Excursions Policies and FAQ

The mission of Excursions in Learning Youth Programs is to promote lifelong learning through unique enrichment opportunities to youth in our community.

Excursions in Learning Youth Programs | August 5-16, 2024

What Is Excursions in Learning?

Excursions in Learning is a self-supporting program that provides educational enrichment classes for inquisitive minds in grades K-12. Our Mission: Excursions in Learning is committed to increasing access to K-12 STEM and creative arts education to the diverse youth in our community by providing engaging, innovative, and thought-provoking enrichment classes.

What Are The Expectations of  Excursions in Learning Students?

Excursions students are expected to be kind and respectful, to always try their best, and to follow instructions. Our goal is to provide a safe, encouraging and nurturing learning environment for children to explore their academic and artistic passions. Any student who does not adhere to the expectations will be dismissed from the program without a refund at the coordinator’s discretion.

Why Choose Excursions?

  • Certified teachers and qualified staff
  • Small class sizes
  • CT State Manchester’s sophisticated college campus: state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and software programs in our updated classrooms, Culinary Arts Center and science laboratory facilities.

How Can I Register My Child for Classes?

  • HOW DO I REGISTER?Mail or drop off a printed Registration Form and Health Supplemental Form with a check or money order. I’m sorry credit cards are not accepted.Mail Forms to:  Excursions in Learning, WDCE  / Great Path MS #16 / P.O. Box 1046 Manchester, CT 06045-1046

    Drop Off Forms to:  Office Suite, LRC B147 (ground floor of the LRC Building) Maps. Forms can be dropped off to the staff or placed in the drop box in front of the suite door.

    Registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do not reserve spaces in classes without a completed registration packet and payment in full.

Registration and Refund Deadline

Registration closes at 5pm Friday, July 26. This is also the refund request deadline. Refunds requested after this date will follow the college’s refund appeals process.  We are a self-supporting program; therefore, classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled on or before July 26th. If your child’s class is cancelled, you will be given the choice to switch into another class or receive a full refund.

Do You Offer Scholarships?

Need-based scholarships are available thanks to a generous donation from the MCC Foundation. To apply, please submit the following items postmarked by May 20, 2024.

  1. A completed registration packet (Registration Form and Health Supplemental Form)
  2. A copy of ONE of the following: An IRS 1040 Form, W-2 Forms, or your child’s acceptance letter for a subsidized school lunch program. *Please whiteout social security numbers. *
  3. A letter describing why you would like your child to participate in our program, your family’s needs and any extenuating circumstances that would help us to evaluate your financial situation.

Mail to the registration address above or via email.

Deadline: postmarked by May 20, 2024

Families will be notified in mid-June. Scholarships typically range from 40-70% of tuition and are selected by the Excursions in Learning Scholarship Committee.

The remaining balance must be paid by July 26.

How Do I Request A Refund?

To request a full refund, please email Carleigh Schultz before the refund deadline 5pm Friday, July 26. A refund check will be issued in the student’s name and mailed to the address on file, as is CSCU policy. Refund checks are issued by the State Comptroller’s office and may take up to 6 weeks to arrive.

REFUND APPEAL POLICY: Refund requests after the refund deadline (due to extreme circumstances) will follow the college’s Refund Appeals Policy. Email the director, Carleigh Schultz, for the Refund Appeals Form

What If My Child Becomes Sick and is Unable to Attend Class?

Students who are sick the day of class and are unable to attend, may choose to switch into another same semester course of equal value on a space available basis. Please email us at CEinfo@manchestercc.edu. This is not applicable to students who miss one day out of a multi-session course.

What if a Class is Cancelled?

The college reserves the right to cancel or postpone a class and/or substitute instructors as needed due to unforeseen circumstances. If the college cancels a class, registrants may transfer their fees to another class for the same semester or receive a full refund. Registrants will be notified by phone or email, as soon as possible, if a class is cancelled.

What If We Are Experiencing Extreme Weather When the Class Is Scheduled?

For class cancellations due to extreme weather, please check the main page of the college’s website (www.manchestercc.edu) or local news stations. If campus is closed or adult classes are cancelled, then all Excursions classes for that day or time are also cancelled. The coordinator will either contact you with a potential rescheduled date or you will be refunded.

Will My Child’s Photo Be Taken?

The college’s Marketing and Public Relations department may take or commission photos and videotapes of students, faculty and staff, and campus visitors. These images are taken in classrooms and labs, in the library and other study areas, at college events and elsewhere around campus. CT State Manchester reserves the right to use these photographs/video clips as a part of its publicity and marketing efforts. Students who enroll at CT State Manchester do so with the understanding that these photographs might include them and might be used in college publications, both printed and electronic, and for publicity.

If you do not want your child photographed, please indicate that on the photo release section on the registration form.