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School Policies

The policies set forth below apply to the main campus on 57 Street and the Vytlacil Campus of The Art Students League of New York.
 

Entrance Requirements
There are no entrance requirements or examinations.  Students are not required to have had any previous art experience. Instructors in some advanced classes may require an interview prior to class admission. You can register by phone or in person at the League. If you are registering for the first time and wish to register by phone, you must first fill out a Student Information Form.

Registration & Payments
The League accepts most forms of payment, including cash, checks, travelers’ checks, and major credit cards. Registration is per calendar month. In addition to tuition fees, students must pay a yearly registration fee of $25, which is non-refundable and non-transferable. Some classes also require a small monthly studio maintenance or material fee due at the time of registration. Payment of the yearly registration fee does not constitute membership in the Art Students League.

Tuition

New Students: New Students may start class at any time as long as the class is not closed. First-time tuition is prorated, depending on what time of the month the student registers. Tuition is due upon registration.

Currently Enrolled Students:
Registration at the League is on a month-to-month basis. For students continuing in the same class, tuition is due no later than the 21st of the month for the following month. Continuing students may register and pay for the next month beginning the first day of the current month. Students who were registered for a class the previous month are required to pay a full month’s tuition when re-registering for that same class. Failure to re-register by the 21st of the month will result in the loss of place in the class.

Waiting Lists: Currently enrolled student who do not re-register for class by the 21st of the month will be automatically dropped from that class by the registration system. If there is a waiting list for the class, the first person on the list will be contacted via email. If there is no response the second person is contacted, and so on, until the class is fully enrolled. Waiting lists are maintained for fully enrolled classes for one session only, regular (fall/spring) or summer. New lists are created at the start of registration for each new session by lottery.


Refunds
Class Tuition Refund Policy

Class tuition refunds will be made as of the date the office is notified of withdrawal. Students must submit
a “Request for Refund Form” in person, by fax: (212) 541-7024 or by e-mail: info@artstudentsleague.org. Only seventy-five percent of the remaining balance of the tuition will be refunded from the day of notification. Refunds are by check or ASL credit only. Neither refunds nor ASL credits are given for absences that occur in the course of the month. Weekly and daily tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Studio maintenance and materials fees are non-refundable. Annual registration fee are non-refundable. Please note: It is the League's policy that one may not withdraw from a class in the current month, while remaining enrolled in that same class for the subsequent month. 
 
Workshop Refund Policy
In the event a student chooses to withdraw after registering for a workshop, a 75% tuition refund will be granted when a student submits a “Request for Refund Form” by fax: (212) 541-7024, email: info@artstudentsleague.org or in person at least five (5) business days before the start date of the workshop. No refunds will be given within four (4) business days of a workshop. Refunds are by check or ASL credit, only. Materials fees are not refundable. Workshop and materials fees are not transferable.

Workshop Cancellation Policy
Workshops are subject to cancellation. In the event of cancellation by the Art Students League, registered workshop students will receive a 100% tuition refund. Workshops may be cancelled on short notice. No refunds are given for travel expenses due to cancellations or schedule changes.

Art Workout Cancellation Policy
All sales for the Art Workouts are final.  Art Workouts are not transferable or refundable.
 
Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are non-refundable. Gift Certificates purchased in the registration office are only valid for classes and workshops. The Art Supply Store has its own gift certificate; please see the store for details.
 
Children
Children eight to twelve years of age may register in the children's classes which are held on weekends. During the regular public school year, no student under the age of 18 may be registered at the League during normal school hours unless permission is obtained from the administration.  For welding classes, a student must be at least 16 years old and have parents’ permission to register.
 
Standards of Conduct
Students, members and staff are expected to maintain a standard of behavior conducive to the fraternal spirit of learning and working at the League. Any violation, including physical confrontation, use of abusive language, destruction of school property, or any behavior deemed by the Executive Director or Board of Control to be in violation of the standards of behavior of the League, may result in expulsion.

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Social Media
We encourage you to engage with the League on all of our social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, et. al. and leave comments; however, we will review comments and will remove any that are inappropriate or offensive at our discretion. We will leave what you share that relates to the subjects covered on this Site or on our social media accounts. The comments posted by fans on these sites ("User Content") do not necessarily reflect the opinions or ideals of The Art Students League of New York ("ASLNYC"), its employees or affiliates. The User Content posted these sites (a) does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statement or product claims made here, (b) ASLNYC is not responsible for any User Content on this site, and (c) ASLNYC does not endorse any opinions expressed by its fans on this Site or our social media accounts. For purposes of these House Rules, the term “User Content” also includes any photos, videos, music or any other materials or content that we permit our fans to upload in the future. Before posting on the Site or our social media accounts, you agree:

