Selective Admission Policy

Classes are limited to ten participants, and each student must apply to the Academy for acceptance into a class. Students are required to submit a resume and written statement about why they would like to attend the Academy. The application process is rolling admission and students are encouraged to apply early to ensure their participation in the class.


Applicants will be notified of their acceptance within two weeks of the Academy receiving the completed information. Upon acceptance to the academy, students will receive a confirmation letter or email and arrangements will be made to pay a deposit online or to send a check within two weeks. A student handbook, and a tool and materials list will be available as the class time approaches. In the event the number of applications exceeds the number of spaces in the class, AAB may institute a secondary selection process and students will be notified of their selection 45 days prior to the class time. The deposit will be refunded in full should this process eliminate a student’s ability to participate in the class and the student would be added to a waiting list in order of their original application.