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PAYMENT INFORMATION: 
Full payment is required to process your registration. Incomplete registrations or partial payments cannot be processed. You will be notified by our office once to complete your registration and submit payment. You will not be registered for the class until full payment is received. VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards, money order, cash or original Baruch CAPS credit letters are accepted as payment for Continuing Education classes and programs. We do not accept personal checks.

Registrations are processed in order of receipt. Classes fill quickly and early registration is recommended to guarantee placement. Prompt registration also reduces the possibility that a course might be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Should your selected course be full, you will be notified and asked to select another course or be placed on a waiting list. Baruch CAPS does not allow unregistered students to audit classes. You must be enrolled and your tuition must be paid in full in order to attend our classes.

REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT FEES
Full payment is required to process your registration; you will not be registered for the class until full payment is received. Incomplete registrations or partial payments cannot be processed. You will be notified by our office once to complete your registration and submit payment.

All registration fees are non-refundable. If your selected course is full, you will be notified and asked to select another course or be placed on a waiting list.The purchase price of course materials, including textbooks, is not included in the price of the tuition unless otherwise indicated in the course description.


REGISTRATION FEES<top of page>

Amount

Type of Fee

Fee Description

$25

Registration Fee*

Charged once per student per term in addition to the Tuition Fee.
Note: Certificate students who pay in full are assessed the registration fee only once, not each semester.
$15

Online Registration Fee

Automatically charged once online transaction is completed.

$10

Switch/Transfer Fee

Students may transfer once for free per semester. This fee is charged for the second transfer. Only 2 transfers permitted per student per semester.

$50

Returned Check Fee

Registration cannot be guaranteed until check is re-submitted and clears.

$25

Course Refund Fee

Charged once a student officially withdraws from a course.

$75

Certificate Program Cancellation

Charged once a student officially withdraws from a certificate program.

$50

Language Placement Test Fee

Examination to determine level of English proficiency

$15

Language Placement Test Cancellation

Charged once a student officially withdraws from a placement test.

$35

Health Fee

Required for full-time international students without health insurance

$30Activity Fee

Required for full-time international students for events and services

$7

Transcript Fee

For each copy of an official (sealed) or unofficial (unsealed) transcript

$25

Duplicate Certificates Fee

Charge for duplicates of a certificate

$25

Non-CABP Application Fee

Charge for processing CAPS certificate applications

$125

CABP Application Fee

Charge for processing CABP program applications




DISCOUNT POLICY
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Discounts apply to tuition for courses only. Discounts cannot be applied to vouchers and government funds. Discounts cannot be combined or applied retroactively. ESL, Modern Languages, Fitness, and courses offered in partnership with other institutions are not discountable. Other exclusions may apply and special rates may apply at the direct request of the department head or dean.

 Amount

Type of Discount

Required Identification

15%

All Current Baruch Degree Students

Extended to Baruch students registered for the current term. Must present a bursar's receipt as proof of registration.

15%

Baruch Alumni

Alumni must present a current alumni receipt or dues letter to qualify for this discount.

15%

All CUNY (including Baruch) Administrators and Faculty

Employees must present a valid CUNY ID or recent paystub to qualify for this discount.

15%

NYC, NYS, Federal or Military Employees, Veterans 

Employees must present a valid employee ID or recent paystub to qualify for this discount. Veterans must show discharge papers.

15%

Over 60s

Those 60 and over must present a valid photo ID with date of birth to qualify for this discount.

15%

Baruch Staff Family

Immediate family of Baruch College Employees. Must enroll in person accompanied by staff relative.

10%

Good Neighbor

Employees of businesses neighboring Baruch College who are officially registered with our department. Please call 646-312-5000 to inquire on the process of becoming a registered good neighbor.


LATE REGISTRATION
Although we do not charge late registration fees, tuition will not be prorated for missed sessions. After the second class session, course registration is closed.

REGISTRATION RECEIPTS
If you register by telephone, fax or postal mail, you will receive your registration receipt by email once registration is complete. Students who register online can print the last page of the online transaction as a confirmation/receipt.

Registration receipts confirming your course registration, location and schedule can also be obtained from the CAPS office or via email request. Your registration receipt is required in order to obtain a Baruch College ID card for admission into your classes. 

WAITLISTS
If a class you wanted to register for is already full, you may add your name to the class waiting list. You may do this by calling the CAPS Office, but it does not guarantee placement in the desired class. You will be notified by phone if space becomes available in the class. If we do not hear back from you within one business day, we will continue to call other people on the waitlist.