  1. to comply with ASLNYC's Terms of Use;
  2. that the User Content:
    -is your own original work;
    -does not contain or reference any third party trademarks;
    -does not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party;
    -does not contain any illegal content or material; and
    -you have the permission of all persons shown in the User Content to post their image and/or their likeness on the social media sites and other Internet/digital streams as described in Section 3 below.
  3. and acknowledge that the User Content will appear viewable by visitors to the social media sites and may appear on ASLNYC’s other websites or in its social media network pages, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.
  4. you grant ASLNYC a royal-free and fully-paid license to use and display the User Content throughout the world in any type of electronic or digital media for commercial, marketing and/or public relations purposes in perpetuity.
  5. you consent to allow ASLNYC to contact you through email (or as otherwise indicated by you) regarding any request ASLNYC may have related to obtaining permission from you to use the User Content. 

 

Non-Discrimination
The League is committed to maintaining an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination or harassing behavior in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other school-administered programs. All students have equal access to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available at the League. Both League policy and law prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, race, color, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or sex. Any student who wishes to report violations of these policies should contact the executive director or the president of the Board of Control. Copies of the non-harassment policy in its entirety are available in the office.
 
Transcripts and Registration Records
A transcript is an official record of student coursework provided by the League to another institution and is never provided directly to a student. A registration record is an unofficial document that can be provided to the student. Students will be charged a fee for transcript and registration records requests. Students may submit a Transcript/ Registration Record Request Form, available in the League’s office. Please e-mail inquiries to studentaffairs@artstudentsleague.org with “Transcripts / Registration Records” in the subject line. 
 
Veterans Training
The Art Students League is approved to accept students who wish to use their Veterans Education Benefits for classes at 57th Street. Students entitled to Veterans Education Benefits must apply and be accepted to the Certificate Program: Prescribed Course of Study (please see above). For more information, please visit the Veterans page on the League website or e-mail inquiries to studentaffairs@artstudentsleague.org with “Veterans Training” in the subject line. To check your eligibility status, visit www.gibill.va.gov/ or call the Veterans Affairs toll-free number: 1-888-442-4551. 
 
Prescribed Course of Study
The Certificate Program consists of a prescribed course of study leading to a Certificate of Completion. Please visit the Certificate Program webpage to learn more.

Studio Racks and Storage
Art Students League policy requires that all completed work be removed from the building. Storage racks in painting classes are for in-progress work only, with a limit of two (2) works per student at one time. Storage in all other departments is also for in-progress work only. Please refer to special department handouts for details and department-specific policies. Work that is no longer in-progress that has been stored for more than one month may be removed and discarded by the administration if storage space is needed by the class. Students no longer registered for class must remove all work and materials from the building.
 
End-of-Session Cleanout
The Art Students League closes for a short period of time at the end of each session (the week of Memorial Day and two weeks prior to Labor Day) to clean the studios. Prior to these cleaning periods, all materials, such as unfinished or drying paintings, palettes, sculptures, carving stones, drawing pads, etc., must be removed from all racks and storage areas at the close of each session. The League is not responsible for any materials that have been left in any of the studios during these clean out periods.

Classes/Workshops
Please note that photography and filming/taping of League classes and workshops is prohibited.

Returned Checks
Returned checks will be charged a fee of $25.

Lockers
Lockers are rented monthly and available only to registered students for a monthly fee ($15) plus a one-time locker deposit fee ($30). The one-time deposit fee is returned when the student processes the withdrawal in the office, unless the locker is in arrears. A locker that is in arrears for more than two months will be emptied and the contents discarded. The League does not store the contents of emptied lockers. The League is not responsible for any materials removed from a locker in arrears. Students must be enrolled in a class in order to maintain a locker. (Lockers may also be made available to workshop students for the duration of the workshop, for a monthly fee plus a one-time locker deposit.) It is the responsibility of the student to provide their own lock. Locks can be purchased at the League store. Lockers cannot be issued over the phone, student must come to the office.

Locker withdrawal processing:
Students are liable for their monthly locker rent until withdrawal is properly processed by the office, at which point the locker deposit is refunded by cash, check or credit on student account. Locker deposit will be applied to past due locker rent in event of failure to withdraw from the locker rental. You must process your locker withdrawal when you stop taking classes or a workshop.
 
Locker in Arrears
Student are contacted twice, by email or snail mail, alerting them that their locker payment is past due 30 days, a second alert is sent, when their locker is 45 days past due. From the date this second alert is sent the student has 15 days in which to settle the account, on the 60th day past due the locker is emptied and contents discarded. The League will not be held responsible for the contents of the locker. Only Life Members and Members in good standing, who also have an Area 2 Basement locker, can maintain a locker and pay up through the League’s fiscal year (June 1 – May 31) without registering for a class.

PDF of Student Policies

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