To find the right course for your needs try using our Course Finder tool. If you need assistance or have questions about our courses you can call us directly at (855)-802-0307. We are happy to help you find the right course.
Step 2: Enroll and pay a deposit.
Once you have chosen your expedition, either select ENROLL on the website, or call us toll free at (855)-802-0307. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and submit a $500 deposit. This deposit includes a $150 non-refundable processing fee. Please read through our Attending Outward Bound document so that you understand the our policies.
Step 3: Look for an email from your Course Advisor.
Once you have completed Steps 1 & 2 above, one of our Admissions staff will send you a Registration Email within a couple of business days – look for an email from someone with an @hiobs.org address (sometimes these emails get lost in your JUNK folder).
Your registration email will contain a link to your Course Page which has important information about your course, including the Medical Form, Applicant Profile, Commitment to Excellence, and other forms that are important for you to complete, as well as a complete step-by-step guide for our Admissions Process. If you have difficulties downloading the forms, contact your Course Advisor immediately and we will help you out.
Step 4: Send us your completed forms ASAP.
Complete all the required forms outlined in your registration email and submit to us by email, mail or fax within 5 business days (sometimes less, if you sign up close to Course Start).
We will review your forms, and if we have follow up questions, we will contact you by phone call, text or email. If you have asthma, allergies, orthopedic concerns, take any medications or have any other followup needed please be ready to complete further questionnaires. It is our objective to get you cleared for course as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your help!
PLEASE NOTE: HIOBS strives to provide life-changing learning experiences to individuals of as broad a spectrum as possible. Indeed, we believe this diversity enhances the experience for all. However, our School’s Admissions Department reserves the right to determine whether each applicant is able to adequately and safely participate in and complete each course. We ask for a lot of information in our medical form and other applicant materials because we want to better understand each student's motivation, strengths and challenges in order to best prepare them for course. Because of the intense and rigorous nature of the courses and the course environments, however, Outward Bound is not an appropriate choice for all applicants. We consider the applicant’s motivation, physical, mental and emotional status as well as current medications. If you would like to know more about whether you feel you (or your child) is ready for a HIOBS course, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria document (click on link and it will download to your computer) for more information. Applicants who do not meet the criteria may be screened off, or asked to consider a different course type, or one at a later date.
After we have received ALL of the paperwork, and screening is complete, we schedule an interview with the student.
Step 5: Pay for your course.
Your full course tuition is due on or before 90 days before your course start date. If you are enrolling within the 90 day window, your tuition will be due upon receiving your Welcome Email. You do not need to be cleared for participation to pay your tuition. You are able to PAY ONLINE, send a check, use 529 funds, or call us on 855-802-0307 in business hours to pay over the phone. Refer to your Welcome Email provided by your course advisor for your course number and your tuition balance.
If the cost of a course is prohibitive to you, we encourage you to apply for Financial Aid. Ask your Course Advisor for a Financial Aid Application. We assess Financial Aid applications on a rolling basis, and you will need to submit the complete Financial Aid application as well as all of the required admissions forms in order to be assessed for eligibility.
Step 6: Get ready for course!
Start preparing mentally and physically for your course from the moment you sign up. You don't have to be a world-class athlete to complete an Outward Bound course. In fact, most of our courses are designed for the average person who is looking for a physical, mental and social challenge. Still (and this is important!) your level of physical readiness will affect your experience. Learn more about what's required and how you can better prepare yourself for your personal challenge by reading Attending Outward Bound, watching the video below, and following the physical and mental preparedness guidelines here.