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The Wild Rockies Field Institute’s admissions process is rolling, meaning we review applications once we receive them. After a course fills, the remaining applicants will be placed on a waiting list or accepted into the course of their second choice. Applying for WRFI is a 3-step process.

Step 1

Fill out an initial online application (non-committing). Click the “APPLY” button in the top banner!

Step 2

We will be in touch with you to schedule a 30-minute advisory consultation. During this meeting you can ask more questions about WRFI and get to know our courses.

Step 3

Download and fill out a WRFI Academic Course Application (PDF). This is your formal application to a specific WRFI program. Email your completed application to [email protected]. Our team will send you an enrollment decision within 10 business days.

If you’d like to preview our academic course application, relevant essential eligibility criteria, specific course curricula, etc., we welcome you to peruse our Resources for Prospective Students.

WRFI requires a 25% deposit within 15 business days of acceptance on a course to hold a spot for you.  If you need an extension on this initial deposit, our team is committed to working with all students to ensure they can access our programs.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

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Click here for information about withdrawals and cancellations, plus information about travel insurance.

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