Program Admission Procedures
Project NatureConnect is built to function, as much as possible, in the same way nature works: according to natural attraction and mutual consent. Students in our program follow their natural attractions to participate at every level of the organization, enabling Project NatureConnect to offer the program at minimal cost with flexible financial aid program.
The starting point for all students is ECO 500/600: The Organic Psychology of Global Citizenship (also known as The Orientation Course). This course gives students a basic introduction to the sensory science of Natural Attraction Ecology and to The Natural Systems Thinking Process.
During week 5/6 of the ECO 500/600 course students may apply for admission to the Certificate program or one of the Degree program tracks by completing the Project NatureConnect Student Cooperative Contract. Once your Student Cooperative Contract has been received you will be invited to join the Project NatureConnect Student Cooperative, enroll in and continue with other coursework, and participate in community student roles and the work/study program.
Financial Aid Options
Because our program offers a very generous financial aid arrangement for our students, and because so many of our students receive financial aid, we ask that everyone who can possibly manage it pay for this first course in full. If, however, you are unable to pay in full, we will work with you on a payment arrangement for the first course. We believe that everyone who feels a strong desire to learn to reconnect with nature should have the opportunity to learn. If you wish to request special payment arrangements for The Orientation Course, please talk with us about this when we call you after receiving your registration form.
Students apply for financial aid midway through the ECO 500/600 course as part of the application to enter a Degree or Certificate program. (Student Cooperative Contract)
To discuss your financial aid needs further before you register for the Orientation Course, contact us.