Executive Education - Registration & FAQ

Executive Education - Registration & FAQ

Registration & FAQ

We encourage you to use our online registration system on the program pages. We would also be happy to take your registration over the phone at +1-877-833-3974 or +1-434-924-3000.

  • Enrollment Acceptance

    Acceptance into Executive Education & Lifelong Learning is based on the distinct requirements for each program. For program-specific details, see the Participant section on each program page.

    There are no formal educational requirements for executive education programs; however, admission to our open enrollment programs is selective in order to ensure a robust cohort of participants. Darden Executive Education strives to create a rich learning environment, and participants for each program are selected to represent a broad range of backgrounds: industries, geographic locations, organizational size, and professional responsibilities are considered. We reserve the right to deny entrance to our open enrollment programs to any registrant that does not meet the above criteria.

    While global participation is encouraged, proficiency in written English is required in order to fully participate in coursework and engage in fast paced classroom discussion.

    The Executive Program has additional application requirements. Please see program page for application details.

  • Group Pricing

    Our participants report that they learn and sustain change better when attending a Darden program with others from their organizations. We support team learning with the following pricing schedule:

    • Single registrant: published price
    • Two to three registrants: 10% tuition reduction
    • Four or more registrants: contact us for approval and pricing
    • Darden alumni: 20% tuition reduction
    • UVA alumni: 20% tuition reduction
    • UVA staff: contact us for approval and pricing
    • Virginia-based businesses: 15% tuition reduction
    • Online programs and courses: Group pricing (10% tuition reduction) is available for groups of 10 or more. Contact us for approval and pricing

    Tuition reductions apply to registrations received at the same time from an organization for the same program. The tuition reduction must be requested with registration.

    Multiple tuition reductions cannot be combined for one participant. We will gladly accept the greater reduction.

    The Executive Program is excluded from all special offers.

  • General Cancellation/Transfer Policy

    For in-person, virtual and hybrid programs:

    • All cancellations and transfers must be received in writing. Submit your request via email to [email protected] with the name of the program, followed by "cancellation" or "transfer" in the subject line.
    • Qualified substitutes for confirmed registrations can be accommodated prior to the program start date with written notice and will incur no fee for substitution.
    • Cancellations made within 15-30 calendar days of the start date will incur a fee equal to 25% of the published tuition cost.
    • Cancellations made within 14 calendar days of the start date will incur a fee equal to 50% of the published tuition.
    • Cancellations made within 7 calendar days of the start date will incur a fee equal to 75% of the published tuition.
    • Withdrawals on or after the first day of the program are subject to forfeiture of the total tuition.
    • All transfers made within 7-30 calendar days of the program start date will incur a $500 transfer fee.
    • One transfer per registrant to a subsequent offering within 12 months is allowed.
    • Transfer requests received fewer than seven days before the start date will incur a fee equal to 25% of the published tuition.
    • A transfer request followed by a subsequent cancellation will be subject to the applicable cancellation fees noted above.
    • For hybrid programs, you must determine in-person versus virtual participation at least 30 days prior to the course start date or fees may apply.

    For online, asynchronous programs:

    • Cancellation or transfer is permitted within seven calendar days of the course start date.
    • For transfers, you may transfer to one subsequent course offered within one year, if available.
    • No refunds or transfers will be permitted after the first seven days of the course.
  • The Executive Program Cancellation/Transfer Policy

    For cancellation or transfer, please reach out to [email protected], or call +1-434-924-3000.

  • Privacy Policy

    In collaboration with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business (“Darden”), Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning aims to guard and respect your privacy with regard to personal information that you submit to us. Unless you grant us permission, Darden Executive Education will not make your personal information available to third parties outside of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation, unless compelled to do so by law or court order.

    When you are asked to submit personal information, it will only be used to provide the information or service you have requested. Your information will never be sold, leased or rented for purposes of marketing, advertising or promotion. Darden Executive Education may use your personal information to contact you with information on our services. If you request to opt out of such communications, we will comply.

    Links Outside Our Domain

    In order to provide you with current information that refers to pertinent material, we may provide links outside of our domain. Darden Executive Education is not responsible for the content or policies of these external sites. We advise you to familiarize yourself with the individual privacy policies of the respective sites.

