Registration Information

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Registration for Fall 2014 seminars begins August 8.

The early registration deadline is Tuesday, September 9. After this date, registration costs increased 10% and classes with fewer than the minimum seven registrants have been canceled. All listed prices in the printed brochure reflect the early registration cost.

There are several ways to register:

Online with a major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or Visa) by following the “Register Online” link under the course listing (Note: if registration has not started, if the class is full, or if it has been canceled, the “Register online” option will not appear).

By phone with a major credit card: (312) 255-3700.

Either mail in the registration form found in the Newberry Seminars brochure or download and mail in the registration form. Personal checks should be made out to the Newberry.

Fax the registration form to us at (312) 255-3680.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Many of the seminars fill quickly; we encourage you to register early. Full payment is required at the time of registration, and we cannot pro-rate tuitions to compensate for missed classes. Seven registrants are needed to run a class.

Once we receive payment, a confirmation letter will be sent to you along with a Newberry reader’s card and a reading or materials list for the seminar. Cost of books and other materials is not included in listed tuitions. If you registered online you will receive an email message confirmation. All seminars meet at the Newberry unless otherwise noted.

Discounts

We are pleased to offer a 10% discount to seniors over the age of 65, or Newberry Associates at the Author level ($100 or above), or students with a valid copy of their student ID.

Refunds

Requests for refunds must be received in writing. To request a refund, email us at programs@newberry.org. The Seminars Office retains a 10% processing fee. For single and two-session seminars, tuition (less the 10% processing fee) is refundable until one day before the seminar begins. For seminars meeting more than twice, tuition (less the 10% processing fee) is refundable until the second class meeting; we cannot give a refund once the seminar has met a second time. Requests for refunds may be placed over the phone, but must be received in writing or via email at programs@newberry.org before the class meets a second time.

Books and Materials

We make every effort to provide complete and accurate book and materials lists on each course page online. The Newberry’s Bookstore stocks most required and recommended titles for the Seminars. Newberry Associates, at the Author level ($100) and above, receive a 10% discount on all seminar texts. Please call (312) 255-3520 or send an email to bookstore@newberry.org to find out what books are required for a seminar and to check on text availability.

Illinois Teacher CPDU Credits

The Newberry is an approved provider of Continuing Professional Development Unit (CPDU) credit for Illinois teachers seeking renewal of their state certification. Seminar participants seeking CPDU credit will receive one hour of credit for each hour of class time. Eligible seminars offered for CPDU credit are indicated as such. If you would like CPDU credit for a seminar, please inform the Seminars Manager by email or phone after you register.

The Newberry also offers a series of Professional Development Programs for Teachers. Please note these are not a part of the Seminars Program.

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