I'm interested in being a student, what should I do?
That's great! The first step is to start a student application and then we’ll get in touch with you soon after to follow up. Click the following link to start your application.
If you have any general questions about our college, cost, etc....you'll be able to find most of your answers on our Student FAQs pages.
I'd like to support the Wayfinding Academy, how can I get involved and join this movement?
There are a couple of things you can do:
Join our email newsletter list and stay up-to-date by signing up here
Become a Wayfinding Academy Luminary on this page
Follow us on social media networks using the links at the bottom of the page
Share with others about the Wayfinding Academy
Send us a message via our contact page
Bonus: if you live in Portland, or are planning to visit Portland, consider coming to one of our Wayfinding Labs.
Is the Wayfinding Academy accredited?
We are an approved degree granting organization with Oregon's Higher Education Coordinating Commission Office of Degree Authorization whose mission is "to assist Oregon students and their families in attaining a postsecondary education and to enhance the value, integrity, and diversity of Oregon's college programs".
Additionally, we are currently in the review process for regional accreditation with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
How much will tuition cost at the Wayfinding Academy?
The full cost of tuition for the two year program is $22,000 ($11,000 per year). We’ve also established some scholarship funds for students who can't afford full price tuition. Our goal is to make sure finances is not the reason someone cannot Wayfinding Academy.
Where is the Wayfinding Academy located?
Our headquarters are located in Portland, Oregon. The student experience is based on the partnerships we are able to form in the community and Portland is our home and where our friends and colleagues live and work. The city of Portland is our first campus. In a few years, we will start considering where we want our next location to be.
Is the Wayfinding Academy a 501(c)3 exempt non-profit corporation?
Yes. The Wayfinding Academy is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. We are also recognized by the State of Oregon as a domestic non-profit corporation.