General Application Procedure

We require the application process as a means of ensuring that you register for a class appropriate to your experience and skill and for AAB staff to learn more about you. Students are accepted into the academy through rolling admission – the sooner you apply, the better chance you will have securing a place. For your convenience, AAB is able to receive all applications online, including those for scholarships and tuition assistance. A completed course registration and personal statement is required for all applicants. Please visit our website at to complete any online application or download our printable applications to send by mail. Applicants are encouraged to call the office 970.728.8649 if they have any questions or concerns prior to applying.



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.

Online Registration Form

Payment & Cancellation Policy

In the 45 days prior to the course, all payments must be completed for tuition and housing and are non-refundable. Failure to make final payments may result in your space being filled by another applicant unless other arrangements are made in advance. We accept personal checks, money orders, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Please make checks and money orders payable to the American Academy of Bookbinding, call the academy with payment information or visit securely submit payment online. For cancellations prior to 45 days, payment is refunded in full, minus a $150 administration fee. A $100 fee is applied for class transfers. No refunds will be issued for student cancellations within 45 days of the class. If AAB is forced to cancel a class for any reason, students will receive full refunds or the opportunity to transfer their funds to an alternative class.

Online Tuition Payment