How to Register

Register for Olin Executive Education | WashU at Brookings’s executive education courses by email or online.

Your registration is not final until full payment is received or a purchase order is reviewed and accepted by our staff.  

Registration for all courses closes at 5 p.m. Eastern Time three (3) business days before the class start date.

If a participant cannot attend, another employee can be substituted without penalty. Substitution requests must be submitted to [email protected] at least 48 hours before the course begins. No changes are permitted after that time. WashU at Brookings reserves the right to accept or reject an alternate attendee for offerings that require a minimum level of management experience.

Payment methods

  • Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card
  • Government purchase card (International Merchant Purchase Authorization Card)
  • Check (made payable to Washington University in St. Louis: Tax ID No.: 43-0653611)
  • Approved government purchase order (Sample)
  • Money order
  • Wire transfer

Tuition and course dates are subject to change without notice.

Online Registration

Online registration allows you to streamline the registration process. You can register yourself or others quickly and easily and make payments, update your profile, generate invoices and verify enrollment. Click the “register” button for any course listed on the website.

If your payment method is an approved government purchase order, you may register online and submit a copy of the completed purchase order through the online portal or email to [email protected].


Cancelation and Absence Policy

Cancelation Policy

Penalties apply for cancelations based on the amount of notice WashU at Brookings receives (outlined in the charts below). If you miss any portion of a course, WashU at Brookings cannot refund your tuition or offer complementary participation in a future iteration of the course. The policy also applies to cohort programs. Exceptions may be made in limited circumstances at the discretion of WashU at Brookings.

All requests for cancellations, substitutions, or transfers must be made in writing to [email protected].

For all open enrollment programs:

Business days before program  Substitutions* Transfer fee  Cancelation fee
30 days or more Yes, if appropriate  None None
15 to 29 days Yes, if appropriate None 25% of original cost
3 to 14 days Yes, if appropriate 15% of original cost 50% of original cost
2 days  Not permitted Not permitted 100% of original cost

LEGIS Fellowship

Business days before program Substitutions*  Cancelation fee
 14 days or less No 50% of original cost

* Provided the substitute meets the stipulated GS or SES level.



Participant substitutions are allowed without penalty for non-cohort programs up until three (3) business days prior to the program start date and are strongly encouraged in circumstances in which an original participant is unable to attend his or her scheduled course. However, we reserve the right to accept or reject substitutes for programs requiring minimum management levels.


One time a participant may elect to transfer from one course to another. Transfer fees apply according to the schedule above. Tuition credit is valid for 12 months from the from the date of transfer request, and funds will be forfeited after this time. Participants must pay any any difference in tuition when a transfer is submitted and any discount will be forfeited.


Cancelations submitted after deadlines are subject to the fees specified above. Additional charges may be assessed in cases where educational materials were sent prior to receiving a cancellation notice. Participants who do not notify us of a cancelation and who fail to arrive to the course in which they are registered forfeit the full tuition.


If you miss any portion of a course, WashU at Brookings cannot refund your tuition or offer complementary participation in a future iteration of the course. Exceptions may be made in limited circumstances at the discretion of WashU at Brookings. If you fail to attend some or all of your course, you may not be entitled to a certificate of completion.

Cohort Programs

Participants in cohort programs are required to adhere to the standards set forth at the time of admission. No substitutions or transfers will be granted. If you miss a portion of the program, WashU at Brookings is unable to refund any part of the program tuition or offer complimentary participation in a future iteration of the program or open-enrollment courses. If you fail to attend any portion of the program, you may not be entitled to a certificate of completion.

Course Cancelations & Inclement Weather Policy

Course Cancelations

If a course or program gets canceled for any reason, you are responsible for any travel costs incurred. In the event of a course or program cancelation, every effort will be made to notify you immediately and to find an appropriate course or program you can transfer into. In this case, you will not be charged transfer fees described in the cancellation policy section.

Inclement Weather Policy

WashU at Brookings follows the federal government’s policies on inclement-weather closings. If the federal government closes because of bad weather, WashU at Brookings closes too. All scheduled events will be canceled, and you will not be allowed in the building. If the federal government calls for a delayed opening, offers liberal leave or telework, WashU at Brookings opens on time, and courses will proceed as scheduled.

Privacy and Photography Policies

Privacy Policy

WashU at Brookings and its partner institutions, Washington University in St. Louis and the Brookings Institution, value your private information and will not share personal data with third parties, except where required. By providing your information, you agree to allow future communication from these entities unless otherwise indicated in writing. You may opt out of these communications at any time.


WashU at Brookings reserves the right to use photos taken during its events and activities for promotional purposes. Photographs occasionally are taken during classes, but if you do not want to be photographed, you can inform the staff.

Program Material

Program materials including an agenda with session times and meeting sites and any required pre-readings, surveys or information requests for security clearances through our digital learning platform, learn.WashU.  WashU at Brookings can provide a list of nearby hotels by request.

Program locations and times

Course locations and formats are posted on our online program calendar along with full course descriptions.

• Live virtual courses meet on Zoom with our digital learning platform, learn.WashU.
• In Person DC courses meet at our classroom in the Dupont Circle neighborhood: 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 8th floor
• If the course is based in St. Louis, MO, the course will be held at: Washington University in St Louis, Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Most courses begin at 8:30 a.m. on the first day, and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. on the last day. Exact times will be included in the final agenda. Visit the specific course webpage for additional details. Attendees will receive an agenda before the course.