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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. Upon submitting your initial application, you will receive an automatic email that includes a complete academic application; our team typically follows up with new applicants within 72 hours as well.  Our admissions team will work with you to find the perfect fit course, complete your academic course application, and review your references.  Once you are accepted into a course, we will send you an information packet, including detailed information about the program, the particular equipment and clothing needs, the curriculum and travel routes, a medical form, an assumption of risk form, and a schedule with pertinent dates.

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

To apply for a WRFI course, please complete our application form here!

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