Admissions Procedure

Applications

We accept applications to all of our programs beginning July 1st for the following year.
Registration for 2016 is now open.
It is important to understand that during the growing season we are in full swing with teaching, harvesting, and making medicine. For the programs that require an interview, we will hold interviews on Monday and Friday, with two time slots available each day. It is entirely possible that your interview will not be scheduled as soon as you apply and we appreciate your understanding.

Once we graduate our programs in late October, we move very fast with interviews and admissions. During the first 3 weeks of November we try very hard to finalize all apprentice decisions and have all interviews conducted, so if you are contacted by us during this time, please make yourself available.  Once the holiday season begins, it becomes difficult to resume interviews until after the New Year.
 
Application deadline: March 1, 2016
Tuition: $1,400
Early Bird: $1,200 when paid in full by January 1, 2016
Early Bird: $1300 when paid in full by February 1, 2016
Full tuition due: February 15, 2016
Deposit: $300 
Application Fee: $100 
Application deadline: March 1, 2016
Apprentice application deadline: November 1, 2015
Tuition: $3800
Early Bird: $3,500 when paid in full by January 1, 2016
Early Bird: $3,700 when paid in full by March 1, 2016
Full tuition due: March 15, 2016
Deposit: $400
Application Fee: $100
Application deadline: February 1, 2016
Tuition: $4200
Early Bird: $4000 when paid in full by January 1, 2016
Early Bird: $4100 when paid in full by February 1, 2016
Full tuition due: February 15, 2016
Deposit: $600
Application Fee: $100
Registration deadline: Two days prior to the start of the series.
Cost: Varies with each series and is due in full to secure your space in the class
Deposit: n/a
Applicaton Fee: n/a

Tuition & Payment

Payment plans are available for an additional fee of $200 and must be arranged at least one month prior to the start of class.
Application fee and deposit are still required to secure your placement in the program.

Additional Expenses:
Besides tuition, you will want to put some money aside for additional expenses such as books, tincturing alcohol, fresh herbs, and tools, for which you will receive a list of suggestions. These are not required for class, but simply things you will find useful.

Below is an approximate suggestion of addional funds to set aside for each program:
Holistic: $300-$500 (tools, books, tincturing supplies, field trip expenses)
Essentials: $100
Clinical: $300

WAITING LIST 

Applicants will be notified of acceptance or wait list status by April 1, 2016, and likely sooner, based on space available. Additional seats will be offered to wait list applicants should space become available prior to the first day of class. If you are wait listed, please reserve your deposit/tuition until the first day of class in case a space becomes available. We will offer any last minute availabilities to those students prepared to submit deposit/tuition upon notification.

Refund Policy

Students who withdraw or are dismissed in the first 25% of course hours will be
issued a 50% refund, and students who withdraw or are dismissed after that time 
will not receive a refund. Students on payment plans are still responsible for tuition 
according to this policy, no matter how many payments have been received at that 
time.

Course Changes & Cancellations

In the unlikely event of complete cancellation of a program, all tuition will be refunded 
including deposit.

Housing

BRSHM does not provide housing for our students. The Asheville area offers many rental opportunities for those relocating here.  We do recommend strongly that students live within reasonable commuting distance so that they can participate not only in scheduled class time, but also in clinical observation and practice opportunities occurring in the Advanced Clinical Program.

Transportation

The Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine is located on the bus line with drop off occuring 3 times per day.  More information here at ART.

Accessibility

The offices and classroom for BRSHM are located at 220 Monticello Road in Weaverville, NC (just outside the Asheville city limits). Both floors of our building are wheelchair accessible. Additionally, many classes are held in the forests and gardens of WNC. If accessibility is a concern, please contact us so we can discuss possible accommodations.