Correspondence Courses provide focused study of needlepoint-related subjects and concentrate on the improvement and extension of personal needlework skills. They are available to any ANG member. Qualified teachers who are respected for their knowledge and abilities are selected to provide this means of independent study.
Correspondence Courses can provide an individual or group learning experience. Students may complete the course in a defined period of time and request, for an additional fee, a personalized, written critique by the instructor, and a certificate acknowledging completion. No computer or computer skills are necessary.
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Students may register as individuals or as a group. The registration fee is $30 for an individual or $90 for a group.
ANG makes no distinction between individuals and groups in terms of a teaching fee. The teaching fee is $30 for the course, whether registering as an individual or with a group.
There is no charge for the instructions if you download and print them yourself.
There is a charge for mailing a full color printout of the instructions. Cost varies course to course.
There is a charge for any optional or required kits and associated shipping charges. Cost varies course to course.
Shipping charges for a group will be determined after the size of the group is determined.
International shipping rates have not changed.
There is an optional $25 course evaluation fee payable to the teacher (plus postage for mailing the piece to and from the teacher) at the time of the requested evaluation.
Individual registration allows any ANG member to participate in a course for personal study.
Group Registration allows groups of members the convenience of submitting their registrations together. This is particularly well suited to, but is not limited to, chapter situations. In this case, the registrations must be submitted together with a single payment. Once the number of registrants are determined and paid for, then shipping charges can be determined and a second single payment will be required. There is no upper limit on the number of students who may register in a group, but all students must be members of ANG. The group secretary will be the liaison between the group, the Correspondence Course Chairman, and the instructor. The responsibilities of a group secretary include:
Collecting registration fees from participants.
Submitting the registration form, along with a single check made out to ANG or a single credit card number for the total amount.
Collecting shipping fees from participants.
Submitting the shipping fee in a single check made out to ANG or a single credit card number for the total amount.
Distributing lessons and/or kits received from the instructor.
Establishing a meeting schedule for the group.
Making arrangements to reimburse the instructor for postage expense for submission of completed lessons for evaluation.
Collecting and mailing completed lessons to the instructor for evaluation.
Distributing the final evaluations and Correspondence Course Certificates to the group.
Pictures and descriptions of each course can be seen in the Course List. The number of lessons and the number of months needed for each course are indicated. Typically, a course project is returned to the instructor for feedback at the end of each lesson. For most courses there is only one lesson, in which case the project may be sent to the instructor only when it is completed for an additional charge of $25 paid directly to the instructor along with shipping/insurance charges. Courses may or may not require the purchase of a kit from the instructor. If a kit is required, or if there is an optional kit that can be purchased from the instructor, the kit fee is included with the description.
Registrants should allow a minimum of eight weeks from the time the registration request is mailed until the first lesson is received from the instructor. If participants registering as a group have established a tentative date to distribute the first lesson, including this date in the registration request is helpful. If a course contains several lessons, the instructor may not send all lessons with the first mailing; future lessons will be mailed upon completion and evaluation of prior lessons.
Included with the mailing of the first lesson will be a schedule of dates set by the instructor for returning completed lessons. If a student needs an extension of time, arrangements should be made with the instructor prior to the scheduled completion date. Extensions that result in a course length of more than 12 months will not be granted without prior approval of the Correspondence Course Chairman.
Postage for the initial mailing of the instruction booklet and kit (if applicable) from the instructor is pre-paid by U.S. students, costs vary course to course.
Outside the U.S., the postage fees are: $15.00 per student for just the instructions, or $25.00 per student for instructions plus full or partial kit.
Each student (regardless of location) is responsible for all postage charges involved in mailing lessons to and from the instructor. When you send a project or lesson to the instructor for evaluation, you must include a reimbursement for return postage. ANG recommends not only that you insure your package, but that you check with the instructor before shipping to make sure someone is available to receive the package.
Correspondence Course fees are nonrefundable.
The Correspondence Course registration form is available on this Web site. Individual registration may be done via Authorize.net. You may also print the registration form and mail it to the registrar. Group Registration can only be done by printing the registration form and mailing it in. Additional shipping charges for a group will be determined after the size of the group and what is being shipped is determined.
The form is stored in Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format). You can download the Adobe Acrobat Reader, free of charge, at Adobe's Website.
Mail enrollment requests to:
ANG Correspondence Courses
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704-3102
Each student completing a course within the designated time receives an individual evaluation from the instructor and is also awarded a Correspondence Course Certificate signed by the instructor and the President of ANG. He or she is then eligible to purchase and wear the ANG Correspondence Course tie-tack style pin.
The Correspondence Course pin can be ordered from the ANG utilizing the jewelry order form include a copy of your certificate or a statement of completion from the Correspondence Course Registrar along with your order form.