Credits and Refunds

If you need to withdraw from class, here are your options:

For Everything (except one-session classes/events)

For a refund or credit, send an email to [email protected] two business days or more before your class starts. You can either choose to hold a full credit with us good on other Gotham classes for a year OR you can opt for a refund less a $25 administrative fee and your $25 registration fee ($50 total).

10- and 6-week Courses, Selling Seminars (after you start)

If you need to withdraw after your class has started, you're welcome to a Gotham credit less the price of Week 1 and your $25 registration fee, but we need to hear from you two business days or more before Week 2 meets for that to happen.

NYC One-day Intensives (last-minute or after you start)

If you need to reschedule your One-day Intensive at the last minute due to a health emergency, just leave us a voicemail message (212-974-8377) by 9 a.m. on the day of class. Please call rather than email. If we hear from you, we are happy to reschedule your One-day Intensive once. If you don't show and don't call, you forfeit your money and space in class.

Online 3-week Intensive

If you need to withdraw from your Intensive after Week 1, you're welcome to a Gotham credit less the price of Week 1 and your $25 registration fee, but we need to hear from you two business days or more before Week 2 meets for that to happen. After that point, no credits are available.

One-session Classes and Events

If you withdraw from a Write-In or any one-session event two hours or more before it begins, you're welcome to a full credit toward another class of the same price. No refunds are available.

Classes purchased through CourseHorse

If you purchased through CourseHorse, then our Refund/Cancellation policy applies to your purchase, but CourseHorse will issue the refund. Please contact CourseHorse here to request your refund.

If we cancel a class that you purchased through CourseHorse, you will receive a full refund or credit. If you prefer a refund, we will notify CourseHorse that you are due a refund, but you can also contact CourseHorse here with any questions.

A few more things

  • Simply not attending class or notifying the instructor does not mean you've officially withdrawn.
  • Credits are valid for one year and cannot be changed into refunds down the road.
  • Some exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis for medical emergencies with a doctor's note.
  • Refunds take up to six weeks to process.

Please understand, we can't issue a refund after classes have started, even if you miss your first class. Similarly, we can't offer you a credit one day before your second class or after that. We understand that other obligations get in the way of attending class, but these policies allow us to get other interested writers into class early enough to have a good experience, and this allows us to offer our classes at a reasonable price.

Important Notes

  • Students are allowed to join a class in the second week.
  • Only those who pay the tuition in full can be guaranteed a place in class.
  • Class dates and times may be subject to change. A substitute may be assigned or make-up classes added to the end of the term.
  • Auditing and the recording of classes are not allowed.
  • For all classes, students receive a record of payment and registration.
  • Gotham reserves the right to remove any student at our discretion.
  • Gotham does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or marital status.
  • Our courses are not intended to provide instruction that will result in the student's acquisition of occupational skills.