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CRI is going online … temporarily

Series: Coronavirus | Story 65

Last updated 3/26/2020 at 9:44am

The Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by going online, at least in part.

CRI, an organization affiliated with Edmonds Community College and located on its campus, is a member-driven, self-supporting organization whose mission is to provide affordable, quality lifelong learning opportunities for adults in a supportive environment.

Spring term all CRI classes scheduled between April 13 and May 31 are either canceled or will be taught online. Currently, any class that starts on June 1 or later and is not becoming an online class will be taught in the familiar face-to-face format, depending on updated coronavirus information.

These face-to-face classes are not presently open for additional registration. They may be reopened for registration or canceled later, depending on the recommendations that come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the world continues to suffer from COVID-19.

You can, however, register for the 12 online classes. Go to the CRI website (www.wdcc.edu/cri) for detailed instructions. You can also call 425-640-1830.

If you are enrolled in a class for spring term that is canceled, you will be given a refund. If one of your classes is scheduled for online delivery and you do not wish to take it online, you can cancel and be given a refund.

As for when you will receive your refund, please be patient. In this complicated environment in which we find ourselves, the process of issuing the refunds for any canceled class will be slow.

Efforts are underway to identify classes for fall term. If possible, classes that were canceled spring term will be offered again in fall term. All classes for fall term will be listed in the fall catalog.

It’s with heavy heart that we have made these decisions. Offering online classes is only for this emergency situation.

One of the rewarding features about classes at CRI are the incredible classroom discussions that frequently develop. Many of the students return quarter after quarter to take additional classes. Consequently, friendships develop and delightful social interactions occur. Staff are available to help you online (www.edcc.edu/cri), by email ( [email protected]), or by phone 425-640-1830.


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