I just registered for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg (GRIPitt). With the advice of Michelle, I was registered in my first choice class and received an email confirmation with a time of 10:01 (just one minute after registration opened). Thank you Michelle.
I'm so excited. I've never been to an Institute. No, it's not close (I live in Arizona). No, I don't have any ancestors in Pennsylvania. BUT I'm going to be learning so much that will improve my research skills. Fortunately, I have five months to prepare.