GENERAL STUDENT INFO
New students are required to take the FREE online placement test. An AFC Instructor will assess your test and recommend a French class that corresponds to your level of proficiency. In some cases, attending a couple of trial classes may be the best way to determine your class level.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS
Please register online at least one week prior to the beginning of each session. Anyone can register for our classes, you do not have to be an member. However, members enjoy reduced tuition rates and can pro rate paid tuition.
Payment can be made online or by check (preferred) at the office. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. A $35 processing fee will be charged for checks returned for insufficient funds.
A $25 late fee will be charged for tuition payments made after the end of the first week of a session.
Prorated tuition is offered to members only and must be arranged via email with the Director before the start of a session.
In view of our not-for-profit status and our commitment to offering courses as affordably as possible, we are obliged to apply the following policy: we offer 100% tuition refunds for courses canceled by the AFC. Tuition will be refunded for a withdrawal by a student made BEFORE the class begins and will include a $15 administrative fee. Alternatively, a 100% credit can be applied to future sessions. Credits expire after 1 year. Any refund or credit request must be submitted in writing to the Director.
We reserve the right to cancel classes if necessary without advanced notice. Courses are typically cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, or unavailability of an instructor. If your course is cancelled, you will be notified by email and given the option to transfer to another class, to receive a credit, or to be fully refunded.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
If Charlottesville City Public schools are closed, opening late, or closing early due to inclement weather, Alliance Française classes will be on the same schedule. In the event of bad weather conditions, students should either check their email for a message from us or call the office to confirm the schedule for the day. Make-up classes will be scheduled and announced by email.
If classes are cancelled because of a national holiday, the class will be rescheduled within the same 6 week session by the instructor and students. The AFC is closed on the following Holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day.
MAKEUP NOTES FOR ABSENTEES
Please notify your teacher if you are going to be absent from class. Students who miss a class will receive their class assignments from their teacher by email.
If you feel you have been placed in the incorrect class level please talk to your teacher and contact the Director. We will work with you to get you into the class that is the best fit for you.
Payment must be received before books will be issued. Books are non-refundable once they have been picked up. You can conveniently buy textbooks from the office or choose to purchase them yourself online.
Registrations are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the Director at least 48 hours in advance of the start of the program. Any cancellation two days before the start of the program will result in a credit, valid for one year towards any education program. No credit will be issued for any withdrawal after this time.