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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 2023 Course Information

Spring courses will be offered virtually on Zoom as well as in person at George Mason University Mason Square in Arlington, Fairlington Community Center, and at other various locations in Arlington.  

Key dates for the Spring 2023 term include:

Thursday, February 2 at 9:30 AM: The Spring Course Preview will be held on Zoom

Monday, February 6 at 10:00 AM: Course Registration Opens

Wednesday, March 1: Spring 2023 Semester Begins

Friday, May 19: Spring 2023 Semester Concludes

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

If you have questions regarding registration check out our Registration Frequently Asked Questions Guide.

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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. Zoom login instructions for classes for which you are registered are found in the member's Class Media. For more information about using Zoom, check our Zoom Resources page.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols for In-Person Courses

Encore Learning offers courses both in-person and virtual allowing our members to choose what format they would find most comfortable and beneficial. We follow the safety protocols of our host facilities. Students will be notified two days before their class of any current protocols. For all in-person courses, students will be encouraged to wear masks indoors and when they are in close proximity outside.