Does the sound of this program make you jump out of your chair with hope and excitement for a future life of purpose? If yes, apply today to become a student and join the fun!

Our application process is about getting to know you as a human—what lights you up and where you want your life to go. Test scores and letter grades are not who you are and therefore not a part of determining your fit for Wayfinding Academy.

How to become a student Fall 2018: 

  1. Schedule a chat to learn more about Wayfinding Academy and our process and to see if we're a good match. If so, you'll gain access to step 2. 
  2. Complete the online application and submit it so that we can get to know you better.
  3. Good fits will be invited to participate in Find Your Fit Day, the final step in the application process and an opportunity to engage further with our community.
  4. New student orientation and classes begin August 27th, 2018.

NOTE: Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full 

Ready to take the first step?

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You can also call (503) 482-9038 or email

Know a student who would thrive here? Email us with your recommendation.

Statement of Non Discrimination 

Wayfinding Academy reaffirms its commitment to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment.

More than that, we believe that justice is an active pursuit, not a passive stance. As such, we place special emphasis on candidates from underrepresented racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, economic, (dis)ability, and cultural backgrounds which will increase the diversity of our organization and help us strive toward justice on those (and other) fronts.

Wayfinding Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, disability, previous military service or any other protected category in the admission of students, employment, access or treatment in its programs and activities or the administration of its educational and employment policies. Discrimination or harassment on the basis of these factors is in direct conflict with the mission of the Wayfinding Academy and strictly prohibited.

Wayfinding Academy is strongly committed to building an inclusive environment and will not tolerate any actions of any individual or group that violate this Policy.

Take a virtual tour of our space with cohort 1 student Austin! 

Student FAQs

If questions came up that weren’t answered here, our Student FAQs pages will provide you with more of the nitty gritty info. 

I feel more confident in myself and more motivated to figure out what self-actualization means to me.
— Derek, Wayfinding Student