Apply to RBS Courses
Create a myRBS Account
If you have previously applied for or taken an RBS course, applied for a scholarship (other than the RBS-Mellon Fellowship), or given a charitable donation to RBS, myRBS will link your existing record to your account.
As part of your course application, you will need to provide information about your education and employment history, and an emergency contact. A one-page personal statement (uploaded as a .doc or a .pdf file) is required for each course to which you apply. Your personal statement is the primary consideration for faculty when making admissions decisions.
Applications for summer 2016 Rare Book School courses are now being considered on a rolling basis until a course has reached enrollment capacity. If you have questions about course availability, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, submit your application for summer courses by 29 February. To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions for October courses, submit your application by 1 July; for November courses, submit your application by 1 August. You will receive an email confirmation for each application you submit. When an admission decision has been made, you will also be notified via email. Please keep track of your application status using myRBS.
Confirming Your Attendance
Shortly after faculty members’ admission decisions have been made, you will receive an email notifying you that your admission status has been changed.
You must make a decision to accept or decline admission using your myRBS account. To secure your place in a course, RBS must receive a non-refundable $250 deposit within two weeks of receiving the notification of course admission. The remaining tuition is due at least one month before the course start date.
Please remember that most RBS classes are limited to twelve students, and that many courses have waiting lists.
FAQs and Troubleshooting
See the “Using myRBS” section of the FAQ page if you have any trouble signing into myRBS or submitting an application.