Registration in courses is restricted to members in good standing, i.e. your membership dues for the year must have been received before you are confirmed in any course. If a course has fewer than 10 registrants, SCANS will consider cancellation. This has rarely happened, but you will be notified promptly if it does.
SCANS members may register for as many courses as they can attend, in any SCANS community, during the period of their three-term membership in the organization.
when and how?
The first chance to register is at an Information and Registration Session (IRS). These events are held about four weeks before classes begin. They are structured to give each instructor a chance to briefly introduce his or her course. If possible, instructors are introduced in the order in which the course appears in our brochure and online. There is time after the presentations to have a coffee and ask further questions.
We encourage members to attend the IRSs. In Halifax, where there is sometimes significant pressure on class sizes, registering at the IRS is the best chance to gain a seat in the course(s) of your choice. All course registrations are processed in the order of receipt. You will receive a confirmation of your successful registration by email, and a phone call if the course was full by the time your registration slip was received.
If you are unable to attend the IRS in your community, you may attend in another community or ask a friend to register for you.
Some members mail in their course selections. These are handled after the IRS registrations, and before online registration opens.
Online registration opens the week after the IRSs. By this time the Registrar will have determined whether some courses are already fully subscribed, and these will not be open. Courses held outside Halifax are rarely affected.
If the course you are interested in is marked as full, it is worthwhile to ask to be on a waitlist. You will find a link on the online registration page.