Historically, applications to our field schools open annually on November 1st. In 2020 and leading into the 2021 season, with the added management to address COVD-19 protocols, our 2021 programs stared opening on November 15th with our entire program catalog to be finalized in late January. We have rolling admissions for all our field schools. All field schools require students to fill a general application. A selection of programs require additional materials such as a letter of recommendation, interviews, or references. All the steps in the application process will be done through https://ifrglobal.embark.com/apply/2021, apart from tuition payment which is completed through the Payment & Finances page, under the Student tab of the IFR website. We encourage students who want to attend their first choice program to apply early and make themselves aware of the unique requirements of the field school they are interested in.
Students must pay a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure their spot in any of our field schools. The first Friday in April is the payment deadline for the full tuition of all our summer programs. Students may apply and pay after this deadline, however they should expect to incur a $100 late payment fee. Please urge your students to read and fully understand the IFR Cancellation Policy prior to any payment for an IFR program.
Students applying to scholarships will be exempt from the late fee if they do not hear back from the IFR scholarship committee prior to the payment deadline in April.
If students need assistance through the application process, IFR staff is available M-F 8:30-5:00 to answer any questions they or you may have. Please refer to our contact page to get in touch.