Registration for winter/spring 2014 seminars will begin January 6th and Early Registration (with discounted tuition) will end on February 11th.
To improve service to participants and instructors we have established an early registration period. The early registration deadline is February 11th. After this date, classes with fewer than the minimum seven registrants will be canceled. All listed prices in the printed brochure reflect the early registration cost; after February 11th registration costs will go up, usually by $20.
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.
Please note that early registration ends February 11th. 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 and your Newberry reader’s card will be available at the first class meeting. All seminars meet at the Newberry unless otherwise noted.
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.
Requests for refunds must be received in writing. To request a refund, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Seminars Office retains a $20 processing fee. For single and two-session seminars, tuition (less the $20 processing fee) is refundable until one day before the seminar begins. For seminars meeting more than twice, tuition (less the $20 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Director of Continuing Education 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.