Please remember that you can transfer in a total of SIX credits (some restrictions apply, specifically for dual degree students). Following are the options offered by Palmer.
|Request for Transfer Credit||Application||Transfer of credits||Tuition||Number courses allowed
|University of London, Rare Book School||Apply directly to program||Must opt for grade; must send official transcript to Post||Paid to London||2 from U London;
|WISE classes||Apply to WISE through site||Once approved, registered as Palmer class by Palmer||Paid to C.W. Post||2 from WISE;
|UVA Rare Book School||Apply directly to program||Once accepted, registered as Palmer class by Palmer; grader must be hired||1/3 paid to UVA RBS; 2/3 paid to Post||2 from UVA;
|NYU (non-dual degree student)||Apply directly to program||Must send official transcript to Post||Paid to NYU||2 from NYU;
|NYU (dual degree students)||Apply to NYU GSAS and LIU/Palmer||Must send official transcript to Post||Paid to both universities||2 from NYU;
|Other LIS programs||Apply directly to program||Once enrolled at Palmer: (1) must be approved in advance (fill out form); and (2) must send official transcript to Post.||Paid to other institution||2 total|
- Read this page on more information on how to get started.
When considering classes at another university, please fill out the REQUEST for PERMISSION TO TAKE A COURSE ELSEWHERE
see below for more details on UVA and U. London rare book school:
Rare Book School, University of Virginia
- Interested students must consult with J. Fernando Peña, Director, Rare Books & Special Collections Program and prove that he/she has the appropriate background to participate.
- Complete the Palmer School / Rare Book School Intention to Register form.
- A grader will be determined for you so that you may get credit for the course through completion of a final project. We will register you for LIS 710 thus these are not considered to be transfer credits.
- Courses are 3 credits. Tuition is split as follows: 1 credit is paid to RBS and 2 credits plus fees is paid to LIU.
London Rare Book School, University of London
- These are advanced level rare books courses offered over 2 weeks during the summer in London.
- Interested students must have taken either LIS 713: Rare Books and Special Collections or any History of the Book course.
- Students must register for the additional credit, which involves completing a project beyond the course.
- Credits earned at LRBS must be transferred to LIU directly or through the credit transfer form. Don’t forget that dual degree students are already transferring in the maximum number of credits through the dual degree program so they will not be eligible to transfer in credits from London Rare Book School.