Apply for Compass
Download a Compass Application
Who can apply?
- Most students apply when they are high school juniors and participate in the Compass RMI during the summer between their junior and senior years, but other interested high school students may also apply.
When is the Compass immersion program (the RMI)?
- The RMI takes place in the summer, usually beginning in the last week of June. The 2013 RMI is June 26-July 25, 2013.
When are applications due?
- Applications are due by February 28, 2013. Apply before January 31 and receive an early bird discount. Applications are free, and there is no charge to apply.
When will I know if I have been selected?
- We take as many qualified applicants as we can into the program but do not always have room for everyone. Admissions decisions will be mailed by the end of March 2013. All applications received by February 28, 2013, will be considered, and we never know how many we will receive, so don’t hesitate to apply!
How much does it cost?
- The student fee for the 2013 RMI is only $2100. This is a huge discount—far less than half of what it actually costs to run the Compass program. This covers all program fees (the Wilderness Expedition to New York, the Theological Expedition at Gordon-Conwell and the Ministry Expedition to Nicaragua), all food and lodging for the entire RMI, overseas airfare to Nicaragua, and much more. Applicants who apply before January 31 will receive a $100 discount if they are selected to participate, bringing their fee to $2000.
Can I do fundraising to help pay my fee?
- Yes. Compass provides fundraising tools, including individualized online fundraising pages, and churches are encouraged to sponsor students.
How do students apply?
- Download an application and start working on it as soon as possible. Detailed directions are given in the application. It is very helpful to us if you would let us know you are interested, and we would be more than happy to help you and answer any of your questions.
||Download an application and apply for the 2013 RMI
|January 31, 2013
||Early-Bird Application Deadline
|February 28, 2013
||Final Application Deadline
|Mid-to-Late March, 2013
||Admissions decisions mailed
|June 26–July 25, 2013