Registration in courses is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless otherwise indicated, students in Continuing Studies (CS) courses must be at least 18 years old by the course start date.
Please note that the policies listed in this calendar apply to individual courses and workshops only. For policies on our other programs, visit our teens website or read about our certificate programs.
Students are encouraged to register early whenever possible, but registrations may be accepted up to one day prior to the first day of the course provided space is available. Students who do not appear on the instructor’s course list will not be permitted to attend. Please note that no registrations are accepted after a course has started.
Your tuition fees cover the cost of the course and, in some cases, materials provided by the instructor. Tuition fees are payable at the time of registration. Payment can be made through cash, debit and credit. Failure to make payment within 24 hours of registration will result in being removed from your course(s).
Most Continuing Studies courses require that you purchase supplies. A list of required and recommended items is included in your registration statement and available online at connect.ecuad.ca/courses.
When you register online, you will automatically receive a “Registration Confirmation + Materials List” email with links to your course timetable, room location and materials list online. If you do not receive an email, please make sure your current email address is listed on your account and then contact the CS office. If you register in person, by phone or by fax, you will receive an email with your registration statement within 24 hours. Please note: We no longer send registration statements by mail.
Refunds or tuition waivers, minus an administrative charge of $35 per course, will be given if notification of withdrawal is received seven or more calendar days prior the start of the course date. Exceptions are only considered as they pertain to extenuating circumstances on an individual basis. In such cases, a written request for refund, accompanied by appropriate documentation from a third party (e.g. subpoena), must be submitted. Students may withdraw from a course by phone, fax, or email. Under no circumstances will refunds be granted for requests received after the end of a course or workshop. Course transfers or special requests cannot be accommodated after course completion.
Most Continuing Studies courses are open to students with different backgrounds and levels of experience. However, advanced courses are offered for more experienced students. If a course requires a prerequisite course or its equivalent, we highly recommend that you take the prerequisite course prior to taking the advanced course.
If a course is full, contact the CS office to be added to a wait list. If a seat opens up in the course, you will be contacted by the CS office to be enrolled in the course. There is no cost to be added to the wait list and you are under no obligation to register if a space becomes available. Students on wait lists cannot attend classes.
We reserve the right to cancel a course up to five calendar days prior to the course start date if there is not sufficient registration in a course. If a course is cancelled by Continuing Studies for any reason, a full refund will be processed for all registrants. In the event of a cancellation, CS can transfer you into a different course or provide a tuition voucher in lieu of a refund, upon request. Course cancellations will be announced to each student by email. Please ensure that your email is on file and up to date.
The Emily Carr OneCard is your new permanent Emily Carr University ID card that will provide access to campus facilities as determined by your course registration, including classrooms, shops, studios, and any other areas and resources that are assigned for your specific requirements. All students must have their OneCard ID to access their classrooms and ECU services. To obtain your OneCard ID card, follow the instructions contained in your registration confirmation email. You will be asked to upload your photo before your course starts. You will receive your permanent ID card at your first session. See ecuad.ca/csOneCard for more information.
Emily Carr accepts no responsibility in the event any class, course of instruction, seminar, or workshop is either cancelled or not completed as a result of strikes, lockouts, fire, natural disasters or any other cause beyond the control of the University. Emily Carr reserves the right to change or amend its programs, instructors, fee structure, schedule and regulations at any time from those published here.
A University community depends on the good judgment and considerate behaviour of its members. Emily Carr expects the members of its community to conduct themselves with respect for the rights of others and to behave responsibly at all times. You are responsible for knowing and observing student-related Emily Carr policies and procedures. For more information on the Emily Carr Code of Conduct and the handling of conduct issues, please visit: connect.ecuad.ca/studentservices/policies.
All courses are taught in English. Students whose first language is not English should note that they are required to be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and presentations in English. As a guideline, we would expect you to have an IELTS score of 4-5 for studio courses and 6.0 for lecture courses.