Q: What is the SOM refund policy?
A: All SOM registrations are refundable and fully transferrable between online and on-site options with full refunds offered for the cost difference. Online participants paying for the full eight months can upgrade to the on-site experience for $100 per intensive. If on-site registrants who have paid for the full eight months need to take an intensive online instead of in person, they can request a refund of $100 per intensive. Please direct refund requests to:
Will the online course work in different time zones (i.e., Europe or
A: Yes, participants in other time zones can take the course online.
Archives will be available for the times that online participants can’t
If I am taking the course online but cannot attend all of the live
sessions due to my work / class / sleep schedule, will there be
A: Yes, there will be recordings available for each class, which will be
uploaded to an archive for the online students.
Q: What will the schedule be?
A: The tentative schedule will be Thursday 2–8pm, Friday 8am–9:30pm, and
Saturday 8am–12pm, with breaks for meals and some in-person activities.
Will I be required to attend all of the classes each day? Is there a
minimum required attendance?
A: There will be nine sessions over a period of three days. It is not
required but highly recommended that all sessions are attended for content
continuity and conversation.
Can I register for the eight-intensive option online but attend some
of the intensives on-site?
A: Yes, if someone wants to register for all eight intensives online but
attend in person a few times, they can pay the extra $100 to attend in
person that month.
Q: Will I need to purchase a book or any materials?
A: At this time all materials will be provided via download or other
electronic sources. If that changes, all students will be updated with the