Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who qualifies for acceptance as a student to the Tweed Study Course?
  2. What is the application process to attend the Tweed Study Course?
  3. When will I know if I have been accepted into the course?
  4. Once I have been accepted to a course, how is my place reserved?
  5. If the Tweed Study Course I wish to attend is full, do you have an alternate list?
  6. When is the best time to apply for the Tweed Study Course?
  7. What is the tuition for the course?
  8. How do I make my tuition payment?
  9. If I qualify for a tuition loan from the Charles H. Tweed Foundation, how do I apply?
  10. How do I need to prepare for the Tweed Study Course?
  11. What hotel accommodations are available? What are the costs?
  12. What are the expenses besides the tuition?
  13. Is transportation available to and from the airport, or the course and hotel each day?
  14. What is the course schedule? Is there any free time?
  15. May I receive a letter of invitation to the course to assist in obtaining a travel visa?
  16. What is your cancellation policy?

 

 


  1. Who qualifies for acceptance as a student to the Tweed Study Course?
    • The Tweed Study Course is open to qualified orthodontic specialists and to orthodontic graduate students who are enrolled in accredited orthodontic training programs.
    • Proof of qualification to attend may be required. Applicants must be members of, or eligible for membership in, the World Federation of Orthodontists.
  2. What is the application process to attend the Tweed Study Course?
    • The first step is to complete an application for the course. You may do so online by selecting the Tweed Study Course you would like to attend. If you prefer, you may download an application and mail a printed copy to our office in Tucson (address at the bottom of the application.
  3. When will I know if I have been accepted into the course?
    • Applicants are notified of acceptance by email after a review of their course application. Details regarding Tweed Course acceptance, tuition fee, payment instructions, and hotel accommodations will be provided.
    • If the applicant does not qualify to attend, or if the course is full, notice will also be given. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing.
  4. Once I have been accepted to a course, how is my place reserved?
    • Your place at a course is held temporarily by your accepted course application. Your place is reserved by receipt of your tuition payment or eligible Tuition Loan Application.
  5. If the Tweed Study Course I wish to attend is full, do you have an alternate list?
    • Yes, there is an alternate list for all courses. If the course you wish to attend is full, you will be given the option of placement as an alternate. We try to notify alternates of an opening in advance, but we might not have the availability until just before the course begins.
  6. When is the best time to apply for the Tweed Study Course?
    • Application 12 to 18 months prior to the desired course is strongly recommended.
  7. What is the tuition for the course?
    • Tuition for the course is $2,000.
    • Applicants enrolled in an accredited graduate orthodontic program at the time of the Tweed Study Course may qualify for the student tuition of $1,600. Applicants are notified of their tuition fee following review of their application.
  8. How do I make my tuition payment?
    • Following acceptance into a Tweed Study Course, applicants are provided payment instructions by email.
    • Applicants may pay by check issued from a U.S. bank in U.S. funds. For international applicants who cannot pay by check, detailed instructions for paying by wire transfer are provided.
    • Applicants who are enrolled in an accredited graduate orthodontic program at the time of the Tweed Study Course AND are U.S. or Canadian Citizens, AND who have a relative living in the U.S. or Canada may qualify for a $1,600 tuition loan from the Charles H. Tweed Foundation.
  9. If I qualify for a tuition loan from the Charles H. Tweed Foundation, how do I apply?
    • Download a Tuition Loan Application. After completing and signing the application, you may submit it by email to chtweed@aol.com, fax to 520-326-11663, or mail to: Charles H. Tweed Foundation, 2620 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716.
  10. How do I need to prepare for the Tweed Study Course?
    • Tweed Course Instructions are emailed approximately three months prior to the course. These instructions will outline what you will need to prepare in advance for the course:
      • Materials and instruments that are needed to complete the course. Some instruments and supplies are available for purchase during the course. A list of instruments available for purchase will be provided with the course instructions.
      • Recommended Reading List.
      • Course schedule and recommended attire for our climate.
  11. What hotel accommodations are available? What are the costs?
    • We recommend the DoubleTree Hotel Tucson Reid Park, which is conveniently located near the Charles H. Tweed Foundation. The hotel provides a complimentary full breakfast each morning and a complimentary shuttle service. Approximately three months prior to the course, students are emailed a hotel reservation web link for special rates. Rates vary per time of year.
  12. What are the expenses besides the tuition?
    • Students must pay for their hotel, meals, transportation, and instruments purchased at the course.
    • The Tweed Study Course cannot accept credit card payment for instruments and/or supplies purchased at the course.
  13. Is transportation available to and from the airport, or the course and hotel each day?
    • The DoubleTree Hotel Tucson Reid Park provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Charles H. Tweed Foundation each day, as well as service to and from the airport. Students not lodging at the DoubleTree Hotel must arrange their own transportation.
  14. What is the course schedule? Is there any free time?
    • Each day begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and ends at approximately 7:00 p.m., except for the 2nd Sunday, which is a free day of rest for everyone. The course ends with
      typodont check-in on the final Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. A class party on Wednesday evening is hosted by the Tweed Study Course.
  15. May I receive a letter of invitation to the course to assist in obtaining a travel visa?
    • Students who need assistance in obtaining a travel visa may request a letter of invitation from our office. The letter will outline the course objectives, hours, and fee.
  16. What is your cancellation policy?
    • Refunds are not given to international students who cancel their registration. A credit will be held for a future course placement.
    • For U.S. and Canadian student cancellations less than 30 days prior to the course, an additional $35 fee will be charged.

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