2018 Rock Program Application

The deadline for applications has passed, and this year's program is full. Thank you very much for your interest and please feel free to apply next year!

We will admit students to the 2018 Rock Program by application. This application will consist of a number of short answer and multiple-choice questions and should not take long to complete. Applications must be submitted on our website. There is no rush to get your application in - as long as your application is submitted by the application deadline, you will receive full consideration for the program.

Our admissions committee will review all applications and decide whom to admit. We will also establish a waitlist; we are usually able to admit several people from the waitlist each year. We apologize in advance if we are unable to admit you this year. Our program is very popular, and we are only able to accommodate a limited number of students.

If you want to take the program with a spouse, friend, etc., you can link your applications together. We will observe these groupings during the admissions process; in other words, two people with linked applications will either both be accepted or both not accepted. You must all list each other's names to link your applications together. No preference will be given to either solo applications or linked applications.

Application and Registration Process

The online application will open Wednesday, March 7th at 8:00pm, after Info Night.

Applications are due by Sunday, March 11th at 11:59pm.

We expect to announce admission/waitlist decisions by Wednesday, March 14th.

If you are accepted to the program, you will need to register and pay the program fee by Sunday, March 18th.

Application Questions

The application is intended to be short and not take too much time to complete, yet provide us enough information to make admissions decisions.

There will be a bunch of questions that should be straightforward to answer - regarding your background, information for planning purposes, etc.

The questions you should give a little thought to are the four short-answer questions listed below.  Your answers to these questions on the application will be limited to 400 characters per question, with the exception of the first question, which is limited to 500 characters.

  • Why do you want to take the Rock Program? What do you hope to get out of the program?

  • In what outdoor activities do you participate regularly?

  • Describe your climbing experience, if any.

  • Describe your coolest outdoors experience (so far.)