    Information Collection Practices

    When you visit our site, we employ website analytics methods to retrieve information from your browser. This information includes your originating site, the search engine(s) used, any key words or phrases that assisted you in arriving at our site and the pages you view while visiting our site. Standard information that is collected includes your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses.


    If you have questions regarding this policy, please direct your inquiries to:

    Anne Trumbore
    Executive Director, Digital & Open Enrollment, Lifelong Learning & Executive Education
    Email: [email protected]

    We encourage you to review the complete privacy policy for the entire Darden School of Business.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What happens after I register?

    After we receive your registration, we will email you a confirmation, an invoice as well as general information to plan for your experience at Darden. About three to four weeks before the program, you will receive advance reading materials and assignments for the program.

  • What do the program fees include?

    Program fees including tuition, program materials, lodging (unless otherwise noted on the program page), most meals and a certificate of participation.

  • How do I pay? Do I need to pay immediately? Do you accept credit cards?

    Payment must be received at least 30 days prior to the course start date, or you will be removed from the program. We accept payment by American Express, MasterCard and Visa.

  • Can I wire international payments?

    Yes. For wire payments, please contact UVA Darden Foundation Accounts Payable at [email protected].

  • What are the health & safety protocols for COVID?

    There are currently no limitations on the size of gatherings or events, no restrictions on visitors, and no requirements for social distancing at UVA, Darden Grounds in Charlottesville or UVA Darden DC Metro.

    • Masks are optional while on Darden grounds and during off-site program activities. If you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask while on any Darden-provided transportation.
    • Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to be vaccinated.
    • If you are exhibiting any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, do not come to class or program activities, notify your Program Manager of your absence, and you are encouraged to seek medical attention.
    • Regardless of your vaccination status, practice regular handwashing and hand sanitization.
  • What is the closest airport?

    Charlottesville Grounds

    The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) is about nine miles north of the Darden School and is served by United, American Airlines and Delta. Uber and Lyft transportation services are available for booking and taxicabs are available outside the baggage area. Fare to the Darden School is approximately $30.

    The next closest airports to Charlottesville are the Richmond International Airport, Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport. Driving time from Richmond Airport takes about 90 minutes. Driving time from Dulles International Airport takes about two hours. Driving time from Reagan National Airport is about two hours and 20 minutes.

    AMTRAK serves Charlottesville area at Union Station, 810 West Main Street, and is located three miles from Darden.

    UVA Darden DC Metro Grounds

    Reagan National Airport (DCA) is approximately five miles south of the UVA Darden DC Metro location in Rosslyn, VA. Uber, Lyft and Via transportation services are available for booking and taxicabs are available outside the baggage areas. The Metro also serves the airport and surrounding areas.

    The next closest airports are Dulles International Airport (IAD), approximately 26 miles west of UVA Darden DC Metro, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), located approximately 40 miles northeast of Darden.

  • How do I get to Darden locations from the airport?

    Charlottesville Grounds

    UVA Darden DC Metro Grounds

  • Where will I stay while I'm at Darden?

    Charlottesville Grounds

    Starting in spring 2023, most Executive Education & Lifelong Learning open program participants will stay at our new on-Grounds hotel:

    The Forum Hotel
    Kimpton Charlottesville
    540 Massie Rd.
    Charlottesville, VA 22903 

    Unless otherwise noted on the individual programs, accommodations will be provided as part of your program fee and reserved on your behalf. Due to limited availability during specific timeframes, as noted on individual programs, accommodations will be provided at one of our following partner hotels:

    Hyatt Place
    2100 Bond Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22901

    Boar's Head Inn
    200 Ednam Dr.
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

    UVA Darden DC Metro Grounds

    Accommodations are not included in the program fee for Washington, D.C., area programs and should be arranged by the participant. Recommended accommodations include:

    Hyatt Centric Arlington
    1325 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia, 22209
    Tel: +1-703-525-1234

    Le Méridien Arlington
    1121 North 19th Street, Arlington, VA 22209
    Telephone: +1-703-351-9170


Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia
Darden School Foundation.