How To Enroll
For all non-lottery classes, you can simply follow the instructions on the schedule page to submit a class request. Once we receive your request, you will either be accepted or waitlisted for a class, depending on remaining spots. Once you are awarded a spot, you will need to place your $200 payment within 48 hours in order to keep your spot in the class. After 48 hours, we cannot guarantee your spot and you may be placed on the waitlist in order to allow others a chance at the spot. If you intend on taking the class but need more time to make the payment, please contact us.
Since our most popular classes often receive hundreds of class requests, we devised a lottery system to determine student selection.
- Class Request: to make it fair, we give everyone who is interested in participating the chance to submit a class requests prior to drawing the lottery. The lottery is typically drawn on the last day of open registration for the semester (roughly 1-2 weeks prior to the start of classes).
- Multiple Choices: you may submit class requests for up to three different languages to increase your chances of getting into a class! Note: you may NOT submit requests for multiple levels of the same language (ie, Spanish Tourist AND Spanish Explorer).
- Open Enrollment: many classes still have open spots even after the lottery is drawn so registration continues on a first come first served basis until classes start or until classes become full (whichever happens first)
- Priority Registration: Did you know there is a way to bypass the lottery system? Read more about who qualifies for Priority Registration
Still have questions? Check out our FAQs!