Academic Policies | PLANTLAB®

You, the student, agree to comply with the policies, rules, and regulations of PLANTLAB®, as stated in the Catalog, as may be amended from time to time and which is incorporated herein by reference, and as otherwise may be posted or provided.

You acknowledge and agree that acceptance of this agreement by PLANTLAB®, and the Student’s enrollment and attendance at PLANTLAB®, are conditioned on compliance with such policies, rules, and regulations by the Student. You further acknowledge and agree that PLANTLAB® may dismiss you, withdraw an offer of enrollment, or decline to re-enroll. If in the sole judgment of PLANTLAB®, if determined that your conduct is disruptive to the rest of the class, you may be dismissed. In the event of dismissal, you shall remain obligated to pay fees for the course in which you are enrolled.
ONSITE COURSES - students are allowed one complimentary transfer between onsite sessions up to 30 days before the start date. Within 30 days before the start date of the course, students will be allowed to transfer to another onsite session for a fee of $250.

ONLINE COURSES - online courses have specific start and end dates. If you require additional time to complete the program, a two week extension is available at a fee of $100. Complimentary transfers are available for alternative start dates up to 7 days before the class start date. Upon starting a program, if you require a transfer, you will be granted a course transfer to another start date for a fee of $250. For additional questions, please contact your admissions advisor.
REFUNDS: Because of the intimate class size and student to instructor ratio, high standards of excellence for course curriculum, and demand for PLANTLAB® courses, neither deposits nor enrollment fees are refundable except as noted below and on a case by case basis. Instead, any monies paid shall be credited towards a future course date or may be honored at one of PLANTLAB®’s sister academies. If you choose to reschedule or transfer to another course or Academy, you agree that PLANTLAB® shall not be responsible for housing or travel expenses of any amount should a student reschedule a course.

EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES: In case of a student’s prolonged illness, death in the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling), catastrophic natural event, Act of God, or civil unrest such as war, the student may request a refund that will be processed on a case by case, within 60 to 90 days of written notice of such event. A Student is required to send notice via certified mail of the circumstances, with signature proof of receipt. Written proof from a doctor is required to process a claim for illness or death.

MANNER OF REFUND: Should a refund be issued, PLANTLAB® reserves the right to issue the refund in the manner it chooses, such as a check. If you pay the enrollment fees via credit card, you agree that you shall not be allowed to request your credit card company to “chargeback” any monies you paid to PLANTLAB®.

DISCONTINUED CLASS: If a course is discontinued by PLANTLAB® while students are still enrolled in for students enrolled in the course at the time it is discontinued shall be refunded unless PLANTLAB® restarts the course within 30 days.
All claims or disputes arising out of or relating to this agreement, except for actions by PLANTLAB® to collect any amount owing under this agreement, and all claims and disputes arising out of or relating in any way to the Student’s enrollment or attendance at PLANTLAB® shall be decided by a recognized arbitration body of the school’s choosing such as Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”), etc.

Any holder of this consumer credit contract is subject to all claims and defenses which the debtor could assert against the seller of goods or services obtained pursuant hereto or with the proceeds hereof, recovery hereunder by the debtor shall not exceed amounts paid by the debtor hereunder.

The undersigned agrees to reimburse PLANTLAB® for any legal fees and costs incurred by PLANTLAB® for the enforcement of this agreement and the collection of outstanding balances owed under this agreement. In no event will PLANTLAB® be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages in any action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this agreement, whether sounding in contract, tort or otherwise.
PLANTLAB® and PLANTLAB® Online Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national and ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age national and ethnic origin (or any other federal or state protected class) in the administration of its educational policies and other school-administered activities.
Please note that all students must be over the age of 18 years old.
I hereby consent that PLANTLAB® and its agents, employees, successors, and assigns may, for advertising or trade purposes, use any photograph, film, videotape or audio recording taken or recorded of me, either alone or in conjunction with photographs, films, videotapes, or audio recordings of other persons, objects, or materials. This consent includes the right to make alterations to and retouch photographs, films, and recordings.
Students must comply with the policies, rules, and regulations of PLANTLAB®, as stated in this Catalog, and as otherwise may be posted or provided. The student’s enrollment and attendance at PLANTLAB® are conditioned on compliance with or decline to re-enroll the student, if in the sole judgment of PLANTLAB® the student’s conduct, influence, industry or progress is unsatisfactory. In the event of dismissal, the student remains obligated to pay tuition, fees, and the deposit for the course in which he or she is enrolled, as provided in our policy governing refunds.
This is a legally binding liability release, waiver, discharge and covenant not to sue (the “Release”), made by the undersigned, to PLANTLAB®, LLC and the employees of PLANTLAB®, (“employees”) and the members of PLANTLAB® (“members”). I fully recognize that there are dangers and risks to which I may be exposed by participating in a culinary class or classes at PLANTLAB®, which may involve working with culinary equipment and tools that are inherently dangerous. With fully understanding of the risks involved and despite this release, I am voluntarily choosing to participate in a class or classes at PLANTLAB® and am willing to participate in the activities associated with those endeavors.

For consideration of and in return for services, facilities, and other assistance provided to me by PLANTLAB®, I legally release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue (the “release”), PLANTLAB®, and its directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, attorneys, investment advisors, portfolio managers, trustees, ancillary trustees, beneficiaries and their affiliates, successors and assigns, and their respective partners, shareholders, officers, directors and employees and all persons acting by, through, under or in concert with them and any affiliate of PLANTLAB® that offers culinary education instruction, from any and all manner of action or actions, cause or causes of action, in law or in equity, suite debts, liens, contracts, agreements, promises, liability, claims, demands, damages, losses, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, which I could have relating in any way to the agreement.

I understand that this release covers liability claims and actions caused entirely or in party by any acts or failures to act by PLANTLAB®, its Agents, Employees, Members, including but not limited to negligence, mistake, or failure to supervise. I further agree to abide by all the rules and regulations promulgated by PLANTLAB® while performing these activities. I recognize that this release means I am giving up, among other things, rights to sue PLANTLAB®, Employees, and Members for injuries, damages, or losses I may incur while participating in these activities.