Refund, Payment and Delivery Policies

The Oregon College of Art and Craft values your patronage and looks forward to welcoming you on campus this term. All online registrations are processed when received and an email confirmation of your enrollment is sent immediately to the email address you provide, along with important information about our refund policy and a course supply list (when applicable). This email is followed-up with a student I.D. card (for Studio School registrants) that will be mailed within three business days of your registration. Thank you for your support of OCAC!

ART ADVENTURES POLICIES

Total tuition, less a $35 non-refundable processing fee, will be returned to the customer when they initiate a cancellation 14 or more days prior to the beginning of a course. Unfortunately, NO REFUND will be given when a cancellation is made less than 14 days before the registered session begins.
 
If space is available, the Community Programs Office can transfer a summer YOUTH or YA! Summer Camp registration to a different week for a $35 processing fee. 

Changes to any registration and/or cancellations must be made to the Community Programs Registrar in writing via email or mail. For cancellations and session changes please email cmalone@ocac.edu.

Summer YOUTH and YOUNG ADULT (YA!) Camp Information

ALL CAMPERS MUST BE SIGNED IN AND OUT DAILY AND MUST BE A PARENT/GUARDIAN OR AN ADULT APPOINTED BY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN. Children arriving at camp who are not signed in by an adult will not be able to join their group or their arts workshops until a parent/guardian (or appointed adult representative) signs them in.

During Art Adventures camp sessions, OCAC provides supervised Before and After Care for an additional fee. Before Care runs from 8:00am-9:00am and After Care runs from 5:00pm-6:00pm. No person under the age of 15 years may wait unsupervised on the campus of Oregon College of Art and Craft. Families may choose to have children 15 years or older enrolled in Before/After Care. 
All participants must bring two snacks, a sack lunch and water bottle.

Art Adventures IN-SERVICE Courses

All YOUTH and YOUNG ADULT (YA!) programming occurring on IN-SERVICE days requires that participants be signed in and out daily by a parent/guardian or adult appointed by the parent/guardian.

During Art Adventures courses occurring on In-Service days, OCAC provides supervised Before and After Care for an additional fee. Before care runs from 8:00am-9:00am and Aftercare runs
from 5:00 – 6:00pm. No person under the age of 15 years may wait unsupervised on the campus of Oregon College of Art and Craft. Families may choose to have children 15 years or older enrolled in Before/After care. All participants must bring two snacks, a sack lunch and water bottle.

Pre-College Information

PRE-COLLEGE students are expected to abide by all rules governing the campus and its constituents. Completion of the registration and/or scholarship application form constitutes an understanding by the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) of the registrant that OCAC and its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents are not responsible for monitoring PRE-COLLEGE registrants during meal times, snacks, breaks, or the hours preceding or following the instructional hours. 
All participants must bring their own snacks and a snack lunch or be prepared to purchase their lunch on or off campus.

ART ADVENTURES PHOTOGRAPHY STATEMENT

Periodically, OCAC has a photographer take pictures during camps, classes and workshops that are in session on the campus. These are used in publications to promote the college. We defer to the photo release you mark during the registration process. Please let us know if you need to change your permissions at any time.

ART ADVENTURES WAIVER

Should any injuries occur during or as a result of my child’s participation in any class or workshop, I/we the parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to indemnify and hold harmless Oregon College of Art and Craft and all directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents connected with OCAC.

Questions? Contact: Community Programs Registrar, c/o OCAC 8245 SW Barnes Rd. Portland OR 97225 | ph. 971.255.4205 | cmalone@ocac.edu

 

STUDIO SCHOOL POLICIES

Students may submit a completed registration form by mail, fax, in person, or online at www.ocac.edu/register. Phone registration is also available for all classes and workshops except Art Adventures. All tuition and studio fees are due at the time of registration. Please register one student per registration form. Additional forms are available online. Registrations are non-transferable.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Oregon College of Art and Craft is dedicated to creating an environment in which all students and community members can thrive. In affirming its commitment to a philosophy of mutual respect and tolerance, the college values individual differences and recognizes the necessity to maintain a safe and respectful community where ideas and values can be freely shared. All community members are responsible through practice and example to ensure that the college remains conducive to teaching and learning.  Dismissal from the Studio School program may occur when any student whose conduct on or off campus adversely affects the OCAC community. This includes but is not limited to: physical or verbal abuse, intimidation, or harassment of another person or group of persons, deliberate or careless endangerment, inability to take responsibility for their own actions, unwillingness to participate in problem solving when issues within the community arise, tampering with safety alarms or equipment, violation of specific safety regulations, failure to render reasonable cooperation in any emergency, possession or use of firearms, knives, other weapons, and explosives or fireworks on campus, obscene, indecent, or grossly inconsiderate behavior, exposure of others to highly offensive conditions, disregard for the privacy of self or others, theft, abuse, or unauthorized use of personal or public property, including unauthorized entrance into college facilities, possession of stolen property, or littering. Failure to adhere to the OCAC Code of Conduct may result in denial of studio privileges, dismissal from classes in which a student is registered, or being banned from registration in future classes or programs.

