Live Classes | Online Classes | Independent Study Classes  | Book Return Policy | Holdover Policy | Plagiarism Policy | Certificate Replacement Policy | Class Auditing Policy

Live Classes

CLS Refund Policy:

  • All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to [email protected]
  • Early registration is encouraged and must be completed no later than 5 business days prior to scheduled start date.  All tuition fees become non-refundable 5 business days prior to the scheduled start date.
  • Students who enroll for a class that fails to run due to insufficient enrollment will be refunded in full in the same manner in which they paid (e.g. credit card will be credited; check payments will be refunded by check and mailed to the billing address provided, etc.). In addition, books purchased from CLS will be refunded in full and CLS will make arrangements for the books to be returned to our office.
  • Students are responsible for any shipping fees incurred for returning books not purchased from CLS.
  • Students who wish to withdraw from a class must do so at least 5 business days prior to the scheduled class start date and will be refunded the course tuition fee, less a non-refundable $15 administrative fee. Materials in new condition may be returned to CLS within 30 days from the date of purchase for a refund less the cost of shipping.

No refunds will be given after the class roster has officially been created (5 business days before the scheduled class start date) and the class has been identified as “running”. Materials in new condition may be returned to CLS within 30 days from the date of purchase for a refund less the cost of shipping.

Please NOTE: If you registered for a CLS course directly with the college or university, you are subject to the school’s refund/drop policies.


Online Classes

CLS Refund Policy:

  • All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to [email protected]
  • Students who enroll for a class and drop out by the Wednesday prior to the start date of that class will be refunded in full, less a non-refundable $15 administrative fee. Books may be returned to CLS within 30 days from the date of purchase for a refund less the cost of shipping.
  • Students who drop out between the Thursday prior to the class starting and the first Thursday of class will receive a 50% refund on tuition. Books may be returned to CLS within 30 days from the date of purchase for a refund less the cost of shipping.
  • Students who drop out of the class after the first Thursday of the first week of class will receive no refund on tuition. Books may be returned to CLS within 30 days from the date of purchase for a refund less the cost of shipping.

Please NOTE: If you registered for a CLS course directly with the college or university, you are subject to the school’s refund/drop policies.


Independent Study Classes

CLS Refund Policy:

  • All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to [email protected]
  • Students have 30 days from the date they register for the DVD, VHS, or text-only courses to drop the class and receive a full refund, less a non-refundable $50 administrative fee. Materials (Books, DVDs, print packets) must be received by CLS in new condition prior to the 30 day deadline to receive a full refund. Books may be returned to CLS within 30 days from the date of purchase for a refund less the cost of shipping.
  • If students drop the class after 30 days from registration date, no refund will be issued. Materials in salable condition (Books, DVDs, print packets) may be returned to CLS within 30 days from the date of purchase for a refund less the cost of shipping.

*** In order for students to receive a full refund on their Materials (Books, DVDs, print packets), the materials must be returned in the same condition in which they were received, i.e. no markings, highlighting, water stains, still in shrink wrap, etc. Failure to return material in a new salable condition constitutes your irrevocable and unconditional final acceptance of the materials.

Please NOTE: If you registered for a CLS course directly with the college or university, you are subject to the school’s refund/drop policies.


Book Return Policy

Textbooks may be returned within 30 days of the date of purchase. Shipping fees are non-refundable unless the return is due to a live lecture course being cancelled. Textbooks must be in new, perfect condition with no writing or marks of any kind. Textbooks that are no longer in print or are an outdated edition may not be returned for a credit. Items in shrink wrap are non-refundable once they have been opened.

No items will be accepted after 30 days.

We recommend that you insure the package when returning items, as we will not refund books that are lost or damaged in shipping. The books need to be packaged carefully, with adequate padding, tape, etc; as shipping insurance will not pay a claim if they deem the packaging to be insufficient.  CLS will not refund for any damaged books returned to our office. Please include a copy of your invoice or packing slip with your return.  Once the books are received, inspected, accepted, and put back in to inventory, a refund for the cost of the books will be credited to the credit card used for the purchase within 3-5 business days. Shipping is non-refundable.

Any books received at CLS that are not eligible for a refund will be returned to you, pending your payment for the cost of shipping them back to you.

All items must be returned to: The Center for Legal Studies, 1202 Bergen Parkway, Suite 110, Evergreen, CO 80439 USA.


Holdover Policy

As you may already know, in order to receive your certificate, you must attend at least 80% of the classes as well as pass all of your exams and writing assignments with a 70% or better. If you fail to pass an assignment, you will be given a make-up assignment. If you do not complete the necessary make-up assignments during the course duration, you will need to submit all make up work directly to:

The Center for Legal Studies
1202 Bergen Parkway, Suite 110
Evergreen, CO 80439

Please be advised there will be a $25 administrative fee for each assignment submitted to our office in Evergreen. Payment may be made by check, money order, or credit card. You have 60 days from the last day of class to submit all make-up work along with the appropriate fees in order to receive your certificate. Failure to do so will result in a failing grade, no certificate will be issued, and you will have to re-enroll at the full tuition price. Any questions regarding this policy can be directed to our office at 1-800-522-7737.


Course Format Change and Transfer Policy

Students may change course formats after they have already participated if they meet the following requirements:

  • They have no outstanding balance.
  • They submit a format change fee equal to half of the tuition fee.
  • They return all course materials from the prior course format (videos, tests, etc..)

Students are responsible for any book fees applicable to the new format.

If students have not participated at all, they may switch course formats if they meet the following requirements:

  • They have no outstanding balance.
  • They return all course materials from the prior course format (videos, tests, etc..)

For live lecture courses, a transfer fee will also apply for students who wish to transfer their live lecture class to a different session.


Plagiarism Policy

It is the policy of the Center for Legal Studies that all work submitted for assessment purposes must be the independent work of the student concerned, and shall be the result of their own thought, research, and expression. Instances of cheating and/or plagiarism are regarded as serious offenses and will not be tolerated.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Submission of assignments based on ideas, organization, wording, etc., from any other source and alleged to be the student’s own achievement.
  • Submission of assignments produced by, or with, the assistance of another, and alleged to be the student’s independent achievement.
  • Knowingly assisting another in the submission of work falsely alleged to be the student’s independent achievement.
  • Altering previous submissions, graded or otherwise, without instructor approval/request.
  • Copying or paraphrasing material/text, without proper acknowledgment/citation, from any of the following sources:
  • the work of another student;or
  • any published source; or
  • the Internet; or
  • judicial opinions; or
  • other forms of legal authority; or
  • sample briefs; or
  • other legal writing; or
  • Etc.

The student should note that cheating and plagiarism are easily identified and demonstrated, and any instances of such conduct will result in serious disciplinary action, including expulsion from the program, at the discretion of the instructor.


Certificate Replacement Policy

All requests for replacement certificates are subject to a $40 processing fee.

* Certain restrictions apply. Contact The Center for Legal Studies at 1-800-522-7737 for details.


Class Auditing Policy

Former students may audit whatever class they originally registered for. They must audit the course in the original format they took it (e.g. live students must audit a live course) and they must audit the course through the school they originally registered for (e.g. Auburn students must audit a class at Auburn). There will also be a $50 fee to audit any of the courses. Students will have one calendar year from the date the original course began to audit the course.