Language School in Miami since 1993

F1 policies: refund and academic progress

CCLS Refund Policy – F-1 Status Students

                    Refund Eligibility and Payment


  • If the program of studies is cancelled by CCLS, all tuition fees and the application fee are refunded.
  • If student cancels prior to his/her first course or is a no-show, CCLS will retain four weeks of tuition charges if the student has enrolled for fewer than 12 weeks and six weeks of tuition charges if the students has enrolled for 12 weeks or more.
  • If an attending student withdraws at or before the first course’s midpoint, CCLS will retain four weeks of tuition.
  • If a continuing student withdraws at or before the course’s midpoint (excepting the first course), CCLS will retain a prorated amount of tuition fees for that course.
  • If a student withdraws after the midpoint of a course, CCLS will retain all of charges for that course.
  • Materials are only refundable if they are in “new” condition , in their original packaging and have never been used or handled.

Attendance is calculated in weeks. Partial attendance in any week is considered a complete week of attendance.

Refund payments will be made within forty-five (45) calendar days of the date of determination, which is the date the student withdrawals or the date on which CCLS terminates the student for being absent for 30 consecutive calendar days (excepting school recess) or due to the student’s failure to adhere to the institution’s attendance, or policies.

In all refund cases, excepting if CCLS cancels a course) the student forfeits any discounts based on prepayment of multiple courses. All other discounts are also considered voided. Courses taken will be recalculated based on the full tuition fee, without discounts.

CCLS retains student records for three (3) years after the last day of attendance (LDA) or the first scheduled class date (FSCD).  Students are entitled to applicable refunds up to three (3) years after the students’ LDA or FSCD.

Students who paid their fees through educational or travel agents will receive their applicable refund fees from the agent, not from CCLS. CCLS will not be held responsible for any engagements students have entered with educational or travel agents. However, CCLS will ensure and document that the refund has been made on behalf of the student to the agent.

Credit card payments made to CCLS Miami will be credited to the same credit card account. All other forms of payment will be refunded via a CCLS check or wire transfer, at CCLS’ discretion, minus bank and courier fees.


CCLS Academic Progress Policy - F-1 Status Students


CCLS wants you to enjoy the maximum benefit from your language program; therefore, you will be expected to maintain an 80% cumulative attendance.  Tardiness or early departures over 15 minutes will be noted on your record. Three tardies or early departures will be recorded as one absence.

Class Participation

You are expected to actively participate in class and work with your classmates to create an enjoyable learning environment for everyone. Students must speak in English at all times and stay focused on the course content. Your engagement and performance in class will be evaluated on a daily basis.


Besides your active participation in class, you are expected to do assignments in a timely fashion. Those exercises are an integral part of your language program and will help you assimilate the new structures and vocabulary more effectively. Completion of all work assigned by your teachers is mandatory.


Student Evaluation and Advancement

At the end of the course, you will be evaluated by means of written and oral exams, as well as your attendance, participation in class and homework completion.  The weight of each component of your final grade is as follows:

EEC 1-13 Courses (Monday/Wednesday/Friday:                       CSK 1-13 Courses (Tuesday/Thursday)

  1. Final Oral Exam – 35%                                                                           Presentations – 40%
  2. Midterm & Final Written Exams – 35%                                              Midterm & Final Oral Exams – 30%         
  3. Attendance – 10%                                                                                    Attendance – 10%
  4. Assignments – 10%                                                                                 Assignments – 10%
  5. Participation – 10%                                                                                 Participation – 10%

EEC – English for Effective Communication                                  CSK – Communication Skills

The passing grade is 70%. Students enrolled in the Intensive English Program (EEC + CSK courses) will receive one final average grade. The EEC courses represent 70%, while the CSK courses represent 30%. The minimum passing grade in each exam is 65, regardless the final grade average. Students who obtain between 60 and 64 grades on their midterm or final exams will be allowed to retake their tests.

Low attendance (below 80%) and low finals grades (below 70%) may result in termination of the F-1 status.


By signing below, I acknowledge that I have had the opportunity to review and translate this document to a language I understand. I accept the terms of the Academic Progress Policy and will comply with it accordingly.



Leave this empty:

Signature arrow

Signature Certificate
Document name: F1 policies: refund and academic progress
lock iconUnique Document ID: dce531cd009489d4a7c6fe936ee7b8114d5170ec
Timestamp Audit
September 6, 2018 12:45 pm ESTF1 policies: refund and academic progress Uploaded by Luiz Goncalves - IP