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Diploma Dates & Registration

WSET® Level 4 Diploma in Wines program:

Live classes are launched January and June of each year. However, your study may begin at any time through the year as study materials are delivered with your registration and D1 payment. Early study is advised so sign up today and jumpstart your Diploma journey.

The next live class registration deadline is Jan 1, 2020. For a complete schedule of the January launch class Jan 2020 class schedule

All live classes and exams take place at the Sofitel, 20 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago.

American Wine School course fees for the 2019-2020 academic year are as follows:

*D1 Vinification/Viticulture & Registration Fee $975

*This course must be taken first and includes a registration fee that is good for a 3 years period. After 3 years, registration renewal will involve an additional fee.

All course fees include materials, class, wines and exams. Please note the course fee may change during the year. 

Before registering to become a new Diploma Candidate, please make sure you have completed all items on the Diploma Candidate Check List below. If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Crowley-Avella at Shannon@americanwineschool.com

Candidate checklist:

Before attending the AWS Launch day, all candidates should download and read the following:

  1. Diploma Specification: Diploma in Wines 2019-2020 Specification

  2. Sign and return the Candidate Agreement Form: CAF 2019-2020

  3. Theory Guidance: L4Diploma_TheoryGuidance_Jul2019

  4. Tasting Guidance: L4Diploma_TastingGuidance_Jul2019

  5. WSET Diploma SAT: wset_l4wines_sat_en_may2019

Tuition & Payments:

Tuition payment must be made prior to the start of the first class. Course fees for the 2019-2020 academic year including all materials, wines, and exams are as follows:

D1 Vitification & Viticulture$975 which includes the Diploma Registration fee valid for 3 years. This course must be completed before taking other units. Payment link for D1

D2 The Business of Wine$650 Payment link for D2

D3 Wines of the World$2775 candidates have the option to pay one payment or break the payment into three installments:

D4 Sparkling Wines$725 Payment link for D4

D5 Fortified Wines$725 Payment link for D5

D6 Independent Research Paper$350 Payment link for D6

Candidates may pay tuition via check or credit card. To pay tuition by check, please send a check payable to American Wine School to: American Wine School, 40 E. Oak Street, Suite 1305, Chicago, IL 60611


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