Age Requirements for Studio School Classes and Workshops


Classes and workshops are open to adults ages 18 and over. Students 17 and younger wishing to enroll should contact the Community Programs Registrar to obtain consent of the instructor and to complete a release of liability statement.

Class/Workshop Cancellations


If a class should fail to meet the minimum enrollment 7-14 days before the first scheduled meeting, it will be cancelled. If a class or workshop is cancelled, a full refund of tuition and studio fees will be made.

Tuition Discounts


We are pleased to offer several discounts for Studio School tuition. Please see the registration form for details. Discounts may not be combined and do not apply to studio fees, which must be paid in full upon registration. To receive discounts, please contact the Registar,  Connie Malone at ph. 971.255.4205 | cmalone@ocac.edu.

Studio Fees


These fees cover some materials used during the class or workshop and the cost to operate the studio. Studio fees may not cover the cost of all materials required, or recommended, by the class or workshop instructor. Each course will have a Supply List sent to you upon registration.

Drop and Refund Policy


If you drop a course, you must notify the Community Program Registrar in writing, by fax, email, or postal mail. Refunds are calculated from the date notification is received, not from the last day of attendance.  All drops are assessed with a $35 processing fee before refund.
 No refund of studio fees will be given after the class has begun.

 

Refund Policy for Classes and Workshops (Studio School Classes)

Refund policy for courses numbered 8000+ are as follows: 100% of tuition and fees (minus a $35 processing fee) up to five working days before the class meets for the first time.
• 75% of tuition only (minus a $35 processing fee) up to one working day before the class meets for a second time. No studio fees will be refunded.
 No refund available the day the class meets for the second time and beyond.

FOR CREDIT REGISTRATION

Dropping and Adding Classes


Any credit student may withdraw from a class prior to the third class session, or from a workshop prior to the second workshop session, and receive a grade of “W.” Any credit student who stops attending and fails to turn in the Drop Form by the appropriate course session will receive a grade of “F.”

Credit Student Responsibilities


Academic progress is linked to attendance in class. Students are responsible for the entire content of their courses and can expect that attendance will influence the evaluation of their performance. Students taking a Studio School class or workshop for one credit must commit to 45 hours of instruction and studio/home work, due before the regular grading date for that semester, if not determined to be due by last class (or earlier) by the instructor.

Instructors will assign outside-of-class work to students in addition to class work if the total instructional hours in a Studio School class or workshop does not equal 45. Academic progress is linked to course attendance. Students are responsible for the entire content of their courses and can expect that attendance will influence the evaluation of their performance.

Transfer Credit (to other colleges)


The transfer of OCAC credit is always at the discretion of the receiving school this generally depends on the transferability of curricula and may also depend on comparability of accreditation.

Student Records


OCAC adheres to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Students have the right to inspect and to challenge the accuracy of the contents of their educational records that are maintained by the College. The College will not release students’ academic records to any person, agency or organization other than College officials and certain authorized federal and state authorities without the written consent of the student.

Oregon College of Art and Craft designates the following items as Directory Information: student name, address, telephone number, email address, status, concentration, degrees, honors and awards, dates of attendance and photographs. The College considers student information confidential and only to be released for educational purposes. OCAC does not sell student directory information to outside vendors.

PHOTOGRAPHY ON CAMPUS


OCAC reserves the right to photograph on campus students and their artwork for public relations work in promoting the College and its programs.

STUDIO SCHOOL WAIVER


Should any injuries occur during or as a result of participation in any class or workshop, the registered student agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Oregon College of Art and Craft and all employees, instructors and volunteers connected with OCAC.

Requests for dropping a class must be submitted to:

OCAC – Studio School
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225

or

Connie Malone
Community Programs Registrar
971.255.4205
cmalone@ocac.edu