Frequently Asked Questions - Siebel Institute of Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Per US Federal Law, you must be 21 years of age to attend campus classes. For online, you just need to be of legal drinking age in your home country.

Yes, you can complete our programs over a period of time. For more information please review our Academic Catalog.

No. Siebel Institute of Technology is not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The school does not guarantee the transferability of credits to another school, college or university. Credits or coursework are not likely to transfer; any decision on the comparability, appropriateness and applicability of credit and whether credit should be accepted is the decision of the receiving institution.

You may withdraw from a course, module or program at any time. Tuition refunds, if any, will be given based on the date the cancellation is received.

For further details please review our Enrollment Policy.

All cancellations must be made in writing by visiting your website account and submitting a Cancellation Request.

You may also contact Lupe Zepeda, the registrar via email at lzepeda@siebelinstitute.com

 

The brewing industry is very complex, and choosing the right course or program to meet your needs is important.

If you have any questions about the nature of any of our offerings and how they can fit your objectives, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

A “Program” is made up of modules, and is graded, resulting in a transcript of grades and, if successfully completed and passed, a Certificate of Completion is awarded.

A “Module” is similar to a course, and makes up a Program. Modules are also graded, and result in a transcript of grades, but no certificate is awarded for completing a module.

A “Course” is ungraded but full attendance is required in order to be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Funding Questions

No, all enrollments are final and are not transferable but you may withdraw from a course, module or program at any time. Tuition refunds, if any, will be given based on the date the cancellation is received.

For further details please review our Enrollment Policy.

All course cancellations must be made in writing to the Registrar at:

Siebel Institute
322 South Green Street,
Suite 100,
Chicago, Illinois, 60607

Yes, the Purchase Order must be submitted in a timely matter so payment can be submitted in a timely matter.

Payment terms for campus course are 60 days prior to the start of the course and 14 day prior to the start of any online course.

Please send all payments to:

Siebel Institute
322 South Green Street
Suite 100
Chicago, IL  60607

Please make sure to include the student’s name, student code and Invoice number along with the check.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, payment by US check and Wire Transfer.

We do not have payment programs available. Students are permitted to submit multiple payments over time until the final payment deadline applies. Full tuition is needed before a person can take any course or program.

Any additional questions, please contact the registrar, Lupe Zepeda at lzepeda@siebelinstitute.com

Our courses do not fall under the Veterans Administration programs such as GI Bill nor the Post 9/11 but Siebel Institute is recognized by the Veterans Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation program.

Please contact your local VA Representative to see if you qualify for the Vocational Rehabilitation program.

Once you have been approved by the VA Dept., please ask the VA Representative to contact the Registrar, Lupe Zepeda by email with the approval along with your complete contact information.

Do not submit an Enrollment Agreement until you have been approved to proceed by the Registrar.

 

Our courses/programs do not apply to student loans or grants as we are a privately-owned trade school rather than a state-owned or accredited school.

Campus Courses

We do not sell our educational materials, and they are only allowed to those attending a class.

Chicago campus classes run from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Some days may run longer, some shorter, depending on class activities.

The Munich classes run from 7.30am to 4:15pm. Some days may run longer, some shorter, depending on class activities.

We do not have dorms available in any of our host cities. Various hotels, hostels and furnished apartments in our host cities offer special rates. Please consult our Campus life & Housing page for contact information.

Students can also choose to find accommodations using their own resources such as internet-based sources like CraigsList.com. Students are responsible for all aspects of arranging their accommodations during their training.

We do not schedule instructional sessions on evenings and weekends, but some assignments or study sessions may be required after conventional school hours.

Tuition does not include housing or meals. Students are responsible for their own meals.

Online Courses

Yes, most people attending web-based education are also working full-time jobs, and the online option offers the flexibility of time to study when they can.

No, students must complete their studies within the dates allowed. If is an online offering, access will be cut-off after the last day of the class.

No special software is required to run our course content as it runs under standard web browsers. Our courses run on PC and Mac formats. If you are using a computer issued by your company, you may need to have security settings adjusted to allow access to the courseware.

Course materials are available online at all times, so students can set their own study hours provided they keep up with the overall pace of the lesson plan.

The only occasions where students are asked to be online at a specific time is during the weekly chat-based round-table sessions. It is not compulsory to attend these sessions, but they are beneficial.

Most people taking web-based education are working full-time jobs and cannot spend more than a few hours each week to study, so there is a wider window of access to finish the courses or program. The same materials used on campus are gone thru in a much more rapid fashion as classroom is 7 hours per day.


About

Siebel Institute of Technology is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

For further information, please visit the official IBHE website at http://ibhe.org/