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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.

Fall 2021 Course Information

Our Fall semester runs from October 4 to December 17, 2021, with a wide variety of 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.

The Fall 2021 Course Preview is on Thursday, August 26, at 10:00 AM. Registration for the Fall 2021 semester begins Monday, August 30, at 10:00 AM EST.

Join us online for the Fall Course Preview with this link:

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.
  • 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 attending a class at Mason must:

  • Be vaccinated and submit their vaccination information to George Mason University (https://gmu.medicatconnect.com/).
  • Wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Complete the Mason COVID Health Check and receive a green email to participate in any activities on-campus on the days attending class.
  • Complete a communicable disease waiver of liability for Encore Learning.

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.