General Policy

Registration Policy

New Students
Students can register for classes at anytime during the year. Late registration may be accepted on a case by case basis but is discouraged.

Student must be 18 or older to register and must agree to abide by DLC’s rules and policies. All requested information must be completed on the application form. Incomplete forms will not be processed. Application forms are available on this website or can be obtained by contacting the office. It is important to understand the school’s refund policies in the event that cancellation or course withdrawal becomes necessary. There is a non-refundable application fee of $100. This fee is not part of tuition and must be paid at the time of application.

Returning Students
Our office will automatically register continuing students for the next IEP term, unless they have completed one of the following processes: graduated IEP, officially withdrawn from classes, or been dismissed from IEP. It is very important that all continuing students be registered and able to attend classes from the first day of every term. Below, you will find important policies about registration and arriving late to a term.

If you want to return to IEP after taking a break of two or more terms:

A student who is absent for more than 6 months must take the placement test to re-enroll. This is to ensure that the student is placed in the most appropriate level for his/her language proficiency, so that he/she will have the best learning experience. IEP does not guarantee that a student will be placed at or above the students’ previous level of enrollment, since the students’ language skills may have declined over time without active practice.

Note: These students will be held to the same placement testing policy as new students.

Leave of Absence Policy

If a student must be absent from school, the student must inform the school and report the reason for the absence. If a student is absent for three consecutive days and does not notify the school, the school will attempt to contact the student by telephone, email, and/or by mail. On the student’s return he/she will be required to meet with the school’s administrative staff concerning the absences.

Excused absences shall be granted on a case by case basis. Reasons can include, but are not limited to:
illness of the student or a family member; death of a family member; religious holiday of the student’s own faith; medical or dental appointments.

Unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the program.

Occasionally, students may experience extended personal, medical or other problems which make it difficult to attend class. DLC allows a student under such circumstances to take a Leave of Absence (LOA) from the program up to 60 days. An LOA must be requested in writing by the student and must be approved by the Campus Director.

Copyright Policy

Students are reminded that textbooks and other written material fall under the US copyright laws. A reminder of this law is posted above the photocopier at DLC and staff will not copy written material that exceeds the law.

As a general rule a single photocopy of part of a copyrighted work, such as a copy of an article from a scientific journal made for research, is considered fair use and can be copied by a student for his or her own use.

Photocopying large parts of a book recommended for purchase by the instructor, making multiple copies of articles or book chapters for distribution to classmates, or copying material from workbooks, is considered to exceed fair use and would fall under regular copyright laws.