- June/July Charlottesville Sessions 2007 (PDF)
- August, September, October Sessions 2007 (PDF)
- January Session 2008 (PDF)
Application Time Lines
Rare Book School posts application forms for each session at least four months before it begins. You can find the currently available application forms for the upcoming sessions above. For current course offerings and dates, see the RBS Course Schedule.
RBS staff members acknowledge all applications by email upon receipt. RBS faculty members make their first round of admission decisions exactly three months before their courses begin; after this they review applications as they are received. RBS accepts applications until the week the course runs, but chances of admission are greatly increased if an application is received two weeks ahead of the first round of admission decisions, i.e. three and half months before the course begins. As soon as these decisions are made, applicants are informed of their admission status via email. All applicants also receive a hard copy of their admission decision by US mail.
Shortly after faculty members' admission decisions have been made, the RBS director mails you a letter informing you of your admissions status. Admission letters are accompanied by a confirmation form and a tuition invoice.
Confirmation form: In addition to the accept/decline boxes indicating whether or not you will attend, the one-pageconfirmation form prints out your work and home addresses, phone numbers, email address, &c., so that you can check to be sure that we have correctly input this information from your course application.
Tuition invoice: You provide information on this form on how you wish to pay your $100 tuition deposit and the remainder of the tuition owed.
Immediately after receiving the admission letter and the two accompanying forms, you need either (1) to confirm that you plan to attend the course by returning the confirmation form and tuition invoice and by sending in a deposit, or (2) to decline from the course, either by checking the appropriate box on the confirmation form indicating that you must decline and by mailing it in, or by sending us an email message saying that you must decline. Please remember that most RBS classes are limited to 12 students, and that many courses have waiting lists. A student who is admitted to a course and who then neither confirms nor declines is occupying a space that another student would be glad to have. We assume that students who neither confirm nor decline have permanently lost interest in attending RBS courses, and we mark their files accordingly.
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Rare Book School
114 Alderman Library
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400103
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103
or fax us at 434-924-8824 or telephone us at 434-924-8851 or email us.