How to Apply
Summer Workshops for Teens
Applications for Summer 2023 are open!
Before you start the application, please be sure that you have read and understand the “Before You Apply” page which contains important financial details, certain expectations, and timelines for the application process. Applications are processed in the order that we receive them and most workshops cap out at 12 students. For the best selection of workshops, we encourage you to apply early.
A complete application includes the following:
- Two samples of work
- 4 short answer questions
- Teacher Recommendation – Speak with a teacher of your choice who you feel knows you and ask them please to complete form on your behalf and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- $500 due is with the application, $100 of which is a non-refundable application fee, and the remaining $400 is a deposit that will be applied towards tuition.
Tuition Dates & Cancellation Policy
Tuition is due within 30 days after receiving an acceptance to the program if before May 1st. On May 1st, any outstanding balance is due. For applications received after May 1st, tuition is due within 7 days after receiving acceptance to the program.
Should enrollment not be sufficient resulting in workshop cancellation or reassignment, you will be notified no later than May 15th, and students will be placed in there next highest workshop selection.
If a student withdraws prior to April 1st, TPSSA will refund tuition and deposit paid, minus $100. If a student withdraws after April 1st, tuition will be refunded minus $500. There are no refunds for withdrawals after May 1st. Families awarded financial aid who elect not to enroll in TPSSA after receiving notice of financial aid award are entitled to a refund of tuition and deposit paid minus $100, provided TPSSA receives written notice of this decision by May 1st.
Partial tuition assistance may be available and will be awarded based on family need, application strength, and resources available in our financial aid fund.
Families or organizations interested in helping to sponsor a student financially should contact Tom Howe, Director of Summer Programs.
We are currently monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. All on-campus programming will be designed to follow recommended safety precautions as outlined by the Center for Disease Control and the state of Vermont
Summer Workshops for Adults
Shared room – $1,275
Single room – $1,500
Commuter Tuition: $925
*Materials fee – Metal Jewelry $80
If a participant decides before July 1st to not attend the program, we can issue a refund for monies paid, minus a $100 processing fee. There are no refunds for choosing to withdraw from the program after July 1st, except in cases of severe illness, injury, or family emergency.
It is not possible to make any tuition reduction for arriving late or leaving early.
Should enrollment not be sufficient resulting in workshop cancellation, participants will be notified by July 1st. In the event a cancellation does occur, participants will have the option to join another workshop dependent on availability or the option for a refund, minus $100 processing fee. We can also hold tuition paid and apply it towards the following summer.