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Policies and Refunds

At Laurel Springs, we are dedicated to providing students with a premier college preparatory education.  In order to ensure the smooth progression of coursework and the maintenance of transcripts, our policies and refunds clearly define the respective responsibilities of Laurel Springs School and our students. For additional information please contact us at 800-377-5890.

Laurel Springs Agreement Statement

The Laurel Springs Agreement Statement is intended to make the relationship with our families clear, and to set forth the policies that govern that relationship. Laurel Springs School partners with you to provide educational services and support for each of our students. Your payment plan provides you with enrollment in an accredited school, the choice of curriculum (books or online courses), and teacher services. Your fees pay for administrative services, counseling options, education support services, ongoing customer service and maintenance of student records, evaluations and transcripts. Laurel Springs Agreement Statements are signed after a student is admitted to our school.

Withdrawal from School

If a student withdrawals from school between 1 and 30 days after the enrollment start date, 75% of the tuition cost is refundable and will be applied to any remaining balance due. All fees are non-refundable, with the exception of tuition. If the student’s request to withdrawal occurs after 30 days of enrollment, no refund is available and all unpaid balances are due immediately.

Dropping a Course

A student has 9 calendar weeks (semester course) or 18 calendar weeks (full-year course) from the student’s enrollment date to drop a course.  Within this time frame the course(s) will be removed from his or her transcript. After this date and through the student’s enrollment end date, the course(s) will not be removed and a ‘W’ will be listed on their transcript.  The course must be dropped before the end date to receive a “W.”  If an enrollment end date has passed, a student may not drop a course and a final course grade will be entered on the student’s transcript.

Financial Impact of Dropping a Course:

If a student drops a course between 1 and 30 days after the enrollment start date, 75% of the tuition cost is refundable and will be applied to any remaining balance due. The course will be removed from the student’s transcript. If the student’s request to drop the course occurs after 30 days, but on or before the enrollment end date, no refund/credit is available and a course withdrawal will be entered on the student’s transcript.

Changing Course Curriculum

If  parents choose to change the type of course their child is taking (e.g. online to textbook), or the subject matter being studied (e.g. chemistry to physics) within the first 30 days of enrollment, the full cost of the course being dropped is credited towards the new course. However, parents are required to return any materials for the original course. After 30 days of enrollment, a prorated credit will be applied towards the cost of the new course, based on the time the student was enrolled in the original course.

Book Returns

In order to provide quality learning materials, Laurel Springs School does not buy back books or other learning materials.  An exception is made during the first 30 days after the enrollment start date for course changes as outlined under “Changing Course Curriculum” above.

Charity organizations and many educational facilities in your local area may be able to accept your kind donation of used materials. Also, Amazon and eBay are great options for resale of textbooks. Any materials returned to Laurel Springs School will be donated.

Extension Policy

If a student is unable to complete a course by their designated enrollment end date, an extension on the enrollment period may be purchased if the student has completed a sufficient number of lessons to qualify.

Extensions are granted based on the discretion of the Student Services Department. Extensions may also be required for work submitted in bulk near the end of the enrollment in order to accommodate grading time.

The Student Services Department will examine the student’s progress in all courses to determine level of extension required for student to complete the remaining coursework. Extensions are backdated to a student’s official enrollment end regardless of date purchased.

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