Attendance at World Class Kayak Academy is reserved for the most qualified candidates. A busy daily schedule requires students to be responsible and diligent in maintaining high academic and athletic goals. Traveling in foreign cultures or environments also necessitates a greater level of maturity and integrity. The academy reviews its applicants for students who make responsible choices, possess a strong work ethic, have fundamental paddling skills, and demonstrate academic excellence. If you have questions about our review process or would like to know more about our current student body, please contact us
for more information.
World Class accepts students on a rolling basis, placing students in desired semesters with available openings, throughout the year. For students who provide submissions according to the following dates however certain advantages or discounts may apply. During the application process our staff looks forward to providing academic and financial consultation to help applicants meet individual needs. If you would like to begin the application process, the easiest way to do so is to Apply Now. You may also give us a call or send us an email. We are happy to help and will mail you an information packet with all the necessary materials, if you wish.
To become a student at World Class Academy the following steps must be taken:
1. Submit an Online Application. This takes 10-15 minutes with no fee nor commitment.
2. Once your online application has been submitted qualified candidates will be contact and sent the Master Application, which is the bulk of the application process. This packet includes, student background information, academic history, athletic/character evaluations, whitewater resume, essay questions. Complete this packet and submit to World Class Academy. Those applying for a scholarship/financial aid should return a scholarship application with the Master Application.
3. World Class will process the Master Application. Accepted students will receive an Acceptance Packet. Once this materials are filled out and sent in you will have secured yourself on a spot on the student roster.
4. Students submitting an Acceptance Packet will receive a Pre-Course packet with more information on the upcoming semester.
Tuition and Payment Plans
Tuition at World Class Academy covers all day-to-day expenses including transportation, lodging, meals, and activities. Tuition does not cover personal gear, kayak equipment, flights (to/from destinations) and the cost of kayak shipment. Cost of flights/kayak shipment vary from destination to destination. Please contact World Class Academy for questions associated with tuition.
Full Year $33,500
Single Semester $17,500
Students can choose to pay tuition in full or enroll in our payment plan, which is offered through FACTS Tuition Management. To enroll in a payment plan you must have been accepted as a student and returned all of the Acceptance Packet materials that are sent out to students who have been accepted into the program. For students have been accepted into World Class please use the following link to enroll in our payment plan. Note; only families with bank accounts in the United States will be able to enroll in the FACTS Payment Plan. For international students who do not have bank accounts in the United States, please contact us directly for more information.
Enroll in Payment Plan
Scholarships and Financial Aid
World Class Academy offers scholarships and Financial Aid opportunities to help make attendance a reality for qualified students. World Class Academy uses the following criteria to judge applicants: Academics, Athletics, Character, Financial Need. All students applying for a Scholarship/Financial Aid must submit a Scholarship Application along with a completed Master Application. Only partial scholarships are given at WCA. Scholarships and scholarship amounts are awarded on a semester-to-semester basis. World Class Academy reserves the right to grant scholarships/financial aid to qualifying students.
As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational organization World Class Kayak Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.