HOW MUCH TRAVEL IS INVOLVED?
Apprentices will have to travel to the two mandatory retreats each year. The retreats take place during early August and February in or near Charlotte, North Carolina.
WHAT IS THE WEEKLY WORKLOAD?
In total, you can expect to spend approximately 6-10 hours a week on the Apprenticeship; some people even say 4-7 hours is sufficient. The workload estimates depend on your research needs.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The Apprenticeship costs $2850/year in tuition, plus a $400 deposit to guarantee a seat. In addition to the tuition and deposit, apprentices should expect to pay for travel, lodging, and food for the two retreats. A general estimated cost for each retreat is $500 plus airfare if applicable. Including all fees and expenses, the estimated cost for one year in the Apprenticeship is $3750.
WHAT ARE "APPRENTICES" & "JOURNEYMEN"?
An apprentice is a first-year participant. Second-year participants who have met all first-year requirements are referred to as journeymen. The costs, travel, and time commitments are the same for journeyman as they are for apprentices.These terms indicate progress in the program.
HOW ARE APPRENTICES EVALUATED?
Apprentices receive an evaluation in December for the fall semester and in May for the spring semester. During evaluations, Head Mentors provide apprentices with valuable feedback and suggestions for improvement on the work they have done toward their curriculum.