Terms per YearOsher at CMU offers three terms: Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall with two sessions per term. For the registration cost of $65 per term, you can take an unlimited number of classes during that term.
Registration Fee and Discount
The registration fee per term is $65.00 for an unlimited number of courses. If your registration form is received in the office before the priority date, a $15.00 discount will apply and only $50.00 will be due.
If you are mailing your registration form, please use the envelope provided in the catalog. Be sure to include all course materials fees along with your registration fee. Make your check payable to Osher at CMU or include your credit card information.
- Materials for certain classes are purchased by the study leader well in advance of the start of class.
- Material fees are non-refundable.
- All material fees are due at the time of registration unless otherwise stated.
- Should you not be admitted to a course, your prepaid fee will be returned to you.
Email will be sent for each class to confirm admittance. Registrations will be processed in the office in the order in which they are received. Confirmation notices will be mailed to those who do not have email soon after the registration is processed.
Adding and Dropping Classes
If you wish to add or drop any classes, please email the office at: email@example.com or call 412-268-7489. By formally dropping a class through the office, another member may be admitted from the waiting list. When adding, please wait to receive enrollment confirmation before attending any classes.
Missing a Class
If you will miss your first class, notify the office by email or phone. If you miss any other dates, indicate them on the attendance sheet. Otherwise, expect a call from the Study Leader Assistant to learn if you are dropping the class.
Study Leader Assistant (SLA)
SLAs are very important to the success of the Osher program. Please note your availability on your registration form. SLAs take attendance, collect course evaluations and act as a liaison between the classroom and the office. SLA training occurs prior to each session per term and takes about 30 minutes. Attending at least one training session is recommended. SLAs are also invited to the Study Leader audio/visual training.
Attendance Sign In
There is an attendance sheet for courses with 50 or fewer attendees.
Course evaluations provide critical information to the Curriculum Committee and Study Leaders that receive a summary of the results. If you drop a course for any reason, evaluations may be turned in early to the Study Leader Assistant or the Osher office by mail, fax, email, or hand-delivery. If you need a form, download and print the course evaluation form [pdf].
Class rosters will be provided upon request by email. This is particularly helpful for carpooling.
Open Course List
The Registrar attempts to fill all empty seats. Prospects are invited to register for these seats, and members are also encouraged to add courses. Members who are registered for the current term may call the office to add course(s). Prospects will be emailed the open course list and may mail their registration form with a check or credit card information. Please wait to receive enrollment confirmation before attending any classes.
- If you drop all of your courses before the courses begin, you may request a refund, minus a $10 administrative fee and any materials fee(s).
- If Osher cancels a course before the middle of the course and it is the only course you requested, you are entitled to choose another course or request a full refund of your registration fee. Any material fee refunds will be at the discretion of the Osher office.