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Our Policies

Read below for our school policies as of January 1, 2023.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Avalid drivers license or passport must be presented with proof of a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must be able to read, write, and understand the English language. 

Refund Policy

There is a seven-day (7) Cancellation Period. All fees paid by a student shall be refunded if the student chooses not to enroll in, or to withdraw from a school within five (5) calendar days after having paid in full for any class. If the school closes or discontinues the program, the student shall be issued a full refund within fifteen (15) days. If the student chooses not to enroll after the five (5) calendar day cancellation period, but before the first day of instruction, the school may retain the administrative fee of thirty-five dollars ($35). Textbooks and materials issued to the student must be returned in good condition, determined by the school, or the cost of books & materials will be deducted from the potential refund. The date of withdraw or termination is the last date of attendance; or, no later than the second class session, a partial refund will be issued. After this time, no refund; but, the student may transfer to the same course at the next scheduled session(s). Just pay a new administrative fee ($35). If after an official leave of absence , a student does not return to the program, a refund shall be based on date of withdraw and paid within sixty (15) days from last schedule day of the leave of absence.

School Calendar, Holidays and Inclement Weather

HPDSEM adheres to a calendar of holidays as follows: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas and all other holidays recognized by the District of Columbia (DC) for our DC classes.

HPDSEM will follow the Prince George’s County Public School System, Prince George’s County, Maryland closing schedule for inclement weather for classes offered at our Maryland location. HPDSEM will follow the DC Board of Education’s  closing schedule for inclement weather for classes offered at our DC location.  Students will be notified via email, as soon as possible, when school closes for any reason. A make-up schedule will be included in that email.

Student Conduct

Students are required to act in a manner to reflect credit to themselves, the real estate profession and the HPDSEM. Students are expected to have the highest level of ethical standards and conduct themselves accordingly. Children, guests and pets are not permitted during program hours. HPDSEM reserves the right to dismiss any student who fails to adhere to and observe school procedures, school and DC Real Estate Commission ‘s rulesor, is involved in illegal or unethical practices, disruptive or offensive speech/behavior, or threatens or harasses other school officials or students, who does not meet the standards of the school’s academic and attendance requirements.

Virtual Learning

Students are responsible for the performance of their own technology, including audio volume, video clarity and reliable internet connection. Students will need to download the client software to their computer.  The web browser client will download automatically when they join for the first video-conference. By attending a virtual class, you consent to being included in any video/audio recordings. HPDSEM does not provide technical assistance for your device. Please contact your device technician or internet provide for assistance with your device and service. Please plan to access the class at least 30 minutes early to solve any technical issues you may have with your equipment. To receive credit for the course, the student must be visible on the instructor’s monitor at all times during class; participate, no distracted driving; in a location conducive for learning, and promptly return from all breaks. If you are disconnected due to connection issues, please reconnect promptly, as your time offline will be monitored. You will not receive credit for the course. If you are not accounted for for 90% of the classtime. If this is the case, you will have to re-register for another session of the same course and pay only an administrative fee ($35). Only one re-scheduling is allowed. After this one re-schedule, a new full fee must be paid by the student in order to attend the next session of the same course. HPDSEM reserves the right to deny credit to any student who does not fully comply with HPDSEM’s guidelines.


HPDSEM does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on that person's race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected properties.

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