OUTDOOR ACADEMY ADMISSIONS

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A TRANSFORMATIVE SEMESTER AWAY. 

We seek applicants who are enthusiastic learners looking to step out of their comfort zone and embrace their independence in an outdoor classroom. Admissions is need-blind and need-based scholarships are prioritized, so you can apply knowing that we want to make OA possible for you.

 

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Admissions Timeline

Applications for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters are open!

The Priority deadline for the 2024-2025 school year is on February 15, 2024. Meeting that deadline will give you the best chance of the semester of your choice, as well as other perks like priority enrollment and the first round of financial aid awards.

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Financial assistance is currently available for all enrolling semesters.

For the 2024-25 school year, applications received by the Priority Deadline of February 15 will be included in the first round of both admissions decisions and tuition discount awards. So, mark your calendars and let us know how we can be of assistance in the coming weeks!

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Semester School in NC Mountains - Outdoor Academy Admissions

OA is possible for you.

We aim to make our community supportive and inclusive to all interested students, and we encourage applicants from all socioeconomic circumstances to apply. Admissions is always need-blind, and need-based scholarships are awarded to over half of our students through our robust financial aid program. Additionally, no matter if your school has worked with a semester school before or if you are on a semester, block, trimester, homeschool, or other schedule, there is a way for you to attend OA. We are committed to doing all we can to make it possible for any qualified student to attend.

EXPLORE SCHOLARSHIPS AT OA

No wilderness experience necessary.

Over 1300 students from around the country and the world have attended OA since we first opened our doors to Semester 1 in the fall of 1995. Successful OA alumni have ranged from students who had previously planned their own trek on the Appalachian Trail to those who had never before spent a night out camping. All that we require in an application to OA is a genuine interest in our school and a willingness to engage deeply in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Applications can be submitted through SchoolDoc. Completed applications will have information from you, your parents or legal guardians, and your school.

Questions about your application or having trouble getting started? Check out our FAQ or get in touch with the Admissions Office. You can email us at admissions@enf.org or text us at 828-808-3501.

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