Registration Policy

China Institute Afterschool Program Policy

Registration for classes is on a first come, first serve basis and can be completed via phone, e-mail, or in person. Transfers for classes must be requested by telephone or in writing before the third session.

In order to secure a seat, tuition and fees must be paid in full upon registration. Acceptable forms of payment are check, money order (payable to The China Institute in America), and/or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express). A non-refundable $50 registration fee will be applied to all tuitions. A $50 fee will be applied to any bounced checks or declined credit cards.

Withdrawals & Refunds
Class tuition is non-refundable unless a written notice is provided.
Refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

• 100% tuition: before the first class/session starts

• 90% tuition: 24 hours prior to the second class/session

• 80% tuition: 24 hours prior to the third class/session

• No refund: from the third class/session

Please note that absences from class do not constitute as a notice of withdrawal.

A cancellation fee will be applied to all refund and withdrawal requests. Registration fees and/or learning materials are non-refundable. Refunds will be returned in the same method of payment. A 3% charge will apply if the payment is made by a credit card. Please allow 8-10 business days for the processing of refunds. Refunds for checks and money orders may take as long as 4 to 6 weeks to process. Students who applied previous credit for either full or partial payment are not entitled to a refund and/or additional credit.

Discounts may be offered to members of China Institute, based on their membership level. Please refer to the individual programs for the specific discounts available to members. Membership fees are non-refundable in the case of withdrawal. For more information regarding China Institute’s memberships, please email [email protected] or visit