Policies for Noncredit courses

Policies for Noncredit courses

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Noncredit Course



REFUND POLICY: Prior to 48 hours before first class meeting –100% refund.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: A course that meets 6 times or more:  

  1. If you withdraw from the course before the end of third class meeting, a 50% refund will be received (less cost of books/materials);
  2. No refunds will be given after the third class meeting.


COURSE CANCELLATION: MWCC reserves the right to cancel classes that are under-enrolled, to change times and locations when necessary, and to substitute instructors, if needed. If a course is cancelled by MWCC, students are granted full refunds.

SENIOR CITIZENS: Senior citizens 60 and over, eligible for a tuition/fee discount, may register on a space – available basis and following conditions will also apply:

  1. Within seven days prior to the start of a non-credit course;
  2. The course will be reduced by 50%;
  3. On-line courses are not eligible for a fee reduction;
  4. Textbooks costs are not eligible for a fee reduction.
  5. Registration fee is nonwaivable
  6. Waiver Form must be submitted with proof of age to apply fee reductions

TUITION WAIVERS FOR COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYEES: Commonwealth of Massachusetts employees with approved tuition waivers, tuition remission, or tuition vouchers may register for the approved non-credit course with the Director of Workforce Development.  

  1. Tuition waivers, tuition remission or tuition vouchers do NOT apply to special programs or online courses;
  2. Individuals with tuition waivers are responsible for the cost of all materials, fees and/or books;
  3. Tuition waiver forms are obtained through Human Resources;
  4. Completed and approved tuition waivers must be applied to your student account by submitting the approved waiver form to Students Account Office
  5. Register within seven days prior to the start of a non-credit course;
  6. Waivers are not applicable on third party classes

ENROLLMENT RECORDS: Non-Credit courses, workshops and programs are designed for educational, vocational, personal interests and professional reasons.  

  1. The college does NOT maintain a permanent or official record for non-credit enrollment;
  2. The college can provide an attendance confirmation letter only during the term/semester that the course is taken;
  3. Contact 978-360-9525 or noncredit@mwcc.mass.edu.

INCLEMENT WEATHER AND EMERGENCY CLOSING POLICY -ALL MWCC CAMPUSES: Closing or delayed opening information is available through the following sources: 

  1. Television • Radio
  2. Telephone • Website 
  3. Closings or delays are usually determined by 6am (day classes) and 3pm (evening classes). However, weather conditions may require cancelations at other times.


WHO CAN REGISTER: Anyone 18 years of age and older unless otherwise stated in the course description. Please call the office for more information.

REGISTERATION FEE: One Time/Semester  

  1. $10 Registration fee if you register by phone, mail, and in person
  2. Free with online Registration

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