Penland Standby Program
Area residents 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 are available for fall and spring eight-week workshops thirty days before the workshops begin.
This discount is available to 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.
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.
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. If you have questions about Standby registration, contact the registration office at 828-765-2359, ext. 1306.
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.