Application & Admissions
Create an Account
If you have previously applied for or taken an RBS course, applied for a scholarship, or given a charitable donation to RBS, myRBS will link your existing record to your account.
As part of your application, you will need to provide information about your education and employment history, and an emergency contact. A one-page personal statement, which can be uploaded online, is required for each course to which you apply.
Applications for Rare Book School courses are considered on a rolling basis until a course has reached enrollment capacity. Course applications for summer sessions are available beginning in early January of each year. To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, submit your application for summer courses by 15 February. Applications for fall courses will be available in May. To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions for fall courses, submit your application by 1 June.
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.