Encore Learning offers a wide variety academic college-level courses. Retired and/or working professionals drawn from government, universities, think tanks, and private industry, serve as volunteer instructors. Encore Learning welcomes contact from persons interested in volunteering their services to teach a course in their area of interest and expertise.
To register for a course, you must be a member of Encore Learning. There is a fee for each course in addition to the annual membership fee. An electronic version of the Spring 2013 catalog is available under the Publications button on our website and was mailed to all Encore Learning members in early January.
For the Spring 2013 term, course registration began on February 4th, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Members registering on-line will receive immediate on-line confirmation of their registration plus a confirming e-mail. The on-line system did not accept any registrations until February 4th, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Paper registrations received on or before that date were processed in random order by Encore Learning staff on February 4th, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Paper forms received thereafter are processed during office hours in the order in which they are received. Members sending in paper registration forms will receive a confirmation letter via first-class mail. No phoned course registrations are accepted. Please note that Encore Learning DOES NOT maintain wait lists for courses that have filled.
§ Class sessions generally meet for 1 1/2 hours between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays.
§ During the Spring 2013 semester, classes will be held at –
· Syphax Education Center located at 2110 Washington Boulevard;
· Marymount University's Ballston Campus; and
· WETA building in Shirlington.
§ The courses run four to ten weeks (length determined by the instructor).
§ Courses normally require a minimum of eight enrollees. The maximum is set by the instructor or the room size. A typical class has 20 to 30 enrollees.
§ A complete step-by-step guide on on-line registration is provided in the catalog.
§ An electronic version of the current catalog is available on our website under the Publications button.
§ Non-members may obtain a copy of our catalog at most Arlington public libraries and senior centers.
§ Non-members can join our mailing list temporarily by requesting this on-line under the Membership option on our website or by sending a request by e-mail, mail or phone.