COURSE TRANSFERS
Students may transfer once for free per semester. A $10 fee is charged for the second transfer. Only 2 transfers permitted per student per semester. Transfer to a different course must be done by written request and submitted to the CAPS Office. Transfers are granted pending class availability. Students may not transfer from or into a class that has already met for two or more sessions. Transfers are processed in the order they are received and may take 1-5 business days to be processed.

COURSE WITHDRAWALS
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must notify the CAPS Office in writing. Failure to complete a course, ceasing to attend class, notifying the instructor of your desire to withdraw, or general dissatisfaction with a course does not constitute a withdrawal and does not entitle you to a refund. Instructors are not permitted OR able to process withdrawals, transfers or refunds. Students may submit a detailed written request to withdraw to our office by fax, mail, in-person or via email to caps@baruch.cuny.edu.


COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY
CAPS will determine which classes must be cancelled based upon enrollment and other factors. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of online registration and register early to guarantee placement and increase the likelihood that the course will run.

Baruch College Division of Continuing and Professional Studies maintains the right to cancel courses, adjust curricula and class hours, close facilities, substitute instructors, change class locations or limit enrollment.

In the event that a course must be cancelled, each student may transfer to another course or section with tuition adjustment, receive a tuition credit or request a full refund.

REFUND POLICIES & DEADLINES <top of page>

Refund requests must be dated and submitted in writing. Refunds are processed in the order they are received and may take up to 4 to 6 weeks to be processed. No refunds or credits will be issued for classes that meet four sessions or fewer. Classes include seminars, intensives and workshops. 

A tuition credit letter must be redeemed within one calendar year of the receipt of the credit and cannot be exchanged for cash. Fees are not refundable, except when classes are cancelled by Baruch College.

When Baruch College cancels a course, refunds are made automatically. All other refund requests must be made in writing.

Please contact the CAPS office for verification of the receipt of your refund request. Refunds will not be issued retroactively or after the end of the semester.

All refunds will have a $25 processing fee deducted from the course refund. A $15 processing fee will be deducted from placement test cancellations.

Refund Deadlines

Refunds are granted if your written request to withdraw is received by our office as per the schedule listed below. Requests sent by mail will be considered by the date they are postmarked. AFTER THE SECOND CLASS SESSION NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS WILL BE GRANTED.



COURSE REFUND & CREDIT POLICY

For classes meeting 5 sessions or more:

If student withdraws:Student will receive:
Up to 3 business days before the first class session100% tuition refund or 100% tuition credit letter.
Before the second class session50% tuition refund or 100% tuition credit letter.
After the second class sessionNo tuition refund or credit letter



Center for English Language (ESL)

Refunds
Refund requests must be dated and submitted in writing. Attach a copy of your payment receipt with the Refund Request Form. Processing refunds requires approximately six weeks. All refunds may also be requested as a credit for any class of equal tuition. Full tuition will be refunded if the request is received at least two business days before the first class meeting. After this date, refunds will be made according to the schedule below:

RefundSchedule
100%*2 Business days prior to the 1st day of class
75%*Prior to the completion of 5% of the program
50%*Prior to the completion of 15% of the program
25%*Prior to the completion of 25% of the program
0%After 25% of the program has been completed
  • * Less $75 service charge
  • * Non-refundable fees are $25 application fee, $50 language testing fee, if required, or any other fees that are included in the Academic Intensive English Program.

Contemporary American Business Practices (CABP)

Refunds
Refund requests must be dated and submitted in writing. The $400 tuition deposit and all fees associated with the CABP program are non-refundable - application fee, activity fee, health fee. Thereafter, tuition refunds follow the schedule below:

Refund Schedule
75%* Withdrawal during the first week of classes
50%* Withdrawal during the second week of classes
0%* During the third week of classes and after
  • * Less $75 service charge
  • * Non-refundable fees are $125 application fee, $90 activity fee, $105 health services fee and any other fees included in the CABP program.

 


CERTIFICATE POLICIES<top of page>
Students considering a certificate program should speak with an enrollment advisor at 646-312-5000 before enrolling.

