Registration for fall seminars opened July 30. The deadline to register for fall classes was September 10. Late registration incurs a $20 late fee.
To improve our service to participants and instructors we are instituting a registration deadline. This fall the deadline was September 10, after which classes with fewer than the minimum seven registrants will be canceled. Some late registrations will be accepted after the deadline with a $20 late registration fee.
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 online 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 Program 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 the registration deadline was September 10; 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. 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 students with a valid copy of their student ID, or Newberry Associates at the Author level ($100 or above).
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
The Newberry’s Bookstore stocks most required and recommended titles for the Seminars. Newberry Associates, at the Author level ($100) and above, and members of the Seminary Co-op 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 Public Programs 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.