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TESOL Certificate Program

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Payment and Refunds

Payment: TESOL Certificate Program

  • A non-refundable $50 fee should accompany your application.
  • If accepted, please send a $500 non-refundable deposit within two weeks of acceptance to hold your place.
  • Tuition is $6,500. Your tuition balance is due on June 2.

Payment: Optional Workshops

  • Payment for the weekend workshops can be submitted here.

Forms of Payment

  • We accept credit cards, as well as checks and money orders drawn on U.S. banks.
  • Click here to make a payment online with a credit card.
  • Please make checks and money orders payable to Teachers College, Columbia University and mail directly to:

    TESOL Certificate Program
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    525 W 120th Street, Box 66
    New York, New York 10027-6696

Financial Aid

  • We welcome Americorps vouchers.
  • If you are interested in applying for a personal continuing education loan, please contact our office for more information.
  • The maximum amount we accept is $6500 - enough to cover tuition.

Refunds: Teachers College TESOL Certificate Program Refund Policy

If you wish to withdraw from the 2014 TESOL Certificate Program, you must do so in writing (via email or mail).  Applicants who withdraw between June 3 and June 10 will receive a 50% refund, minus the $500 tuition deposit.  Withdrawals after June 10 forfeit any refund.

Refunds: Workshops

  • Full (100%) refunds of the registration fee will be granted if the written request to withdraw is received by the TESOL Certificate Program at least seven business days prior to the first scheduled workshop session.
  • Workshops dropped within the aforementioned seven-day window will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be granted after the start date of the workshop

NOTE: All refund requests must be made in writing to the TESOL Certificate Program. Refunds will be made in the payment method received. Please allow 4-6 weeks for check refunds to be processed and 3-5 days for credit card refunds.

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  • Application Information

    Attention Prospective Applicants: The application process for our TESOL Certificate Program is currently being revised. Our application link will be on our website in mid-December. 

    International Student Application Deadline: April 1st, 2015
    Regular Application Deadline: May 1st, 2015

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