Standby Program

Penland Standby Program

Penland Standby ProgramLocal Standby

Residents of Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey counties in North Carolina and Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties in Tennessee who take unfilled spaces in Penland summer classes and fall/spring one-week workshops two weeks or less before the first day of the workshop will receive half-price tuition; regular room and board fees apply. Standby discounts will be available for fall and spring eight-week workshops thirty days before the classes begin.

K-12 Teacher’s Standby

Standby is also available (under the same terms as Local Standby) to all K-12 teachers, regardless of where they live. You will be asked to furnish proof of current employment as a teacher.

Higher Education Standby

Standby is also available (under the same terms as Local Standby) to all current college, university, or community college faculty, regardless of where they live. You will be asked to furnish proof of current employment.

To Apply

Because of ongoing issues with our registration system, we are not taking new registrations until Noon EST on Thursday, January 23. More information here.

There is no charge to submit your name as a Standby student. If space is open before the workshop begins, Penland will contact you to complete your enrollment.

Students must present (fax or email) a valid driver’s license, voter registration card, or tax bill showing their local address. Teachers must present a pay stub or letter of employment from their board of education.