Recording Workshop

Cost & Registration


RECW Studios
5 weeks - 180 hours
Tuition $3475
2015 CORE Schedule
Late Spring (Apr 13-May 15)
Early Summer (Jun 1-Jul 3)
Late Summer (Jul 20-Aug 21)
Early Fall (Sep 7-Oct 9)
Late Fall (Oct 26-Nov 27)
2 weeks - 80 hours
Tuition $1475
2015 ADVANCED Schedule
Late Spring (May 18-27)
Early Summer (Jul 6-15)
Late Summer (Aug 24-Sep 2)
Early Fall (Oct 12-21)
Late Fall (Nov 30-Dec 9)
Materials Fees

Each program has a Materials Fee to cover items such as books, handouts, and project supplies. The fee is $90 for the CORE Program and $15 for the ADVANCED Program.

Student Housing Costs

We offer housing that is within a very short walk to our studios. Options include modern cabins shared by 4 to 6 students, and dorm-style houses with single/double room assignments. All are air-conditioned and have kitchen/bath facilities. Cookware and utensils are provided, but students are responsible for their own meal preparation, housekeeping, and bed linens. A convenience store and laundry facilities are within easy walking distance. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the RECW campus.

Cabin - $60/week
Dorm - $90/week (2 per room)
Dorm - $120/week (private room)
Campus housing also requires a $50 security deposit.

Additional housing options exist about 7 miles away. These commercially available apartments are sometimes available to students that desire special arrangements. The costs are higher than on-campus choices. Having a car is required for off-campus housing.

CORE Program
Registration Procedures

The first step to register for the CORE Program is to submit a Registration Form. This online form is available via the orange button above.

To be fully registered and to hold your seat in a session, you must make a $300 tuition deposit. This is not an additional fee, it is a portion of your tuition and will come off your balance due. This deposit is 100% refundable if you change your mind about taking the program and let us know before classes begin.

After we receive your Registration Form and tuition payment, the acceptance process usually only takes one day. If you want to check on your status while waiting for acceptance, an email inquiry to is the best method.

Once your Registration has been approved, you'll receive a confirmation email from our Registrar. Soon after that, you'll get more emails to help prep you for your RECW attendance - details on travel arrangements, timing of arrival, what to bring or not bring. Our Registrar will become your "email buddy" guiding you in for a great learning experience.

Admission Requirements

Recording Workshop students must be at least 18 years old at the start of classes. Exceptions may be made for students that are 17. In these cases, Registration Forms must be signed by parent or legal guardian and high-school transcripts must be submitted.

High-school graduate reading and basic math skills are necessary, and classroom participation requires conversational English.

Recording Workshop maintains strict maximum class sizes. Admission is subject to available space and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Procedures

To help students decide about taking the optional ADVANCED Program, we typically hold off on registration until students have had two weeks of training in the CORE Program. This gives them the opportunity to experience the high quality of our teaching methods before making any further commitments.

Registration for the optional ADVANCED Program formally takes place during the third week of classes. Acceptance is subject to available space, sign-up order, and performance in the CORE Program.

Performance Requirements

Through quizzes and testing, students are given feedback of their performance several times during their training. An overall final evaluation score is calculated based on a combination of written test scores, skill test scores, and subjective observations of studio performance. A student’s final evaluation cannot be more than 20% below the class average to receive RECW certification. This final evaluation is compiled and mailed with certification approximately two weeks after the end of the session.

Student Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves as a good member of the RECW community. Recording Workshop reserves the right to terminate the enrollment of any student guilty of disruptive behavior or destruction of Recording Workshop property. Any refunds in such a situation will be determined in accordance with school policy concerning voluntary withdrawal.

Withdrawal and Tuition Refund

Tuition and all other payments are 100% refundable up to the start of classes. Students who withdraw after partially completing their training are refunded their tuition less a daily charge. Our CORE Program has a daily charge equal to 5% of tuition. The ADVANCED Program has a daily charge equal to 10% of tuition. No refunds are given after the completion of one half of any Recording Workshop program. Students are responsible for providing communication of their withdrawal request.

Subject to administrative approval, students who must withdraw from classes due to personal illness or emergency circumstances may return at a future Recording Workshop session to complete their training with no additional tuition charge.

Update Policy

To allow for the continual improvement of its training programs, Recording Workshop reserves the right to update curriculum and studio content as described without notice. This same right is reserved to modify procedures and policies for the betterment of RECW systems and the student experience. All Recording Workshop policies will be created in accordance to the rules as established by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 E. Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, OH 43215. Phone 877-275-4219.

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Recording Workshop
455 Massieville Rd
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

800-848-9900 Toll Free
740-835-4456 FAX

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools