Refund Policies

Refund policies vary from program to program. There is a different refund policy for courses and workshops, so check the list below for correct information.

One-Year Certificate Programs

Refund Policies

100% refund: withdrawal 14 days prior to the first day of the fall term.
80% refund: withdrawal 7 days prior to the first day of the fall term.
70% refund: withdrawal 7* days after the first day of the fall term.

*No refunds or credits will be given after that time.

Application, tuition deposits, annual lab, and registration fees, are non-refundable. No refund is issued for cases of suspension or expulsion.

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and dated. Postmarks determine eligibility for a refund. Written refund requests can be submitted to: Bursar, Education Department.

PLEASE NOTE: The first day of the academic year is Welcome Day. The spring semester begins on the first day of classes.

ICP-Bard MFA Program

Refund Policies

100% refund: withdrawal 14 days prior to the first day of the fall term.
80% refund: withdrawal 7 days prior to the first day of the fall term.
70% refund: withdrawal 7* days after the first day of the fall term.

*No refunds or credits will be given after that time.

PLEASE NOTE: The first day of the academic year is Welcome Day. The spring semester begins on the first day of classes. Application, tuition deposits, annual lab, and registration fees, are non-refundable.

No refund is issued for cases of suspension or expulsion.

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and dated. Postmarks determine eligibility for a refund. Written refund requests can be submitted to: Bursar, Education Department.

Track, Advanced Track, and Online Low-Residency Programs

Refund Policies

100% tuition refund: withdrawal 10 business days prior to the first Seminar class, less a withdrawal fee of $100.
80% tuition refund: withdrawal 5 business days prior to the first Seminar class, less a withdrawal fee of $100.
70% tuition refund: withdrawal 6 business days* prior to the second semester class, less a withdrawal fee of $100.

*No refunds or credits will be given after this time.

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and dated. All requests for refunds must be submitting in writing to:

Continuing Education Registrar
℅ International Center of Photography School
79 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002

PLEASE NOTE: All approved refunds take at least four weeks to process. Refunds are not issued in cases of suspension or expulsion. ICP cannot be responsible for providing refunds for classes or programs missed as a result of student illness, emergencies or events beyond ICP’s control.

Continuing Education Courses and Workshops

Refund Policy

Students are responsible for their course choices. We recommend that you select your courses carefully. Staff are available for course advisement during registration and class placement sessions if you have questions about appropriate placement. In the event that you must withdraw from a course, the following policy will be in effect:

Refunds or withdrawal requests must be sent to withdrawals@icp.edu. The date the email is sent will determine eligibility for a refund. All approved refunds take at least four weeks to process. ICP cannot be responsible for providing refunds for classes or programs missed as a result of student illness, student emergencies, or events beyond ICP's control.

Five- and Ten-Week Courses:
Cancellation up to five business days prior to the first class: 100% refund, less a $55 withdrawal fee (per course); up to five business days prior to the second class: 50% refund, less a $55 withdrawal fee (per course). No refunds/credits will be given after that time.

Weekend Workshops:
Cancellation up to five business days prior to the first class: 100% refund, less a $55 withdrawal fee (per workshop). No refunds/credits will be given after that time.

OTHER:

Transfer Policies:
A $25 nonrefundable fee will be charged for all transfers initiated by the student. Transfers from one class to another may take place before classes begin or if the student has sent an email to education@icp.org after their first class and before the second meeting of the class they wish to transfer from.

Ticketed Events:
Tickets for all events and public programming are non-refundable.

Check Redeposit Fee:
If for any reason a student's check or charge does not clear for payment, an additional fee of $15 will be charged. ICP does not guarantee placement until payment is resubmitted.

Travel Programs:
Refunds or withdrawal requests must be sent to withdrawals@icp.edu. The date the email was sent will determine eligibility for a refund. For a full refund (minus non-refundable deposit), ICP must be notified no later than two months prior to the beginning of each trip. No refunds/credits will be issued after that time. All approved refunds take at least four weeks to process. ICP is not responsible for providing refunds due to illness, emergencies, or events beyond our control. ICP is not responsible for reimbursements of non-refundable airline tickets due to cancellation of workshop. Purchase of trip insurance is advised.

Summer Term Transfer and Withdrawal Policies

Transfer Policies:
A $25 nonrefundable fee will be charged for all transfers initiated by the student. Transfers from one class to another may take place before classes begin or if the student has sent an email to education@icp.org after their first class and before the second meeting of the class they wish to transfer from.

Withdrawals:
To the best of our ability, the Education staff will work with a student wishing to withdraw from a class to find a class suitable for the student to transfer into. Students must send an email to withdrawals@icp.org after the first class and before the second meeting of the class they wish to withdraw from. If a class cannot be found and the student wishes a refund, students will receive 50% of tuition and the material fee as long as they withdraw before the second meeting of the class. No refunds will be given after that time. 

Four- and Five-Week Courses and One-Week Intensives:
Cancellation up to five business days prior to the first class: 100% refund of tuition and materials fee, less a $55 withdrawal fee (per course); up to five business days prior to the second class: 50% refund, less a $55 withdrawal fee (per course). No refunds will be given after that time.

Weekend Workshops:
Cancellation up to five business days prior to the first class: 100% refund, less a $55 withdrawal fee (per workshop). No refunds will be given after that time.

Class Policies

Class Absences:
It is not possible for students to make up a missed class by attending an equivalent class on another day. There are no refunds for missed classes.

Cancellations:
Classes are subject to cancellation due to under-enrollment. A full credit or refund will be issued.

Date Changes:
During the term, a class meeting may need to be re-scheduled. A make-up class will be scheduled within the term or added to the end of the course.

Class Auditing:
Auditing of classes is not permitted under any circumstances.

Inclement Weather Policy:
In case of severe weather conditions, which could result in the cancellation of classes and or events, please refer to our website, icp.org. This information is generally posted by 7 PM and will be updated as necessary. As a rule, weather conditions, such as snow, sleet, ice, or rain, will not warrant the cancellation of classes or events at ICP.

Affiliate Programs

Students from affiliate programs attending Continuing Education classes should follow the Withdrawal and Transfer Policy for Continuing Education Courses and Workshops. Please contact your school representative with any withdrawal or transfer requests.