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.

  • Academic credit is not available for any of the three- to five-day statistical and substantive workshops.

  • University of Michigan students can enroll in workshops within the Summer Program's four-week sessions for academic credit at the University of Michigan.

  • Summer Program participants who are not University of Michigan students can receive University of Michigan academic credit for workshops in the four-week sessions by enrolling as a "Summer Guest." Note, however, that this requires admission to the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School for the summer and the tuition for Summer Guest enrollment is very high (about $6,000 to $9,000).

  • Most Summer Program participants in the four-week sessions enroll as "Program Scholars." This is an auditor status, which does not include a formal grade. Program Scholars can attend as many workshops and lectures as they like during the four-week session in which they are enrolled.

  • For Program Scholars who participate fully in a workshop during a four-week session (i.e., they attend all classes and complete all written course requirements), we can provide a formal grade memorandum. This memorandum reports the letter grade that the instructor would have assigned, if the participant had been taking the course for a grade. Participants can request grade reports for some or all of the workshops that they take during the Summer Program's four-week sessions.

  • Many Program Scholars use the grade memorandum to obtain academic credit for ICPSR Summer Program courses at their home institutions. Typically, a Summer Program participant makes prior arrangements with his or her academic advisor or home institution faculty to register for a readings course or independent study at their home institution. Following the participant's successful completion of the Summer Program workshop during a four-week session in Ann Arbor, the academic advisor or sponsoring faculty member at the home institution uses the ICPSR-issued grade memorandum to assign appropriate credit in the readings or independent study course. Please note that ICPSR only provides the information about the appropriate letter grade; the academic credit, itself, must be assigned by the home institution. Therefore, interested participants should definitely check in advance with their own academic advisor to make sure that this option can be used at their home institution.

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