General Information about Registration

  • General Information about Registration

    Registration is not the same for all programs.  Some are open enrollment and others are not. Some classes, including English Secondary Language, General Education Development, and High School Diploma, are free.  Some are not.

    For specific information about each program, go to the Advising tab and click on the program you are interested in.


    General Registration 

    Eligibility/Priority Enrollment

    • Adults have priority enrollment privileges in all classes offered by the San Mateo Adult School. Enrollment in some classes (e.g. substantially handicapped) may be restricted. Current high school students may attend only if enrollment is voluntary and occurs in conjunction with parent and high school counselor approval.

    Payment – No Refunds

    • Cash ($20 bills or smaller), money orders and personal checks are accepted. Credit card payment must include signature and expiration date. Visa and MasterCard only. No debit cards. Refunds are ONLY given if a class is cancelled. Credit Memos may be conditionally issued, but NOT for fee-based classes. If a check is returned to us due to insufficient funds, a $20 fee will be assessed. Continuing in the program is contingent upon receiving full and valid payment.

    Enrollment Confirmations

    • No confirmation of enrollment will be sent. We will return your check if the class you select has already been filled or cancelled. If we are unable to enroll you in the classes you have selected, you will be notified by phone or mail. You may contact the Adult School office to request that you be added to the Call Back List. Only students who have been enrolled in a section will be admitted to the first class meeting. If a listed pre-registration date for a class has passed, call the Adult School office at (650) 558-2100 to check for space availability.

    Drops for Non-Attendance

    • Students may be dropped if they do not attend the first class meeting.

    Call Back Lists

    • Registrants in excess of the class maximum will be notified by mail or phone and their check returned. Their names may be added to a Call Back List if they desire. Office staff will contact students from the Call Back List in the order they are listed if space becomes available, or if there is sufficient interest to offer another class. Call Back Lists are discarded at the end of each registration period.