Refund Policy

If your study plans are suddenly interrupted, you may seek a refund.  When withdrawing from a class, please be aware that you must submit a written notice of withdrawal from the registered class and a written request for a refund.

Refund Policies

Following are the details of our various refund policies, the courses to which these policies apply, and the process involved in obtaining a refund.

– Three Refund Policies. Find the one that fits your course.

Because International Wine Center offers numerous courses with different schedules, multiple refund policies are necessary to accommodate the varying course durations.

1. Mini-Course Refunds (for classes 6 or fewer weeks in duration)

Applies to our following WSET courses:

  • Level 1 Foundation Course
  • Level 1 Spirits Course
  • Level 2 Intermediate, Intensive Format
  • Level 4, Global Business of Wine, Unit 1
  • Level 4, Sparkling Wines of the World, Unit 5
  • Level 4, Sparkling Wines of the world, Unit 6

See Mini-Course Refunds below for details.

2. Quarter-Based Refunds (for classes 7 – 14 weeks in duration)

Applies to our following WSET Courses:

  • Level 2 Intermediate Course
  • Level 2 Spirits Course
  • Level 4, Wine Production Unit 2
  • Level 4, Spirits of the World, Unit 4
  • Level 4, Light Wines of the World, Unit 3 (2 quarters)

See Quarter-Based Refunds below for details.

3. Term Based Refunds (for classes 15 – 18 weeks in duration)

Applies to the following WSET Course:

– Apply for a Refund

1. Submit a notice of withdrawal in writing to IWC’s Director during a week in which your class meets. (Failure to notify the Director in writing may delay refund of tuition due pursuant to Section 5002 of the Education Law.)

2. Submit a request for a refund in writing. Refunds are processed within 45 days from the date of receipt of the request, and distributed in the same method in which the original payment was made.

If you have any questions or concerns about refunds, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (212) 239-3055 or via email at info@internationalwinecenter.com.

– Refund Policies in Detail

1. Mini-Course Refunds (for classes 6 or fewer weeks in duration)

A. A student who cancels within 7 days of signing the enrollment agreement but before instruction begins receives all monies returned with the exception of the non-refundable registration fee.

B. Thereafter, a student will be liable for

1. the non-refundable registration fee plus

2. the cost of any textbooks or supplies accepted plus

3. tuition liability as of the student’s last date of physical attendance. Tuition liability is determined by the percentage of the program offered to the student.

If termination occurs during the following periods (based on a percentage of course length) the school may keep:

• 0 – 15% of the program, 0%

• 16 – 30% of the program, 25%

• 31 – 45% of the program, 50%

• 46 – 60% of the program,

• 75% After 60% of the program, 100%


2. Quarter-Based Refunds (for classes 7 – 14 weeks in duration)

A. A student who cancels within 7 days of signing the enrollment agreement but before instruction begins receives all monies returned with the exception of the non-refundable registration fee.

B. Thereafter, a student will be liable for

1. the non-refundable registration fee plus

2. the cost of any textbooks or supplies and exams accepted plus

3. tuition liability as of the student’s last date of physical attendance

Tuition liability is divided by the number of quarters in the program. Total tuition liability is limited to the quarter during which the student withdrew or was terminated, and any previous quarters completed.

o First Quarter

If termination occurs school may keep:

• Prior to or during the first week 0%

• During the second week 25%

• During the third week 50%

• During the fourth week 75%

• After the fourth week 100%

o Subsequent Quarters

If termination occurs school may keep:

• During the first week 25%

• During the second week 50%

• During the third week 75%

• After the third week 100%


3. Term Based Refunds (for classes 15 – 18 weeks in duration)

A. A student who cancels within 7 days of signing the enrollment agreement but before instruction begins receives all monies returned with the exception of the non-refundable registration fee.

B. Thereafter, a student will be liable for

1. the non-refundable registration fee plus

2. the cost of any textbooks or supplies and exams accepted plus

3. tuition liability as of the student’s last date of physical attendance. Tuition liability is divided by the number of terms in the program. Total tuition liability is limited to the term during which the student withdrew or was terminated, and any previous terms completed.

a. First Term

If termination occurs school may keep:

• Prior to or during the first week 0%

• During the second week 20%

• During the third week 35%

• During the fourth week 50%

• After the fourth week 100%

b. Subsequent Terms

If termination occurs school may keep:

• During the first week 20%

• During the second week 35%

• During the third week 50%

• During the fourth week 70%

For detail on funds due at the point of termination, see the Tuition Liability Chart in our School Catalog.