Admissions Process

Students are admitted to certificate, master’s degree and doctoral degree programs throughout the year. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to facilitate a timely and successful entry into your FICS program. We will respond to your application within one month of receipt, and we request that applicants accept an offer of admission at least three weeks prior to the start of the first weeklong course in which they enroll.

New students will attend an orientation program on the Sunday evening prior to the Monday morning start of their first course.

Submission requirements for all certificate, and master’s and doctoral degree programs:

Review application documents: Click here for detailed admission documents including fees, application checklist and student handbook.

Application form & fee: A completed application form and non-refundable application fee of $100 for certificate and degree students, $35 fee for auditing students.

Official transcripts: Official (sealed) transcripts showing completion and conferral of your bachelor’s degree (and master’s degree for doctoral students.) Transcripts from the Office of the Registrar of previous institutions you have attended should be sent directly to the FICS Office of Admissions at Admissions Office, Fox Institute, 1120 1/2 Pine Street, Boulder, CO 30302.

Resume: A resume showing your academic endeavors, work experiences and creative projects.

Two letters of recommendation: We recommend you invite one professional reference and one personal reference to assess your readiness for graduate studies based on their knowledge of: 1) your ability and desire to study; 2) your hope to apply your new studies to your current work; and 3) your chances for success in a highly intensified and often self-initiated certificate or degree program.

Statement of Interest: A 1,500-word Statement of Interest for certificate and master’s programs that describes how you intend to integrate studies in Creation Spirituality with transformative work in the world. Please prepare a focused assessment of your readiness for advanced study that articulates personal insights and intentions in relation to entering this program. For the doctoral program, please prepare a 2,000-word Statement of Interest with the requirements above, plus a discussion of your academic research interests

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ONLINE: Apply directly online here; and mail official transcripts to FISC at the address below.

EMAIL OR MAIL-IN: Download an application form here and submit it, along with other requirements, by email to registrar@foxinstitute-cs.org or mail to:
Admissions Office
Fox Institute
1120 1/2 Pine Street
Boulder, CO 30302

Methods of payment:

Payments are accepted online or by check. Please make checks payable to the Fox Institute.

Admission of international students

International students are a valued part of the FICS community and are encouraged to apply if they are permitted to study in the United States without visas. At this time, FICS is not able to accept degree-seeking students on foreign visas. We will re-evaluate this status will in 2019.

The application process for international students follows the standard requirements detailed above: Completed application and fee; Statement of Interest; official transcripts; résumé; and recommendation letters.

In addition, non-native speakers of English (international students) will document English language proficiency by scoring 500 (250 computer version) or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. All classes are taught in English and FICS does not provide English language services or English tutors.

Transfer of courses

Students may petition the Admissions Office to review courses they have taken at other schools to determine if they count towards their FICS certificate and degree requirements. Each case will be reviewed on an individual basis.

We will consider only transfer courses that include a pedagogy related to the Fox Institute’s, which includes academic course work in addition to full engagement with a contemplative, experiential component. The former University of Creation Spirituality and Wisdom University share this pedagogy.

To graduate from FICS, transferring students are required to take a minimum of three courses at FICS in addition to a thesis/dissertation.