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    Sampler Courses

    Our classes attract the kind of people who want to think deeply about their world. People like you who love to encounter new ideas and explore diverse perspectives. Whether you have graduated from Hamline, sampled a class with us before or have been out of the classroom for twenty years, sampler courses offer a way explore a rigorous, intellectual, creatively challenging environment with accomplished, supportive faculty. Scroll through the page for course offerings and registration/payment information.

    Fall Term 2014 Sampler Course

    Bookmaking for Writers

    September 3 - December 15, 2014. Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 pm
    GIddens Alumni Learning Center, room 223W
    4 semester credits

    Learn four traditional bindings and generate new poetry and/or prose inspired by course readings. Make a collaborative class book. Develop a small book manuscript. Write, design, and bind one book in an edition of four or more copies. No previous art or design experience required. Materials fee: $20, payable at CWP house. Students will purchase their own tools and additional (optional) materials. 

    Instructor: Georgia Greeley

    Registration and Payment Information

    How To Register

    Registration for summer samplers is open now.

    Fall registration will open on Monday, April 28 at 10 a.m.

    NOTE: Please read the Policies & Procedures and Tuition & Fees sections below before completing registration.

    Procedures and Policies

    Sampler students must have a bachelor’s degree. Transcripts may be required.

    Courses are open on a space-available basis. Please thoroughly read the Policies & Procedures form that accompanies the printed registration form.

    Grading: Courses are offered for graduate credit and graded with letter grades (A-F). A Pass/No Pass designation must be specified at the first class. Outside assignments will be required of all registrants, regardless of grading system.

 Application to degree program: Only sampler courses taken for a letter grade may be considered for future transfer into a Hamline University degree program. Grades earned must be a B- or better. Application and admission to a degree program are required.



    Tuition and Payment

    Fees/Payment: $507 per semester credit. All credits in graduate semester credits. Courses range from 2-4 credits. A non-credit option is available on a space-available basis; cost for non-credit is 80% of the full-tuition rate.

    Texts and course packets at additional cost may also be required.

    Payment Plan: Those considering a payment plan should call Student Administrative Services at 651-523-3000 for details.

    Electronic online payment options available through Piperline. Credit card payments via MasterCard, Discover, VISA, or American Express with a 2.75% convenience fee.
    Billing information will be sent from Student Administrative Services via email.

    Withdrawal: In accordance with the Official Academic Calendar, restrictions on refunds apply. Please call Student Administrative Services at 651-523-3000 for details.



    Cancellation: If a course does not reach minimum enrollment, it will be canceled at least seven days prior to the first session. Tuition paid will be refunded or held for another course.



    Alumni Discount: Alums of the Hamline MFA and MALS programs are awarded a 10% reduction in tuition.

  • Sampler & Alumni Special Online Registration Form

    Summer term and Fall 2014 registration is open now.

    NOTE: Registrations are processed in the order they are received in the CWP program office. Contact CWP via email or call 651/523-2047 with questions about your registration.

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    Please note, by submitting this form you are registering for a course and also agreeing to payment in accordance with Hamline's payment policies. Dropping or withdrawing from a course is the student's responsibility and must follow the policies and procedures of the Office of Student Administrative Services. Contact SAS at 651-523-3000 with questions.