Application & Admissions
N.B. Although some of our summer courses are filled to their enrollment capacity, we are still accepting applications in both June and July. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply soon. If you have questions about course availability, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will receive an email confirmation upon submission. If you do not receive an email, contact email@example.com.
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.
Rare Book School begins accepting course applications for summer sessions in January of each year. To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, one must submit his or her application for June courses by 1 February, and by 1 March for July courses. The application for fall courses will be available in May. First round of admissions decisions for October courses is 1 June.
You will receive an email notification for each application you submit. When an application 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 online 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 typically limited to twelve students, and that many courses have waiting lists.