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Encore Learning offers a wide variety of academic college-level courses to members. Course subjects range from Social Sciences, History, Arts and Humanities, Law, Politics and Public Affairs to Science and Engineering or Health and Wellness. Each course costs $55. You must be a member to register for a course. The annual membership fee is $65 and is nonrefundable and non transferable.

Spring 2022 Course Information

Our Spring 2022 semester is just around the corner!

The Spring Course Preview will be on Thursday, January 27 at 10:00 AM. Registration for the Spring 2022 semester begins on Monday, January 31 at 10:00 AM EST.

The Spring semester runs from February 28, 2022, with 34 courses offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. Courses will be offered both virtually and in-person at George Mason University-Arlington campus and other Arlington locations. Details about the Spring 2022 courses will be published online on January 3, 2022 and current members will receive a printed flyer by mail.

For an overview of the Encore Learning Course Registration process, you can check out our Registration Familiarization video on YouTube.

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Encore Learning Courses Are Convenient!

  • All classes are held at Arlington locations or online via Zoom. View information on class locations.
  • Weekly class sessions are generally 1½ hours between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Courses run 4 to 10 weeks, as determined by the instructor.
  • Click here for information about submitting your vaccination proof and completing the Mason Safety Check.
  • Enrollment must meet a minimum of ten students. Maximum enrollment is determined by the instructor or the room size.
  • A typical course has 20 to 30 students. Smaller seminars and large classes are offered each semester.
  • Virtual classes are offered via Zoom. For more information about using Zoom, check our Zoom Resources page.

Information About Fall 2021 In-Person Courses

Unless specified courses identified as in-person classes will be held at George Mason University - Arlington Campus in Van Metre Hall. As of August 25, 2021 the campus of George Mason University has requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students and instructors attending a class at Mason must:

  • Be vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide documentation of vaccination status to Encore Learning at the first in-person class session. In-person participants should bring to the first session of class one of the following:
  • Wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination.
  • Complete the Mason COVID Health Check and receive a green email to participate in any activities on-campus on the days attending class. This is completed by going to: https://www2.gmu.edu/mason-covid-health-check, creating a non-Mason ID account and answering the questions. This is to be completed for each day participating in-person at GMU.

Click here for information about submitting your vaccination proof and completing the Mason Safety Check.

Click here for a short tutorial about completing the Mason Safety Check.

Updated information and requirements will be sent to all registered students enrolled or waitlisted for in-person classes approximately two weeks prior to the first class session.