Registration Policy

Early registration is required as class sizes are limited and many courses fill quickly. A registration confirmation will be sent via email or regular mail after payment is received. Registrations are accepted by mail, fax, phone, on-line or walk-in.

Make checks and money orders payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

Please note that there is a $50 return check fee. Registration is not valid until payment is received and processed. Cash is not accepted.

On-Line Registration

eCenter Direct is used for on-line course registration.  After clicking the “Sign Up” link for a particular course, you will be redirected to eCenter Direct.  Please follow the following steps once you have been redirected.

  1. Click the “Sign Up” button in the middle of the page.
  2. If you already have an eCenter account, enter your account info at the top of the screen, then click “Login”.
  3. If you do not have an eCenter account, enter your information in the middle of the page, then click “Proceed with Sign-up”.
  4. Follow the instructions to complete the registration process and proceed to the payment process for paid courses.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Credit towards future courses will be provided if a registrant provides written cancellation eight business days before the course.
  • The WSBDC reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the course.
  • No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows” or to cancellations made after eight business days before the course.

Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration, and through support from The University of Pennsylvania. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 215.898.4861. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.

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