Registration & Fees

2012 Registration

Registration for the 2012 ICPSR Summer Program will begin in February 2012. The fee schedule for 2012 will be available in October 2011. At this time, we do not anticipate that the fees and registration procedures for 2012 will be very different from those for 2011. Therefore, we are retaining the 2011 information on this page for informational purposes only.

2011 Registration

Note: Registration for the 2011 ICPSR Summer Program is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact the Summer Program office at

Note: You can now register for the 2011 ICPSR Summer Program using our online Portal. Note that when you begin the registration process, you will be asked to log in to your ICPSR MyData account. If you do not already have a MyData account, you will be prompted to create one at that time.

Participants who enroll in a four-week session should register for at least one workshop during that session. Note, however, that participants can sign up for, and attend, as many classes (workshops and lectures) as they like during the session in which they are enrolled (subject to time constraints, of course!). There are no class size limitations in any of the statistical courses offered during the four-week sessions.

Unsure about which courses to take during the four-week sessions? Confused about the content of the various workshop and lectures in these sessions? Get help by consulting the Guide for Selecting Summer Program Courses. Separate guides are available for the first four-week session and the second four-week session.

Note that three- to five-day statistical workshops have limited class sizes, due to classroom facilities and instructor preferences. Registration will be confirmed upon full payment of fees, on a first-come first-served basis. Waiting lists of applicants will be established for workshops that fill to their capacity.

Enrollments in some of the substantive workshops are granted on a competitive basis. When this is the case, it will be mentioned in the course description. For such competitive workshops, applicants may be required to submit supporting materials as part of their applications. Any such supporting materials should be uploaded to the Summer Program Portal vai the applicants's own account page.

Discounts for Returning ICPSR Summer Program Participants

Did you participate in a previous ICPSR Summer Program? If so, you will receive a 15% discount on your registration fee in the 2011 ICPSR Summer Program. This discount is available for anyone who took either four-week classes or short workshops in any ICPSR Summer Program, 2010 or earlier. The discount will be applied to the fees for both statistical short courses and the four-week sessions in the 2011 ICPSR Summer Program. You don't have to do anything special to apply for the discount; just register for the 2011 Summer Program through our online Portal. As part of the application, you will be asked about your previous participation in the ICPSR Summer Program. Upon verification of the information you provide, the discount will be applied to your fees automatically. That's all there is to it!

2011 Fee Schedule

Fees differ for participants from ICPSR member institutions and for participants who are not from ICPSR member institutions. If you are not sure whether your college, university, or other institution is a member of ICPSR, then please check the complete list of ICPSR member institutions. Note that there is a discount for early enrollments to the four-week sessions that are paid in full before May 1, 2011. There is an additional discount for participants who register for both four-week sessions.

Fees for 2011 Summer Program Participants from ICPSR member institutions. Fees for 2011 Summer Program Participants from institutions that are not members of ICPSR.
Three-Day Statistical Workshop $1300 $2600
Four-Day Statistical Workshop $1400 $2800
Five-Day Statistical Workshop $1500 $3000
Three- to Five-Day Substantive Workshop
** see individual course description
Covered Covered
May 1, 2011
May 1, 2011
May 1, 2011
May 1, 2011
Program Scholar, One Four-Week Session $2300 $2500 $4600 $5000
Program Scholar, for Both Four-Week Sessions $3500 $4000 $7000 $8000

Note: Registrations for the three- and five-day statistical workshops are on a per-course basis. That is, a participant registered for a course or courses may not attend other ICPSR courses, unless he or she is registered for those other courses. Program scholars, however, can attend as many of the four-week ICPSR workshops and lectures as they want during the four-week session for which they are registered.

Registration Status and Academic Credit

All ICPSR Summer Program participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the completion of the appropriate four-week session or workshop in which they are enrolled. The vast majority of ICPSR Summer Program participants do not take courses for formal academic credit.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Program Scholars:
Applicants may completely withdraw from a four-week Program Session and receive a full refund if done before 8:00am on the first day of the relevant session (June 20 for the first Session and July 18 for the second Session). Cancellation during the first week of each session will be subject to a late withdrawal fee of $250. There will be no refunds for withdrawal after the end of the first week of class of each session (5:00pm on June 24 for the first Session and 5:00pm on July 22 for the second Session).

3-5 Day Workshop Attendees:
Applicants may withdraw from a 3-5 Day Workshop and receive a full refund if done 30 days or more prior to the first day of the workshop. Cancellations done less than 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop will be subject to a late withdrawal fee of $250. There will be no refunds for withdrawing after 8:00am on the first day of a workshop.

To withdraw from a Program Session or from a 3-5 Day Workshop, please contact the Summer Program office at