Registration in courses is restricted to SCANS members in good standing, i.e. your membership dues for the year must have been received before you are confirmed in any course. Please see our membership page for details.
Course registrations are taken at the Information and Registration Sessions in the chapters outside Halifax. In addition, course registrations can be made through this website.
The Halifax Information Sessions do not have a course registration event. Applications to register for Halifax courses are received electronically only, starting the day after the Information Session.
Applications received during a defined course registration window (5-7 days after electronic registration opens) will make up the class lists for those courses for which there are more applications than seats available. Such courses will be marked ‘Full” and the applications will be included in a randomized selection process to make up the class lists. Courses which are not full will remain open to registration. Members who did not gain a seat in a course of choice will be notified of their status promptly. No news is good news! Formal course confirmations will be sent out in the weeks before the course begins. If a course is marked ‘full’, it is always worthwhile to email the office manager to ask to be placed on a waitlist. You will possibly gain a seat, and it helps the Curriculum Coordinators more accurately measure the popularity of a course.
Each term begins with an Information Session in each SCANS community. These events are held about four weeks before classes begin, and they are structured to give learners a chance to hear instructors introduce their courses. If possible, instructors present in the order in which their course appears in our brochure and online.
You may join the organization or renew your membership at any Information Session. In some communities you may also register for courses at the Information Session. There is always time after the presentations to have a coffee and ask further questions.
How Many Courses?
SCANS members may register for as many courses as they wish to attend, in any SCANS community, during the period of their three-term membership in the organization.
Cancellation of a 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.
Cancellation of a class in an ongoing course: If weather or other circumstance requires a class to be cancelled, please check the Class Cancellations page.
If you are interested in volunteering as a Class Manager - please see Class Manager Description . You will also be placed in priority for a course of your choosing.
If you are wondering about something else that is not addressed by the questions above, please check HERE, or send an email enquiry to the Office Manager HERE.
online application for course registration
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Online applications for course registration for all chapters will be accepted starting on the date announced on the home page of the SCANS website. Volunteers may be available at the Conservatory to assist members to apply on certain dates as announced. Applications received before the announced cutoff date will be included in a computerized random draw to make up the class lists. Members will be notified of their status promptly by email. Courses that are not full will remain open to further registration.
What to do if a course is marked "full"
What to do if a SCANS course is marked full If your chosen course is listed as FULL, consider adding your name to the wait-list. Simply email your request to: SCANSregistrar@gmail.com
What to do if a SCANS course held at an HRM Library is marked full Contact the branch library to find out if registration is available or required for library patron seating.
Registration for courses in the 2020 Spring Term has been cancelled.