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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 during the month of July. The 2015 RMI is July 1st through July 30th, 2015.

When are applications due?

  • Applications are due by February 28, 2015. Apply before January 31 and receive a discount on your participation fee if you are chosen to participate. Applications from outside the United States are due by February 14. 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 have room for everyone. Admissions decisions will be mailed by the end of March 2015. All applications received by February 28, 2015, 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 2015 RMI is only $2500 for applications received by January 31. This is a huge discount—far less than 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. The student fee for applications received after January 31 is $2700.

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 filling it out. Don't wait until the last minute. The application is very doable but does take some time and effort. Let us know if you are interested, and we would be more than happy to help answer any of your questions.


Important Dates

Right Now Download an application and apply today.                            
January 31, 2015 Early-Bird Application Deadline
February 28, 2015 Final Application Deadline
Mid-to-Late March, 2015 Admissions decisions mailed
July 1-30, 2015 2015 RMI