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Ready to apply for an ELOC course?

To enroll in a course you must first apply for admission to ELOC. Prior to starting your application, be sure to review the course description and information about who should attend the course. Admissions decisions are based upon the fit between your experience level and the target audience for the course. Applications generally take about 25 minutes to complete. You will need to provide information about your professional and educational background, answer a few brief questions about your ELOC goals, and select the course(s) for which you wish to register.

Confirmation of Application

Immediately after submitting your application, you should receive an email confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not receive a notification, or if you have questions about the status of your application, please contact the ELOC Department.

Notification of Acceptance

For most courses, ELOC employs a rolling admissions process. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and admissions decisions are administered within two weeks of receipt. With an average course size of 25, we encourage you to apply as early as possible to reserve your spot.

If you submit your application after a course application deadline, your application may be considered if space is available, or you may be offered admission to a future session.

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Payments and Cancellations

ELOC Student

When is payment due?

You must supply a valid credit card with your application. Upon acceptance into ELOC your credit card will be charged for all applicable fees associated with the courses for which you have registered.


What types of payment are accepted?

Payment must be in U.S. dollars. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.



Can I pay online?

Online payment by credit card is required at the time of registration. Because ELOC courses have admissions requirements, your online payment will not be processed unless your admission is confirmed. Please contact the ELOC Department if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements for group admissions.


What is included in the program fee?

Program fees include materials, most meals, coffeebreaks and any receptions. Participants are responsible for dinner on free evenings.


What are my options if I cannot attend a program that I am registered for?

Because attendance at an ELOC course requires significant advance preparation and demand often exceeds capacity, it is important that you contact us in a timely manner if you must cancel or defer your attendance.

Participants may transfer their enrollment to another course (pending eligibility and course availability) within one year of the originally scheduled program. If the course that you would like to transfer to undergoes a tuition increase, you will be required to pay the balance of the cost.

Please note, we only allow one course transfer. If you are unable to attend the course to which you defer, your program fee will be forfeited. If requesting a refund, please see our cancellation policy below.


Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days in advance of the initial program start date. Cancellations received less than 30 days in advance are not eligible for a refund but may be eligible for deferral to a future session.

Northwestern University reserves the right to cancel a program at any time for any reason. In the unlikely event of a course cancellation, paid program fees will be refunded, but the university is not responsible for any travel or other related expenses accrued by the program registrant.


Who can I contact if I need to change my registration?

Once your enrollment has been confirmed, you may contact the ELOC Department if you have any questions about your registration.