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Important Dates

Dates, deadlines, and schedules to keep you on track

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    Admissions Dates

    Friday, March 1,
    2024 

    Application Opens 
    Online application for certificate opens 
    How to Apply

    Friday, March 8,
    2024 
    8 am EDT
    Program Information + Q&A Session 
    1 hour session introducing the program and answer questions for prospective students  
    Register for March 8 Zoom session

    Wednesday, March 28,
    2024 
    7pm EDT

    Program Information + Q&A Session 
    1 hour session introducing the program and answer questions for prospective students  
    Register for March 28 Zoom session

    Friday, April 19,
    2024 
    8 am EDT

    Program Information + Q&A Session 
    1 hour session introducing the program 
    Register for April 19 Zoom session

    Tuesday, April 30, 
    2024 

    Application Closes 
    Application and scholarship deadline; application is closed on the website 
    Apply before April 30

    Late-May to June
    2024 

    Admissions Decisions 
    Admissions + scholarship decisions sent out  

    Friday, June 14,
    2024 

    Decision Day  
    Deadline to declare their intent to enroll and submit a non-refundable deposit of $300 USD. The deposit is applied to the first semester’s tuition 

    Monday, August 12, 
    2024 

    First Tuition Payment 
    First installment of tuition payment due two weeks prior to first day of class -  $3,450 (reduced from $3,750 with deposit)   

    Wednesday, August 21,
    2024 

    Last Day to Withdraw - Full Refund 
    Last day to withdraw from the program and receive full deposit minus the deposit ($3,450) 

    Program Dates

    August 21 and 22, 
    2024

    Online Orientation  
    Introduction to program, key faculty, staff, Canvas, and fellow online learners 

    Thursday, August 22,
    2024 

    First Day of Class; Course I Begins 
    Official first day of class and the launch of the program 

    Wednesday, September 25, 2024 

    Last Date to Withdraw - Half-Refund 
    Last date to withdraw and get a 50% refund from the first installment tuition - $1,725 

    Thursday, October 17,
    2024 

    Course II Begins 
    First day of Course II 

    Thursday, December 19,
    2024 

    Semester Ends 

    Thursday, January 2,
    2025 

    Course III Begins 
    First day of Course III (4 weeks, not 8) 

    Monday, January 20,
    2025 

    Second Tuition Payment 
    Second installment of tuition payment due two weeks prior to first day of the second semester -  $3,750 

    Thursday, January 30,
    2025 

    Course IV Begins  
    First day of Course IV 

    Thursday, March 27,
    2025 

    Course V Begins 

    Thursday, May 29,
    2025 

    Semester Ends 

    Portrait of Smita Rakesh

    Addressing urban climate change requires an interdisciplinary approach with a set of experts and practitioners trained on sustainable urban transition through new technology, future-ready planning, sustainable design thinking and an inclusive approach prepared to absorb the dynamics of migration to and from cities.”

    Smita Rakesh  Vice President & Partner, Social Alpha, India; Yale World Fellow, 2023