Applying FAQs

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Who Can Apply?

We want to make college and self-exploration accessible to those who share the Wayfinding Academy values. We are building a cohort of seekers in our 2-year, full-time immersive program who want to invest in their education and make the world a better place. The only requirements for the full program are that you are 18 by the time you start and you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent level of preparation. In early 2019 we will be offering a new 4 to 8 week program for the first time that is specifically for older adults who want to transition to a new career, start a career, or retire with purpose and intention. Please email us at if you would like to find out more.

But I've already attended a college or university - can I apply?

Yes! You are welcome to apply. Wayfinding is about finding your next best step and pursuing it confidently. We are interested in students with a variety of academic backgrounds. Whether that means you're just stepping out of highschool, completing your GED, tried out college but not gained a degree, completed a full degree program, or at another transition point in your life and looking for a change or just to keep learning!

I’m an international student, can I still apply?

Right now, we are only able to accept students from other countries who have a current visa that allows them to live and study in the U.S. We are not yet able to sponsor student visas, but we do expect this to change in the future. Let us know if this is something you're interested in!

Is there a deadline to apply?

It takes time to build an amazing cohort! So while we do accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year until the cohort is full, we are extremely grateful when folks start that process at least a couple months before the next cohort start date. Plus, the earlier you apply, the more likely you are to get scholarship monies if you qualify for them. We start a new cohort every August and every January. You can find more information on our process here.

Is there a fee to apply?

Yes, there is an application fee ($80) that is required to submit your online application. This fee helps cover part of the operational and processing costs of the application itself. Our application and entire admission process has been intentionally designed to be educational and valuable to you whether or not you join the Wayfinding Academy as a full time student. The application process is our initial investment in your exploration and we are committed to helping you discover if this is your next best step. If the application fee is a barrier to you, let us know and we can work with you to reduce it or waive it.

What does the application process look like?

You can read more about our application process and get in touch to start your application today Here.

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