of classes within a single registration. This fee ensures the viability of Glen Echo Park educational programs by contributing to the administrative costs associated with managing over one thousand courses each year. Registration fees are nonrefundable except when a class is canceled by Glen Echo Park.

 

Cancelation/Refund Policy

 

If you wish to cancel your registration or withdraw from a class or workshop, you must submit your request in writing. Email notification (registrar@glenechopark.org) will ensure the most prompt response to your request, but other forms of written notification are acceptable, as well, including fax, mail, or hand delivery of written notice to the GEPPAC office. When withdrawing from a course, please include the student’s name, telephone number, course title and start date, and reason for withdrawal. Please note that registration fees are nonrefundable except when a course is canceled by Glen Echo Park.

 

Written notification of withdrawal must be received by the following deadlines:


• 8 days or more prior to class or workshop: full tuition refunded minus a $20 cancelation fee.
• 7 days prior to a class and up to 24 hours after the first class: 50% tuition refunded, minus $20 cancelation fee.
• 7 days prior to a workshop: sorry, no refund.
• 24 hours after first class or later: sorry, no refund.
• Registration fees & camp deposits are nonrefundable. Camp deposits are noted in course descriptions.

Example: for a class with tuition of $100, you would receive an $80 refund (100% tuition–$20 cancelation fee) if you cancel 8 or more days in advance, $30 refund (50% tuition–$20 cancelation fee) if you cancel 7 days in advance or up to 24 hours after the first class, and $0 refund if you cancel more than 24 hours after the class begins.

Questions? Contact the Registrar at (301) 634-2226 or registrar@glenechopark.org.

 

Transfer Policy

 

Course tuition and registration fees are non-transferable. If you wish to move to another class, you must register for the new class separately and request a refund for the original class. See above for refund policies.

 

Waiting List Policy

 

If a class is full you may join a waiting list either online or by contacting the office at 301-634-2255.  When an opening occurs, the Partnership will email the entire class waiting list at once to notify all students of the opening and ask the wait-listed students to respond by email within 48 hours.  Based on those responses, we will offer the registration to the interested student with the highest position on the waiting list.  We will keep the remaining students’ names on the waiting list in case another vacancy in the class arises.

To make sure that you receive all waiting list notifications, please check that your account contact emails are correct.

 

 

Gift Certificates

 

Gift certificates for classes are available for purchase in person at the Partnership Office or by phone: 301.634.2226. Gift certificates are applicable to any course except those offered by Adventure Theatre MTC, Playgroup in the Park and The Writer’s Center.

 

Park Closing/Inclement Weather

 

Classes, dances and theatre performances are all subject to cancelation due to inclement weather or other events beyond our control. To learn the status of events and classes, call the 24-hour Park Closing Hotline at (301) 320-2330. The recording is updated by 7am for day- time activities and by 3pm for evening events. A make-up date will be offered for all classes and workshops canceled due to weather, subject to availability of space in the Park.