Common Questions

What time does the institute begin and end each day?

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

What meals will be provided?

Daily lunch and two coffee/snack breaks per day are included in the cost of the institute, as well as a welcome breakfast on the first day and two mixers for all participants. Residents also are provided with breakfast and dinner each day.

Can a participant only attend part of the week? Will there be a price difference?

No, the entire workshop must be attended in order to receive credit or audit status.

What is the difference between taking a course for audit or credit?

If you are taking the course for credit, the consultant will assign a separate project that will be completed after the workshop to be able to receive the 45 professional development hours required to receive credit.

Why is the Institute more expensive than others?

Manhattan College offers college credit at no extra cost to all participants. While many other Institutes charge fees on top of tuition for college credit, three credits per workshop are included in our tuition.

What happens if I need to cancel my registration?

Should you need to cancel your registration, please contact the API Office by email or phone. See the refund policy on our program information page.

I registered, but I have not received an invoice or link to pay my tuition yet. When will I receive this?

Please allow one week for processing.

Why does the Institute request my Social Security number?

Social Security numbers are required to register at the College.

How much is room and board and what does this fee include?

Room and board is $500, and includes a single, suite-style room with a shared bathroom (shared with one other participant of the same gender) and three meals per day.

Do many participants stay on campus?

Approximately one-third of participants stay on campus.

Can a participant who is a resident arrive early or leave late?

Resident participants who need to arrive a day early or leave a day after the Institute has ended can do so if there is available space. There will be an extra $50 cost per night. The API Office requires at least two weeks notice.

As a resident, can I bring guests?

Under ordinary circumstances, residents may bring a spouse/partner to stay in their room for an extra cost of $300. This must be approved by the API office at least two weeks in advance; approval will depend on availability.

When will I receive my transcript?

Transcripts take about 4-6 weeks to receive by mail. In order for your transcripts to be released, your tuition and all other fees must be paid in full.

Can I request another transcript?

Yes, additional copies are available for $5 at

How can I pay for the Institute? When does payment need to be sent/received by?

We accept credit cards, purchase orders and personal checks. If paying by credit card, select this option during registration and a link to pay will be sent to you within approximately one week. If your school will be paying your tuition through a purchase order and future payment, select the purchase order option during registration. Within approximately one week, you will receive an invoice from us to give to the appropriate person at your school. The school will then issue a purchase order, or a form that guarantees payment. For payment deadlines, please see the program information page.

I’m an international student — how do I obtain a visa?

First, fill out an application and pay for the workshop at least one month in advance of the workshop. Once the application is completed and payment is received, our international liaison will contact you with the appropriate paperwork and further steps.