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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply early! We will be in touch with you about the status of your application no more than two weeks after we receive it. 
Upon acceptance, an Enrollment Packet will be emailed to the address you provide in your application. It will include an equipment list, travel information, payment schedule, Health Form, Student Agreement, Tatoosh School Policies document and other materials to help you prepare for your course. A $500. (non-refundable) deposit is due 14 days after your packet is emailed. The remaining tuition and all forms are due 30 days after your packet is emailed unless you make other arrangements with us by email or phone. An additional tuition or filing fee may be due to the college or university awarding you credit (learn more about earning academic units).
COVID-19 Policy
Tatoosh School requires that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also require you to exercise certain precautions before and during your course. A detailed COVID-19 Policy is included in your enrollment packet upon acceptance, and can be provided by request to
Student Conduct & Fitness
The Tatoosh School seeks students who are are motivated to learn and develop outdoor skills and leadership, and are in good health, physically and emotionally, and are socially responsible. Our student health review process helps us support students’ health and safety and determine whether a current health condition is appropriate for participation on a Tatoosh School course. It is important that students provide accurate and honest health information so that we can learn of conditions that our staff need to know about. Our staff may need to further discuss health issues with the student or their health care provider. Tatoosh School reserves the right to deny admission to anyone that Tatoosh School, in its sole discretion, believes is unable to meet the physical, psychological, cognitive, social, or safety demands of our courses. If you have questions about whether a course is a good fit for you, email or call our office at (907) 406-9075.
The Tatoosh School may expel any student who exhibits behavior that, in its sole discretion, is unsafe or disrupts or distracts from the educational mission of their course. Harassment, use of drugs and alcohol, theft or misuse of property, and disregarding instructions are examples of behavior that may lead to expulsion. If a student is expelled there will be no refund, and the student will be responsible for transportation costs from the location of their expulsion.
Equal Opportunity
The Tatoosh School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetics information, or disability unrelated to admission requirements or veteran status.
Cancellation Policy
In the event of a cancellation, the school is not responsible for any airfare or other travel arrangements.  Further,
  • Between 30 and 60 days from the course start date, the school will retain 25% of the course tuition.
  • Between 15 and 29 days from the course start date, the school will retain 50% of the course tuition.
  • Less than 15 days before the course start date and once the course has begun, the school cannot provide any refunds.
  • In the event of a cancellation due to direct impacts of COVID-19 up to the course start date, refer to the school’s COVID-19 Policy.