Adult Education FAQ & Resources
Career classes are available based upon consultation with your career advisor. Please call 845.331.5050 for an admissions appointment.
REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS:
Ulster BOCES Adult Education - Continuing Education courses include those which are under 100 hours in duration. A refund of tuition and fees may be due in the event that BOCES cancels a class or if a student does not begin program. When refunds are due they are processed automatically. Payments originally made by credit card will be refunded directly back to the card. For cash and check payments, refunds are issued by check. Please allow 30 days to process.
Refund amounts are based on the following conditions:
- If any course is canceled by BOCES, all tuition and fees collected will be refunded.
- If you notify us that you will not be taking a course in a timeframe that is:
- Before the registration due date: Full refund. Registration due dates occur seven days before course start dates.
- After the registration due date but before 24 hours before the first class meeting: Credit will be given toward another course taken in one year. A $10 fee may be deducted from any given refund, transfer, or course credit.
After the start of class: No refund or course credit will be given. A decision to run the course was made based on the payment and cannot be refunded after the course start.
Refund Policy for Career Track over 100 hours please refer to the Adult Education Course Catalog or website under registration at www.ulsterboces.org.
The policies, regulations, procedures, and fees in this catalog are subject to change without prior notice, if necessary, to keep Ulster Adult Career Education policies in compliance with State and Federal laws and/or with rules and regulations of the Board of Education, Ulster BOCES. Ulster Adult Career Education Center reserves the right to change curricula, rules, fees, and other requirements, of whatever kind, affecting students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student, or faculty member and Ulster BOCES or its Board of Education.
We are not responsible for typographical or scheduling errors. Senior discount applies to tuition only. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes for any reason. Eligibility for some courses may be limited to students 22 years and older.
Any statistical data referenced may become outdated upon publication.
SCHOOL TRANSFER STATEMENT
Ulster BOCES does not accept student transfers, including credits earned, from other institutions. Transfers within Ulster BOCES programs will be examined on an individual basis.
TRAINING & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Ulster BOCES offers subsidized tuition assistance to qualified INDIVIDUALS in many career and skills programs. Call 845.331.5050, or 845.331.0902 for more information about careers in addition to training opportunities, funding/financial assistance.
FEDERAL GRANTS & LOANS
Surgical Technology students may be eligible for Federal Student Aid. Apply online at https://fafsa.ed.gov. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Not all individuals will be eligible for funding. Decisions are often made by the funding source and not by Ulster BOCES. Ulster BOCES makes no representations concerning whether you will receive funding for any particular program based upon information in this brochure.
65 & OLDER
We are pleased to offer a 20% discount on tuition only to adult learners, age 65 and over, for many courses under 100 hours, specifically EXCLUDING, Renewable Energy series, and certain other programs as noted in this catalog. Call 845.331.5050 to pre-determine if discount may be applied.
ACCES-VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation) may provide tuition assistance for eligible individuals for certain programs. Visit www.acces.nysed.gov/vr for more information.
OUT OF WORK
You may be eligible for subsidized career training through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Inquire at 845.443.8066 or visit the Ulster County Career Center, 521 Boices Lane, Kingston, NY 12401
Most of our Career-track training programs are VA approved for the training of Veterans.
TEXTS & SUPPLIES
The textbook expense may be included in the tuition paid at the time of registration unless otherwise noted. Where indicated in the course description, students will pay an additional fee for supplies.
Instructors have the right to deny entrance to any student who arrives to class 15 minutes or more after the class has started.
Certificate of Completion will be provided upon request for classes less than 100 hours.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF REGISTRATION
Confirmations are sometime delayed in the mail and may arrive after the start of a course. If we have not called you about your registration, you may assume that you are registered. Always feel free to call us at 845.331.5050 to verify your status.
A makeup class is offered when session is cancelled because of teacher illness, inclement weather, or other unavoidable circumstances. The makeup class will be scheduled the week after the last regular session of the course. If a registrant misses a class, there is no makeup. We regret that we are unable to prorate fees for students who cannot attend all sessions of a course.
Participation in adult program activities is at your own risk. If you are enrolling in physical fitness, sports, or other physically active courses, check with your physician beforehand to make certain that these courses are appropriate. Ulster BOCES relies on each registrant to seek medical advice as to his/her capacity to participate and will not be responsible for injuries, damages, or losses.
There will be a $10 charge for transcripts. Please make check payable to Ulster BOCES Treasurer.
Children and pets (except service animals) may not attend Adult Program classes unless indicated in the course description.
CELL PHONE USE
As a courtesy to others, please turn off your cell phone or mute its volume during class. If you must take a call, please do so outside the classroom.
Please contact us whenever you have questions or concerns. For your convenience, the Continuing Education Office is open from 9 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Thursday, and from 9 AM to 4 PM on Friday. We’re even open during lunchtime! Call 845.331.5050 to register.