The following policies apply to all Stern Center course and workshop offerings, except for
- The Mindplay Comprehensive Reading Course. Please find the policies for that course listed here.
- Webinars. Please find the policies for our webinars here.
To complete your registration and secure a spot in the class, please include payment or completed purchase order (PO). Registrations received without payment, or a completed PO, are incomplete. You are not registered until we receive your payment or completed PO. When registered, you will receive an email from the Stern Center for Language and Learning titled “Registration Confirmation.”
Graduate Credit Policy
Castleton University: If you are registering for a course that offers graduate credit from Castleton University, you may add graduate credit up to and including the first day of class. We will happily accommodate you if you wish to add graduate credit later, within the university’s deadline. Please register by the end of the first day of class to avoid a processing fee of $25 in addition to the graduate credit cost.
Saint Michael’s College: If you are registering for a course that offers graduate credit from Saint Michael’s College, you may add graduate credit up to and including the first day of class. No additions can be accepted after the first day of class.
Graduate Credit Withdrawal Policy: For classes running for consecutive days, participants who withdraw must decide by the end of the first day whether to request a graduate credit refund. To request a refund, notify the Professional Learning team by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (802-878-2332).
If you need to withdraw from a course or workshop, please notify the Professional Learning team by email (email@example.com) or phone (802-878-2332). Depending on the date of your notification, we will work with you to determine your eligibility for a refund or credit. Notifications received two weeks or more before the start date will receive a full refund. If you cancel between one and two weeks before the start date, you will receive credit toward another course or workshop of equal or lesser value offered at the Stern Center for Language and Learning within one year of the start date. Unfortunately, cancellations made fewer than seven days before the start of the course or workshop cannot be refunded or credited.
We cannot substitute one registered person for another, even if you are from the same school or district. Exceptions to this policy can be made if your school or district has a contract with us to have a certain number of staff attend a course or workshop.
Attendance & Participation Policy
Participant agrees to comply with the attendance, participation, and assignment requirements as set by the course instructor. Please see the course webpage for further information.
Auditing our public professional learning offerings is not available. All attendees must register, pay tuition, and follow the attendance and participation policy.
Your instructor will contact you if a class is canceled due to weather. Cancellations will be rescheduled. Notice of the new date(s) will be emailed to you.
- Grants from the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence (CKHIE) cannot be awarded after registration. After registering for a course/workshop, you cannot apply for or receive a CKHIE grant award for that course/workshop.
- We may sometimes need to substitute presenters without prior notice.
- Audio/videotaping, photography, or sales and recruiting activities are not permitted without permission from the instructor.
Other questions about registering for a course or workshop? Please see our Registration FAQ.