Frequently Asked Questions
At Laurel Springs, we are dedicated to providing students with a premier college prep 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.
What is the Laurel Springs Enrollment Agreement?The Laurel Springs Enrollment Agreement is intended to make our partnership with our families clear, and to set forth some of our policies that govern that partnership. Laurel Springs School partners with you to provide educational services and support for each of our students. Tuition and fees provide enrollment in an accredited private school, access to certified teachers, course materials, personalized LMS, course-specific diagnostic assessments, student support services and virtual office hours, administration services, educational support services, parent support services, technical support, and maintenance of student academic records. Full-time students also receive academic placement services, college counseling services (grades 9-12), college and life planning Seminar courses (grades 9-12), Symposiums with guest speakers, socialization opportunities, special school events, and the opportunity to graduate from Laurel Springs School. Additional fees apply for matriculation.
What if my child needs to withdraw from school?Full-time students wishing to no longer remain enrolled in any courses with Laurel Springs School may request to withdraw. Withdraws must be requested using the Withdrawal Form, available via the Family Support Center.
- If a withdrawal request is submitted within 30 calendar days from the first course start date in the enrollment, Laurel Springs will retain 20% of the total tuition and any applicable fees. The actual amount of money retained upon withdrawal is dependent upon the initial down payment that was made at the time of enrollment.
- If a withdrawal request is submitted 31 calendar days or more after the first course start date in the enrollment, no refund/credit is available, and any balance owed remains due immediately.
- Refunds are not available for Summer Course enrollments and Microcourses.
What if my child needs to drop a course?A student has 30 calendar days from a course’s start date to drop the course. Within this timeframe the course will be removed from the student’s academic record. After this date and until the course’s end date, the course may be dropped and a ‘W’ (for Withdraw) will be listed as the course’s final grade on the student’s academic record. If a course’s end date has passed, the student may not drop the course and the course will be considered Incomplete.
What is the financial impact of dropping a course?If a student drops a course between 1 and 30 days from the earliest course start date in the enrollment, 80% of the tuition cost is refundable and will be applied to any remaining balance due. If the student requests to drop the course 31 calendar days or more after the start date, no refund/credit is available, and any balance owed remains due. Refunds do not apply to summer school courses and Microcourses.
What if my child needs to change their course curriculum?Students may make changes to their courses after their enrollments have started. Changes for full-time students must be approved at the discretion of the Counseling Department. If students want to 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 the enrollment period, Laurel Springs credits the full cost of the dropped course towards the new course. If the cost of the new course is greater, the difference in tuition is due in full at the time of the change. If the cost of the new course is less, any credit due will be applied to any remaining balance. If a student wants to make a change in course curriculum 31 days or more after the enrollment start date, Laurel Springs will apply a prorated credit toward the cost of the new course, based on the time the student was enrolled in the original course. This policy does not apply to summer school courses and Microcourses.
What is your extension policy?If a student is unable to complete a course by its designated enrollment end date, an extension on the enrollment period may be purchased if the student has completed at least 60% of the course. Extensions are granted based on the discretion of the Student Services Department and may not be approved even if a course meets the 60% minimum. Extensions may also be required for work submitted in bulk near the end of an enrollment to accommodate time for grading and assessment completion. The Student Services Department will examine a student’s progress in all courses to determine the approval for an extension to complete the remaining coursework. Extensions must be purchased within 30 calendar days of the original end date of a course.