Advance online registration and payment with a credit card are required for all EFA classes and webinars. Transactions are conducted on a secure PayPal/Verisign server.
To register, follow the registration links in the course catalog. Registration for webinars closes two business days before the webinar takes place. Registration for online courses closes two business days before the start date of the course. We cannot accommodate late registrations.
Please register with the email address at which you wish to receive course emails. Remember to check spam, promotions, and similar folders if you are missing your order acknowledgment emails or, by the day before your course begins or the day of a webinar, emails with access information.
Classes with too few registrations will be canceled two days before the first class date; registrants will be notified and their money refunded.
For more information, telephone the EFA office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time at 212-929-5400 — Toll-free: 866-929-5425, or email the office.
Refunds for course registrations are subject to approval. Refund requests must be made no later than one week before the course start date. An administrative fee of $20.00 will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be granted for requests made one week or less before the course start date. No refunds will be granted for Developmental Editing of Nonfiction, Self-Study Format with Webinars.
About Online Courses
Instructors post new lessons and assignments once per week during the dates given for each course. Classes do not take place in real time, so you never need to be at your computer at any specific hour. Individual instructors often establish a general posting time for themselves (as in "by 12:00 Eastern," and so on), but you can access course materials any time during the course, whenever it is convenient for you. Courses end one week after the last assignment is posted.
Online courses are conducted through Sakai, a learning management system (LMS). Via Sakai, enrolled students are sent an email before the course start date that provides log-in information to the Sakai website. Here are a few tips to get you started using the Sakai website: Sakai Student Quickstart Guide. Further help is available to students within the Sakai website.
Be sure to register with the email address at which you wish to receive course messages.
The EFA uses the GoToWebinar platform for webinars. A link to sign in with GoToWebinar is sent to participants one day before the live webinar takes place. After sign in, information about joining the particular webinar is sent. For combo or series webinars, each webinar has a separate sign-in link.
If instructors agree, the webinars are recorded and the recordings are made available via a link and password for all who registered for the live webinar. These links are sent out within 2-3 days of the live webinar.
Be sure to complete EFA webinar registration with the email address at which you wish to receive webinar messages.
About In-Person Classes
New York City classes are held at 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York City. Participants in classes held outside New York City will receive additional location information after registration. Advance registration is required. No walk-ins are permitted. Class size is limited, so register early to avoid missing out.
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