COMPASS FAQs for Students and Parents

We invite all interested students to complete our free pre-registration form to stay up-to-date with the newest details as they become available.

When will Summer 2020 COMPASS registration be available?

We invite all interested students to complete our free Pre-Registration Form to stay up-to-date with the newest details as they become available.

Who is eligible to register for COMPASS?

Rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school and incoming college freshmen who are in good academic standing and have no school suspensions are invited to apply.

When are the programs offered and how much do they cost?

COMPASS 2020 programs will be available during the weeks of June 21-26 and June 28-July 3. Pricing for COMPASS 2020 is currently being determined. Early-bird pricing, and discounts for siblings will likely be available; all pre-registered students will be notified as soon as COMPASS 2020 registration becomes available.

What’s new for COMPASS 2020?

COMPASS 2019 featured four exciting camps including: Cybersecurity (Standard & Advanced), Exercise Science, Herpetology and Audio Production.  New for COMPASS 2020, the following camps will be added: Business Entrepreneurship, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice and Theatre. Stay tuned and pre-register to receive updates as they become available!

Can home-schooled students attend COMPASS?

Yes! Home-schooled students are encouraged to participate in COMPASS.

When is the registration deadline?

We will accept registrations on a rolling basis until space is filled in each program. It is best to apply early since programs can fill up quickly. An early-bird discount will likely be available. All pre-registered students will be notified as soon as COMPASS 2020 registration becomes available.

Can I register for more than one program?

Because the programs run concurrently, students can only select one academic program track per week; however, students who would like to attend both weeks are welcome to select two separate programs.

Is there a dress code?

Dress is casual, but please dress appropriately for the activities scheduled for your program. Registered students will receive a packing list in the Spring of 2020.

Is transportation to field trips included in registration fee?

Transportation to and from all off-site field trips will be included in the program cost.

Will I receive college credit for this program?

COMPASS Summer Experience programming is designed to enrich students’ understanding of a particular career path or field of study. COMPASS programs do not offer college credit.

Will COMPASS 2020 participants receive scholarships to Montreat College?

Students who attend COMPASS will receive a $2,000 scholarship!  The scholarship will be spread over four years and will be awarded upon enrollment at Montreat College.  There are an unlimited number of scholarships available for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school; however, the number of scholarships for rising freshmen in college is limited to the first 25 students who register.  The registration deadline for rising freshmen to be eligible for the $2,000 scholarship is March 1, 2020.

I have additional questions, who do I contact?

For questions, please contact COMPASS Program Director Erin Chapman via email at compass@montreat.edu or via phone at 828.669.8012 ext. 3821.