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FAQs & Business Justification Letter

COVID-19 UPDATE (March 20)

The 2020 U.S. Corporate Law and Strategy Executive Education Certificate Program at Penn Law will be cancelled due the urgent and variable situation surrounding COVID-19.

While this is a disappointing call to have to make, the health and safety of everyone who plans to attend the program is paramount to us. Thus, we feel that it is necessary to take this step given the increasing challenges we will likely face in the months ahead.

We will be refunding all payments that you have made to Penn Law in the process of registering for program. In the coming days, you will receive a separate email(s) providing you with the details of the refund of the application and/or program fees that you have made.

Due to the increase in volume and demand, CVENT (the platform we use to collect credit card payments) has informed us that this process may take up to 15 business days for credit card refunds. If you submitted a payment via a wire or bank transfer, I will be following up with you directly early next week for the required information to transfer these funds back to you.

Although we must cancel this year’s offering, we anticipate offering this executive education program in the summer of 2021. We will keep in touch with you as our plans are confirmed and registration opens for this program.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact


We are in constant contact with the Provost’s Office and health authorities at University of Pennsylvania to continually gauge the situation. If you wish to monitor the situation and information directly from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia, or the University of Pennsylvania, you can do so here:

Pennsylvania Department of Health
City of Philadelphia – Office of the Mayor
University of Pennsylvania – News and Statements on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)




What forms of payment does Penn Law accept?
The program fee can be paid by credit card through the registration portal (CVENT). Payment can also be submitted via a wire transfer (bank transfer). Penn Law does not accept cash as a form of payment. To request specific instructions on how to wire transfer funds, or to request to submit another form of payment not mentioned above, please contact

Can the payment deadline be extended?
Possibly. The deadline can be extended on a case-by-case basis. To request an extension, please contact

What is included in the program fee?
The program fee includes all lectures and course materials. Lodging and transportation to and from Penn Law to be arranged by attendees.

Does the program fee include housing?
No. The program fee does not include lodging during the program. Penn Law has contracted with two nearby hotels to provide participants a special discounted rate. Please visit the program’s lodging web page for more information.

Can you provide an invoice and/or other documents for my employer to cover the program fee?
Yes. To request an invoice or other documentation, please contact

What is the withdraw and refund policy surrounding this program?
Refund requests for withdrawal must be submitted by email at least 60 days before the program start date to receive a full refund. Requests are subject to a 30% fee if the request is made within 59 days of the program start. Withdrawal notifications received after the program start date are not eligible for a refund.

What is the refund policy if the program is cancelled?
In the event that a program is cancelled by the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, all paid registration fees would be reimbursed. The Law School is not responsible for non-refundable travel arrangements or other planning expenses incurred.




Does Penn Law offer financial aid to participants to attend executive education programs?
Yes. A limited amount of financial assistance is available to qualified applicants. To request more information on the qualifications and availability of financial aid, please contact




How do I apply for the program?
Please visit the application instructions web page for more information on how to submit an application.

What is the deadline for submitting an application?
The registration deadline is June 1, 2020.

If enrollment is closed or full, can I be placed on a wait list?
Yes. To be placed on a wait list to attend the program, please send a request to




Do I need to obtain a travel visa to enter the United States in order to attend this program?
Please consult with your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate in order to determine if you need a visa to enter the United States to attend this program.

Do you provide the required documents needed to obtain a travel visa to participants enrolled in the program?
Yes. Upon enrollment and full payment, we will provide you with the required documents needed to obtain a visa to enter the United States to attend the program.