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Participation in Programs:

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential for a successful learning experience in the program.

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you must obtain appropriate immigration status. Letters of invitation for visa applications will be supplied only after full payment is processed.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our entire campus community, the State of Massachusetts requires that educational visitors are immunized against common contagious illnesses. Please ensure that your immunizations are up to date prior to arrival on campus. A list of required immunizations can be found at Link

Payment Policy:

Payment in U.S. Funds or U.S. Government Purchase Order (PO) confirmations must be received in order to process your registration. Due to government policies, there may be reasons why we cannot accept payment from certain countries. Payment by credit card is strongly preferred (Visa, MasterCard, AmEx). Checks must be drawn from a U.S. bank and made payable to: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—ECPE. Please be sure the participant's name is on the check. Note: Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received program attendance confirmation from us.

Substitution and Cancellation Policy:

In some cases, substitutions may be made without additional charge; please refer to the specific program you are interested in. All requests for substitutions or cancellations must be made in writing. Exact dates vary according to the program, and you can find the cancellation schedule for your program of interest on the email invoice received after a registration is submitted or an application is accepted. In general, cancellations on or before 60 days prior to the start of the course will be issued a full refund less a $150 administrative fee per person. Cancellations received between 30-59 days prior to the start of the course will be issued a refund of 50%. After 30 days prior to the start of the course, no refund will be issued. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Code of Conduct:

[The School considers that honesty, respect for others, and accountability for one’s actions are essential for a safe and productive learning environment for all.] Everyone who registers, applies, and is enrolled in a program is expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times. Participants are expected to treat all faculty, staff, and fellow classmates with respect and civility. The School reserves the right to remove any applicant or student from the registration/admissions process and program for engaging in, or having engaged in, conduct that faculty or staff determine violates this code of conduct or otherwise negatively impacts the learning environment. The cancellation policy will be applied in these instances.

Registration and Application Process:

You acknowledge and agree that by submitting your application you are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information within it. Any incorrect information may result in a rejection of your registration or application, or removal from a course.

Consent Regarding Sensitive Personal Data:

During the registration or application process, you and others, such as recommenders in some cases, may provide Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with certain kinds of personal data about you that some laws regard as sensitive and deserving of special protection (Sensitive Personal Data). All personal information submitted to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is considered confidential and is not shared with anyone outside of the ECPE department.