Life after the Wayfinding Academy
What happens at the end of the two years?
We are committing to students in a way other colleges won’t. We promise to work with every student until their next step is in place. These conversations about your next step will happen even before you apply through your entire time with us and beyond. Each student will graduate with a completed portfolio consisting of approximately 8-10 items selected by the student in conjunction with his or her advisory team. The portfolio will be a polished website-style tool that can be shared with family members, friends, prospective employers, mentors, admissions programs, and more.
Will I be able to transfer any credits from Wayfinding Academy to another academic institution?
A new college or university cannot start the accreditation process until it has students enrolled in classes for approximately one year. This means the Wayfinding Academy will not be able to begin the application process until August 2017, and it will likely take 2-3 years to achieve accreditation. In the meantime, we are working hard to set up a variety of articulation agreements with several colleges. Once these agreements are in place, students will be able to successfully transfer credits from Wayfinding Academy to one of these institutions should they want to continue their higher education experience. If there is a specific college or university a student would like to transfer to, the Wayfinding Academy staff will work with that student to get an articulation agreement in place.
What will students do after attending Wayfinding Academy?
Career planning is a fundamental part of the entire Wayfinding curriculum. From the time students apply, they will be exploring who they are and what they are passionate about. Their classes, internships, apprenticeships will all serve to help students find their path and the career they are most interested in pursuing.