Students can receive college credit for courses taken at Yestermorrow at the discretion of the receiving school. We are happy to assist you in this process and can issue a Yestermorrow transcript or grade report, however we will need to know in advance that you plan to get credit for the course.
For students enrolled in the Certificate in Sustainable Building and Design on the Pay-in-Full plan, electives that are longer than 2 days or 5 days now have an additional day fee of $150 per day. This includes classes such as Timberframing (6 days), and Sustainable Treehouse Design and Construction (7 days).
Some hands-on building electives such as Beehive Design/Build and Reclaimed Furntiture Design/Build may also have materials fees. Please see our individual course descriptions for any additional materials fees that may apply.
No, if you are planning to take a series of courses over many months, you may look into finding a short-term rental in the area by contacting our local Chamber of Commerce, Craigslist or any of the local rental agencies. An off campus rental is also a good idea for students with pets.
As Yestermorrow is nestled in a popular tourist location, there are many off-campus lodging options in a variety of price ranges.
Depending on your availability, the certificate can take anywhere from six months to a few years. Some students choose to move to the area to complete the core program and their electives and focus directly on their practicum project after their classes are completed.
For others, taking classes as time permits within work and home-life schedules, a longer timeline is required for completion.
Each student is encouraged to develop a time frame specific to their needs.
Yes, all Yestermorrow programs are open to everyone.
Our students have a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise, including professionals, college students, and individuals looking for alternatives to traditional higher education. Many students enroll in our certificate programs seeking new skills that will lead to future career opportunities.
Our certificate programs are open to emerging as well as experienced professionals looking to enhance career opportunities. Our small class sizes and the accessibility of our instructors allow for an individualized educational experience.
Yestermorrow welcomes students into its certificate programs on a first come, first served rolling admissions basis until the program is full. For the Certificate in Sustainable Building and Design and the Natural Building Certificate, only our basic registration form and minimum deposit amount are required.
The Woodworking Certificate does require a completed application as well as the minimum deposit amount.
No. Our programs are filled on a rolling admissions basis and as long as there are spaces available, we will continue to accept students up until the day before the program starts.
Certificate in Sustainable Building and Design
If withdrawing completely from the Certificate Program, a $500 cancellation fee is charged and the balance of payments, minus the cost of completed classes and associated expenses, will be refunded.
Certificate Core Course
If transferring from one offering of the core program to another more than one month before the start of class, a $25 fee is charged. If withdrawing completely from the core program less than one month before the start of class, a $500 cancellation fee is charged and the remaining funds are left on file for future use towards another course or workshop.
Certificate Elective Workshops
If withdrawing completely from a certificate elective less than two weeks prior to the start date or after the course has started and not transferring to another elective, standard cancellation policies apply and the entire course tuition is forfeited. If transferring to another certificate course, a $25 transfer fee is charged. If transferring to another course less than two weeks prior to the start date, a $100 transfer fee is charged.
Woodworking Certificate and Natural Building Certificate
If withdrawing from either program more than one month prior to the first day of class, the deposit amount of $500 will be held on credit towards another class, $500 will be forfeited and any remaining funds will be refunded. If withdrawing from the program after one month before the first day of class, the deposit amount of $1,000 will be forfeited and the remainder will be held on credit toward future classes.
To register for the CSBD, NBC or WWC contact Yestermorrow at 802-496-5545.
Certificate in Sustainable Building and Design
A registration form and minimum $1000 deposit are required to start the program. (If registering with the Pay-as-you-go option an additional $500 is required.) Once your elective courses are selected, you can register for those by contacting the office at 802-496-5545.
Natural Building Certificate
An application and minimum $1000 deposit are required.
An application (the last two pages of the information packet) and minimum $1000 deposit are required.