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Withdrawals and Refunds

Assessments and Academic Programs

Please Review the Following Policies

Listed below are the withdrawal and refund policies for assessments and each of our program types. Please note that refund policies vary depending on the program.

 

Assessments

NWEA MAP, CogAT, and KTEA Withdrawal and Refund Policies

If you need to change a test registration, you will need to call 847/467-1575 or e-mail ctd-admissions@northwestern.edu to change your registration. Cancelling or rescheduling an appointment may incur a $25 processing fee. No shows or cancellations within 72 hours will not be eligible for a refund.

If CTD needs to change or cancel a test date or time (tester illness, system maintenance, etc.), you will be contacted as soon as possible via phone or e-mail. A CTD staff member will work with you to reschedule the test. If a test cannot be rescheduled, a refund will be provided.

Refunds may take up to eight weeks to process.

Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) Withdrawal and Refund Policies

Because NUMATS provides access to resources for families and students regardless of test participation, fees for Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) are not refundable and may not be transferred to a future academic year.

Students who pay for a test and who are unable to test on their scheduled test date may be able to reschedule for a later test date (subject to the test agency policies) by calling the testing agency (College Board or ACT) directly. The testing agency will assess a change-of-date fee.

Please visit the testing agency website for the most up-to-date information and policies. Test fees paid for NUMATS registration are subject to the College Board and ACT refund policies.

Test Agency Contact Information

  • PSATTM 8/9: 844/806-7817
  • ACT®: 319/337-1270
  • SAT®: 866/756-7346

If a test is cancelled due to inclement weather or another emergency, families will be notified about rescheduling options.

General Policies for Academic Programs

  • All refund requests must be made in writing and submitted to the admissions department via e-mail. Refunds may take eight weeks to process, starting from the time a written request is received by CTD.
  • All programs have a withdrawal processing fee, which is non-refundable except in the following cases:
    • All course choices are closed
    • A course is cancelled
    • Financial aid is not adequate for participation
    • A student is not accepted into the program
  • In the event that CTD cancels a course, families will be contacted about alternative course options or provided with a refund option, as applicable.
  • Students dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for any refund.

See program listings below for withdrawal deadlines and program-specific details.

Weekend Programs (Saturday/Sunday Enrichment Program, Accelerated Weekend Experience,  Weekend at Home, Encounters at Home, and Tadpole Academy)

  • Requests for withdrawals and refunds must be made in writing one week prior to the Saturday or Sunday course start date. E-mail the request to ctd-admissions@northwestern.edu .
  • Withdrawals are subject to a processing fee of $60.
  • Students who withdraw within one week prior to the course start date are refunded 50% of the tuition, less the withdrawal processing fee.
  • The tuition is nonrefundable after the start of the program.
  • Students who are dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for any refund.
  • Refunds may take up to eight weeks to process.

Online Programs (Core Essentials, Enrichment, Honors, Advanced Placement)

  • To receive a refund of tuition paid, minus the nonrefundable withdrawal processing fee of $60, requests must be made in writing and received one week before the student's start date of their course. E-mail the request to ctd-admissions@northwestern.edu.
  • Students who withdraw between one week before the course start date and 21 days into the class are refunded 50% of the tuition less the withdrawal processing fee.
  • No refunds will be granted beyond 21 days of the student's start date. The 21 days include the orientation week.
  • Students who are dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for any refund.
  • Refunds may take up to eight weeks to process.

Online Family Program, Leapfrog-Spark Online, and  Leadership Intensive

  • Requests for withdrawals and refunds must be made in writing one week prior to the course start date. E-mail the request to ctd-admissions@northwestern.edu
  • Withdrawals are subject to a processing fee of $60.
  • Students who withdraw within one week of the course start are refunded 50% of the tuition less the withdrawal processing fee.
  • The tuition is non-refundable after the start of the program.
  • Students who are dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for any refund.
  • Refunds may take up to eight weeks to process.

Summer Solstice Online, Spectrum Online, Equinox Online, and Civic Education Project Programs

  • To receive a refund of tuition paid, minus the nonrefundable withdrawal processing fee of $60, requests must be made in writing and received two weeks prior to the course start date. E-mail requests should be sent to CTD-admissions@northwestern.edu.
  • Withdrawals are subject to a processing fee of $60.
  • Withdrawal requests made after the deadline, and up through the second day of the course, will receive a 50% refund, minus the sixty dollar processing fee.
  • Withdrawals after the second day of the course do not qualify for a refund.
  • Refunds may take up to eight weeks to process.

In-person Summer Leapfrog-Spark, Solstice, and Spectrum Programs

  • Students who withdraw within two weeks of the start date for their program will receive a refund, minus the $ 60 processing fee.
  • Students who withdraw after the standard withdrawal deadline, but two days before the course begins, will receive 50% of the tuition, minus the $60 processing fee.
  • Students who withdraw within two days of the start of the course, or after the course has begun are not entitled to any refund.
  • For Withdrawal dates, please view Day Program Withdrawals and Refunds

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