APW POLICIES

Online Registration


You may register for Au Pair Weekend courses only through our secure online registration system. Payment must be made in full before your registration is secured. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards.​ To register for a course, select a weekend date from our Calendar page, our Online Courses page, or one of our Location Pages. Be sure you read the course descriptions and coursework requirements so that you are familiar with all aspects of the course before registering.​ After successfully registering for the course you will receive an email with instructions for completing your pre-assignments. If you do not receive this email within 24 hours, it is your responsibility to contact your program coordinator to request instructions.




Registration Deadlines


The deadline for each course registration occurs one month prior to the course starting date. After the deadline passes registration may be possible for two more weeks only if space is available, but a $50 late fee will be charged. Please observe the deadline dates to make sure you have a spot reserved and to avoid the late fee.




Costs & Credits


APW courses provide the following educational hours: 36 hours for 3-day single courses (equivalent to 3 credits)* 60 or 72 hours for 4-day combo courses (equivalent to 6 credits)* 72 hours for double weekend packages (equivalent to 6 credits)* *Educational hours include class time, pre-assignments, and follow-up activities. Please check with your au pair agency concerning hours and credits, as requirements vary with different agencies. For location-specific price details, please visit our Locations Page. ________________________________________________________________________ Our all-inclusive prices include tuition and registration, course materials, educational excursions including activities and transportation during class hours, as well as some meals (if offered in that city). Save money by registering for two courses in the same city, on subsequent weekends, offered as a DOUBLE WEEKEND package deal. Make a Difference - 3-Day Weekend 36 education hours - (equivalent to 3 credit hours)* The all-inclusive price varies between $339 and $349 Offered in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington DC Discover Your City - 3-Day Weekend 36 hours - (equivalent to 3 credit hours)* The all-inclusive price varies between $339 and $349 Offered in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington DC Arts and Entertainment - 3-Day Weekend Choose the Performing Arts or Visual Arts track. May be taken twice. 36 educational hours (equivalent to 3 credit hours) The all-inclusive price is $399 Offered in New York City and Los Angeles Two 3-Day Weekends, registered as a Double Weekend package deal 72 educational hours - (equivalent to 6 credit hours)* The all-inclusive price varies between $599 and $699 Make a Difference & Discover Your City, 4-Day Weekend Combo Course 60 or 72 educational hours - (equivalent to 6 credit hours)* The all-inclusive price varies between $579 and $649 Offered in in Salt Lake City, San Diego, and Tampa Explore Our Environment - 4-Day Weekend 60 or 72 educational hours* The all-inclusive price is $599 Only offered in Tampa Explore Our Environment - 3-Day Weekend 36 educational hours* 2019: $295 tuition, $10 registration fee, $50 materials/activity fee 2020: All-inclusive price of $349 Only offered in Tampa Read the Course Descriptions




Attendance Policy


Our weekends are a fun but intensive educational experience! It is critical that you arrive for classes and activities on time and stay for the entire period. All class time is mandatory. If you do not attend all class and activity hours you will not be eligible to receive your course completion letter. Mandatory attendance begins on the first day of class at check-in and ends after the last hour of class on the last day. Travel and work schedule conflicts will not be excused, so please make other arrangements in advance. We understand that sometimes emergencies arise or flights are delayed. In situations like these, you will need to work with your program coordinator to see if it is possible for you to still earn the necessary amount of hours.




In-Person Courses - Cancellation/Refund Policy


Up to one month before the weekend class, you may cancel your current weekend course and receive a refund to the credit card on file minus the $50 cancellation fee. If the credit card number is no longer active, it is your responsibility to notify us at the time of cancellation. No refunds will be issued within 1 month of the course start date and no exceptions will be made, so please plan accordingly. Those that do not show up for class are not eligible for a refund.

  • If you need to cancel your current weekend course date up to one month before the weekend but want to switch to a different course, the change fee is $25. You will receive a voucher that you will use to register for the new course.
  • If you need to cancel your current weekend course date (within 1 month to 2 weeks before the course), you will receive a voucher for what you paid minus a $100 change fee.
  • Voucher codes are transferable and can be used toward any Au Pair Weekend course registration within 6 months of the issue date.
  • We do not provide refunds or vouchers within 2 weeks of the course unless there is a medical emergency.
  • If you need to cancel your current weekend course date within 2 weeks before the weekend due to a medical emergency, you must provide documentation from a doctor. Documentation will allow you to either reschedule for a later weekend or it will allow you to receive a partial refund. If this situation applies, please contact your program coordinator for assistance.
All cancellations must be emailed to your program coordinator with the following information:
  • Course name
  • Course dates
  • Reason for dropping
  • Telephone number where you can be reached
  • Host family's name and email address
  • Your permission to allow Au Pair Weekend to drop the course on your behalf




Online and Virtual Courses - Cancellation/Refund Policies


Online Courses Cancellation (All courses EXCEPT the "Discover U.S. Virtual Weekend"): Refunds for online courses can be requested, minus a $50 administrative fee, up to one week after registering. If you need to cancel 1-3 weeks after registering, we can provide you with a voucher minus a $25 switch fee to use for a future course within the next six months. This voucher is transferable to another au pair if you are unable to use it. Students will not receive Completion Letters for partial hours. Discover the U.S. Virtual Weekend Cancellation: Refunds for the Discover the U.S. Virtual Weekend courses can be requested, minus a $50 administrative fee, up to 48 hours before the class start date. If you would like to switch courses, we can provide you with a voucher, minus a $25 switch fee, up to 48 hours before the class start date. This voucher can be used for any future APW course within a 6 month period. This voucher is transferable to your host family or another au pair if you are unable to use it. Students will not receive Completion Letters for partial hours. Please note when registering for two courses: If you register for two 36 hour courses at our discounted pricing of $500, and one class is later canceled, the discounted course price of $205 is what will be eligible for a refund regardless of which course is being cancelled. Students are not eligible to later add a second course at the discounted price of $205. Students must register for both courses at the same time and they must keep both courses in order to receive the discounted rate of $500 for two online course offerings.




Customer Service


We care about your questions and are happy to help! General questions or concerns can be directed to info@aupairclasses.org. If you have city-specific questions, you should contact the program coordinator for that city by using the email form on our homepage. With phone or text correspondence, please allow up to one business day for a response. Receipt of completion letters takes an average of 4-5 business days once requested, depending on current demand.





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