Frequently Asked Questions


What are the benefits of the different options for seminars being offered in 2020?

What are my responsibilities as a participant?

Where do participants live during 6-Day Teacher Seminars?

Where do participants live during the Teacher Seminar Summit?

Can family and friends participate?

Can I commute to the Teacher Seminar Summit or one of the 6-Day Teacher Seminars?

Can I defer my acceptance to next year?

Application and Deadlines

What is the application deadline?

Should I include a letter of recommendation or other materials with my application?

How are participants selected?

When will I be notified whether or not I have been selected?


Who is eligible to apply to the Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars?

Are Teacher Seminars just for history teachers?

Can more than one teacher apply from a given school or institution?

Can I attend more than one seminar?

Costs and credits

What expenses am I responsible for?

What expenses does the Gilder Lehrman Institute pay for?

What if I decide to withdraw? Can I get a refund of my registration fee?

Can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Points (PDPs)?

Can I receive graduate credit?


Should I bring a laptop?

Will there be Internet access?


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