Certificate Requirements

  • Applicants for certificate programs (excluding the full-time ESL and CABP programs) must submit a completed certificate application with the $25 application fee.
  • Students must complete all required and elective courses and must earn an overall average grade of "B" or better to be awarded a certificate.
  • Students in certificate programs must attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled classes in each course. Students who have more than two absences in a course will fail the course for the term.
  • Students should follow the certificate requirements in effect for the term in which they registered for the first course toward the certificate. Students have up to three years to complete a certificate program, and only courses completed within the last three years can be used towards certificate requirements.
  • If a required class is no longer being offered, a substitution will be made on the advice of the program manager. Students must complete the same number of classes listed as requirements from their initial term.
  • Certificates are awarded to students who have formally applied and have been accepted into a certificate program. Students applying for the paid-in-full option must complete and submit the application requirements before the start of their second semester. Students must complete a request form in the CAPS main office.


CERTIFICATE WITHDRAWALS
Students who wish to withdraw from a certificate program must notify the CAPS Office in writing. Failure to complete a course, ceasing to attend class, notifying the instructor of your desire to withdraw, or general dissatisfaction with a course does not constitute a withdrawal and does not entitle you to a refund. Students may submit a detailed written request to withdraw to our office by fax, mail, in-person or via email to caps@baruch.cuny.edu. Full-time ESL and CABP students must refer to the refund policies listed above by program and indicated on their acceptance letters.

CERTIFICATE REFUND POLICY
Student who officially withdraw from a certificate program will be refunded certificate tuition paid minus the undiscounted value of any certificate courses the student attended, whether completed or not. Fees paid when the student registered for the certificate program are non-refundable. In addition, a $75 refund processing fee will be assessed at the time of the refund request. Refunds will not be issued retroactively or after the end of the semester. If you are entitled to a refund, you will be refunded the same way you paid, with the exception of cash or money order payments.

If you paid by:You will be refunded by:
Credit cardCredit card
Cash or Money OrderCheck
Credit LetterCredit Letter



BOOKS & MATERIALS
Please note that the purchase price of any recommended or required course materials, including textbooks, is not included in the price of the tuition, unless otherwise indicated. For more information, call the Baruch College bookstore at 646-312-4850.


IRS EDUCATION CREDITS
If you are eligible, the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) allows you to apply for education credits for yourself and your family. The Hope Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit are education credits you can subtract in full from your Federal income tax, not just from your taxable income. Use Form 8863 to claim either of these credits. IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, provides more information regarding eligibility and instructions. Contact the IRS at 1-800-TAX-FORM (829-3676) or visit their web site at www.IRS.gov and search for "education credits" for more details.

TEST PREP GUARANTEE
Eligible students may retake a Baruch CAPS GMAT or GRE test prep course free of charge if the student receives the same score or below on the actual exam in comparison with their initial CAPS diagnostic test. Eligible students for this policy must have attended all classes, taken all diagnostic exams, and completed all homework and class work in a test prep course within CAPS.

Students must also take the GMAT or GRE within 6 months of completing their CAPS test prep course. Each student may retake the course once and must re-enroll within one year of taking the actual exam. Proof of exam dates and results will be required. Students will be required to record scores of their initial diagnostic test results with the CAPS office. Intensive GMAT and GRE courses are not included in the guarantee offer. For further information, contact CAPS directly at 646-312-5000.



CERTIFICATE APPLICATION PROCESS
The application package requirements, submission procedures and acceptance policies below apply to students seeking certificates. Students considering a certificate program should speak with an enrollment advisor before registering at 646-312-5000.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS APPLICATION PROCESS
International students are welcomed at Baruch. We offer extensive support throughout the visa application process. Students holding an F-1 visa are permitted to study full-time at Baruch College CAPS. You must apply for this visa in your native country. You may contact a representative at issc@baruch.cuny.edu.

Advice will be provided to new students concerning the documents required to apply for the visa. We also advise continuing students in maintaining compliance with INS (Immigration and Naturalization Services) policies. For more information, please contact the Baruch College International Student Services Office at 646-312-2050 or www.baruch.cuny.edu/issc.

NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT APPLICATION CHECKLIST
Students may apply for an I-20 from Baruch College CAPS by mailing in the documents listed below. Deadline for submission is one month before the start date of each term. (See ESL brochure for start dates.)
Please note: If applying for an I-20 through Baruch College Continuing and Professional Studies, you must complete one term in the ESL or CABP program before you may transfer elsewhere.
• Completed I-20 application form
• An Affidavit of Support
• Confidential Declaration and Certificate of Finance
• Proof of Continued Support for Following Year (contact CAPS for information)
• Room and Board Letter (if you are receiving free room and board from a friend or relative)
• Passport-size photograph
• Copy of your passport

FULL-TIME ESL APPLICANTS SEEKING A VISA MUST ALSO SUBMIT:
• Original bank statement (self or sponsor) in English, no more than 3 months old, with no less than US $24,100
• Tuition deposit of $400 required with application (no cash)

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN BUSINESS PRACTICES (CABP) INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS SEEKING A VISA MUST ALSO SUBMIT:
• Original bank statement (self or sponsor) in English, no more than 3 months old, with no less than US $20,750
• Tuition deposit of $400 (no cash)
• Application fee of $125 (no cash)
• If you are a transfer student, you may submit cash in-person

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN BUSINESS PRACTICES - INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
•Recent official TOEFL scores 79 (IBT) or 550 (paper)
•A typewritten two-page statement of up to 250 words describing:
a) Your career goals
b) Why you think this program will help you reach those goals.
• A current resume
• A transcript from your home country confirming your completion of your baccalaureate degree

GRADING & ATTENDANCE POLICIES:
Grading and attendance policies vary from course to course. Please consult the applicable student handbook or syllabus for course specific information. Students in certificate programs must attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled classes in each course and must earn an overall average grade of "B" to qualify for the certificate. Students who have more than two absences will fail that course for the term.
ESL students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled classes (absences of 20% are permitted).

GRADES are e-mailed to students approximately 10 days after the last day of class. Students who miss a final exam receive an "F" for the exam. No makeup exam may be given unless there is a documented reason (illness or family emergency) approved by the Program Director. The make-up exam must take place within 7 days of the final day of class.

"AUD" AUDIT. Students who do not wish to receive a grade in the class must complete an audit request form from the CAPS office, prior to the third class meeting.

 "PASS/FAIL." Used for courses that do not require a letter grade (Personal Development and Seminars). For all other courses, students must complete a pass/fail request form from the CAPS office prior to the third class meeting. In courses where letter grades are given, the pass/fail option is not available to certificate students.

"INC" INCOMPLETE. Students with a documented reason (illness or family emergency) may request an INC. All remaining assignments must be completed within 30 days after the last day of class, or the "INC" changes to "F." If only the final exam remains, it must be taken within 7 days of the last day of class. INC grades are not applicable to ESL or Zicklin Language Support students.

"W" WITHDRAWAL. Given to students who decide that they do not wish to continue the course. It is NOT designed to keep a student from failing, and may be issued only up to the midpoint of the course, as long as no failing grades have been recorded. "W" grades are not applicable to international students who are studying on an F1/I-20 student visa and are not permitted for students in the CABP program or Zicklin Language Support classes. Students must complete a withdrawal request form from the CAPS office, by the midpoint of the course.


BARUCH CAPS STUDENT SERVICES
Baruch's Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) program offers the services listed below to meet your academic, professional and personal needs. If you have any questions, please e-mail caps@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646-312-5000 to set up an appointment to speak with an advisor.

FULL-TIME STUDENT ORIENTATION
All full-time certificate students attend a campus and program orientation at the beginning of their first term. This orientation introduces the student to the Newman Vertical Campus and the policies and procedures of the school, and includes a tour of the William and Anita Newman Library.

COMPUTER LABS
CAPS labs offer a network of workstations and servers equipped with the latest versions of most standard software packages and enterprise versions for developers. Computer lab time is available free of charge, six days a week. Our computer labs are located in the 17 Lexington Avenue building at East 23rd Street on the 11th floor. For updated information please visit:  http://www.baruched.com/static/studentServices/computerLabs.aspx

HEALTH SERVICES
CAPS has partnered with Baruch College Health Center (an affiliate of Continuum Health Services, a division of Beth Israel Hospital) to provide our certificate learners with primary medical assistance. For more information on these services, please visit their website at: http://www.scsu.baruch.cuny.edu/healthServices_svcs.htm

ATHLETIC & RECREATION CENTER
Baruch's new premier athletic and recreation complex features a near-Olympic size  swimming pool, racquetball courts, volleyball and basketball courts, an aerobic center, free-weights and machines, locker rooms with sauna, and much, much more. Please visit their website at: http://athletics.baruch.cuny.edu/.

COMMUNICATIONS
You can find up-to-date information on news and events at CAPS through our web site at: www.baruch.cuny.edu/caps. Student communication is through email, postal mail and phone, so please inform the CAPS office of any phone number and address changes.