ECLC Online

Policies and Procedures

Registration must be completed and fees must be paid in full by the start of classes on September 1st for Fall Semester Courses and December 10th for Spring Semester Courses. Late registrations accepted on a space-available basis. No student may begin any course until all fees are paid in full.

Half semester courses – 7 weeks: Students may drop a course without notation on their record through the end of the 2nd week of a course. After that, students may withdraw from a course (notation on transcript) through the end of the 6th week of the course.

Full semester courses – 14 weeks: Students are allowed to drop a course without notation on their record through the end of the 4th week of the semester. After that, students may withdraw from a course (posted on transcript) through the end of the 12th week of the semester.

Last day for 100% refund is through the end of the 1st week of a course.

Last day for 50% refund is through the end of the 2nd week of a course.

Last day for 25% refund is through the end of the 3rd week of a course.

Students register online and may pay by credit card or check. No student may begin any course until all fees are paid in full.
Students enrolled through the Affiliated College program register through their own school. ECLC Affiliated Colleges will be invoiced directly for student fees.
Students must receive a 'B' or higher in each course in the ECLC program to be awarded the ECLC Certificate.
Students receive Eastman School of Music credits for successfully completed courses. The decision to accept these credits as transfer and/or degree credits by another institution is the decision of that institution, not Eastman.
Students will have access to grade reports through Blackboard at the end of each class that they are enrolled in. Students may order official transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. Details are located at http://www.esm.rochester.edu/registrar/transcripts/. For students registered for the ECLC through the Affiliated College Program, Eastman will send grade reports and transcripts directly to the Affiliated College Registrar.
ECLC courses follow the Eastman School of Music academic calendar, two-semester schedule (fall and spring). There is a prescribed sequence of courses for the certificate program. Permission to take courses out of sequence may be requested from the Student Advisor. Students may take stand-alone courses from the curriculum without being enrolled in the ECLC Certificate program.
All academic and personal conduct rules expected of students on the Eastman Campus also apply to this course. The following rules are especially important in an online environment:
  1. Tone: The tone of all work and communication should be consistent with an academic environment.
  2. Appropriate Language and Behavior: Appropriate language is even more important when that language is written and care should be taken to exclude any inappropriate language. No form of harassment, bullying, or discrimination is acceptable at any time.
  3. Respect: All communication within this course must reflect respect for classmates, instructors, and guests.
  4. Academic Integrity: Learners must adhere to a strict policy of academic integrity. Plagiarism and cheating is prohibited. See: http://www.esm.rochester.edu/registrar/policy/03-00/
  5. Privacy: Respect other people's privacy.
  6. Kindness: Be forgiving of other people's mistakes.
The University of Rochester welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The University employs professional staff committed to assist students with disabilities in the classroom, residence halls, libraries, and elsewhere on campus and online. All video presentations are captioned. All synchronous class meetings include ASL interpretation when requested by a student. It is a personal decision to disclose the existence of a disability and to request an accommodation. A decision not to disclose will be respected. Students who request an accommodation must provide appropriate documentation to the Disability Coordinator. The University remains flexible regarding the types of reasonable accommodations that can be made. Additional links about disability and accessibility resources may be found at the links below. Equal Opportunity at University of Rochester Disability Resources for Students