Applying for Classes at CHESS
Ready to sign your family up for our exciting classes? Here’s how!
How to Apply
First, please read the following documents found in the Prospective Families tab:
1) “Before Applying, Is CHESS Right for You”
2) “Family Participation Agreement”
3) “Tuition, Fees, Payments, and Refunds”
Then, access the registration system through our website, www.chessclasses.org or through the “course list” link. Create a new account and browse for courses, read each course’s prospectus, and fullfill prerequisites, if any, which are requirements for course approval.
Finally, after checking out, mail your payment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Applying to CHESS
When can I apply?
Registration opens on May 1 for returning families, on May 8 for new families, and closes August 15. Families can create a CHESS account at any time through the website.
How do I know if my application has been accepted?
You’ll receive an email confirmation as seats are held or waitlisted, approved or disapproved. We reserve the right to accept or reject an application for any reason.
Can I drop a class after I apply?
After you have applied and after your seat has been approved, you have two days to drop a class before incurring a drop fee. Refer to the “CHESS Tuition, Fees, Payments & Refunds” document for more details.
Can I add another class after I register?
Sure! Just add the class to your cart, and follow the instructions given.
What are my tuition payment options?
CHESS allows you to spread your payment over four monthly installments with the following dates:
1. When you apply
2. August 1
3. October 1
4. December 1
Can I get any discounts on my tuition?
Yes! Please refer to the “Tuition, Fees, Payments and Refunds” document to find out about discounts, volunteering and scholarships.
What if not enough students sign up to run my class?
A class requires a minimum of five to seven students in order to run. If a class does not have enough students, it may be may be canceled. Class cancelations will be announced August 17. Anyone whose class was canceled will have the opportunity to choose replacement classes if seats are available.
Will CHESS give me a transcript?
The teachers at CHESS issue grades or evaluations; however, CHESS is not a school. The responsibility for creating a transcript lies with the homeschooling parent.