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Please complete all sections. This information will be used to create your student record. To register, students must be at least eighteen years old and have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

For current high school students, Sotheby’s Summer Institute offers a pre-college program. Please visit the webpage for more information or contact

You may register online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Payment may be made by credit or debit card.

Payment in full is required at the time of registration. This consists of a tuition fee and a non-refundable registration fee. All course tuition is billed in US dollars, and students' financial institutions may charge a fee for conversion to local currency. Payment may be made by American Express, MasterCard, or Visa.

A one-time registration fee of $50 is payable for the Summer Institute. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Late Registration Fees
The registration fee increases to $100 four weeks before a course begins.

Enrollment closes on the Thursday of the first week for 4-week courses, on Tuesday of the first week for 2-week courses and on Monday of the first week for 1-week courses.

In order to be granted a tuition refund, students must cancel their registration by sending an email to Refunds are computed based on the date and time that the cancellation request is received.

The refund schedule for tuition is as follows:

  • Up to six weeks prior to the start of the course:
    Full refund of tuition
  • Up to four weeks prior to the start of the course:
    80% refund of tuition
  • Less than four weeks prior to the start of the
    course: No tuition refunds

Please note that Sotheby’s Summer Institute is unable to reimburse for any currency conversion fees charged by the credit-card issuer and that refunds will be issued to the paying credit card.

To withdraw from a course after it begins, students must notify Sotheby’s Summer Institute in writing of their intention to withdraw. Students may do so by e-mailing or by completing a withdrawal form in person at the Institute. Failure to complete a course does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor does verbal notification to the instructor or lack of attendance.

Cancellation of payment also does not constitute withdrawal nor does it reduce the student’s financial obligation to the Institute. In such cases, the student must pay the full tuition plus a stop-payment penalty of $25.

Sotheby's Summer Institute will make all reasonable efforts to deliver the course as outlined on the website. However, Sotheby’s Summer Institute reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the content and syllabus of a course when necessary.

Sotheby's Summer Institute reserves the right to cancel courses when necessary due to unforeseeable circumstances or insufficient enrollment. All tuition and fees paid for such a course will be refunded (including the registration fee).

Students will be expected to follow guidelines and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook (to be made available on the Sotheby’s Institute website by spring) and the Terms of Use for the learning management system. Sotheby's Summer Institute reserves the right to remove any student from the course who does not respect these guidelines and/or fellow students, faculty and/or staff.

Submission of the registration form along with full tuition payment constitutes acknowledgement and acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined herein.

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