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Student Application Form

Compass Student Application

The Student Application Form is to be completed by the student who is applying for the program. This section is an important part of your application.

Answer each question thoroughly in clear, concise, and complete sentences that exhibit genuine consideration and self-reflection. There is no minimum page requirement, but the average student application usually consists of 3-4 pages single spaced.

All students are asked to submit a profile photo along with their application. It’d be nice if you have a photo of you and some flamingos but this is not a requirement. This should be attached to an email as .jpg or .png and sent to compass@gordon.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: this form does NOT save automatically. If you close out of your window, all content in the form will be lost. We recommend that you type your answers on a separate document then copy and paste them into this form.

1. Legal Name (First):

2. Middle Name:

3. Last Name:

4. Nickname:

5. Date of Birth:

6. Address:

7. City/Town:

8. State:

9. Zip Code:

10. Phone Number

11. Email Address:

12. Alternative Email:

13. High School

14. Year


15. Church Name:

16. I have been a part of this church since:

17. Church website:

18. Senior Pastor's Name:

19. Youth Pastor's Name:

20. Church denomination:

21. Have you travelled internationally?


22. Are you a US citizen?


23. If "no" Country of Citizenship:

24. Do you have a current passport?


25. Passport expiration date:

26. Father/Guardian Name:

27. Father/Guardian Address:

28. Father/Guardian Email:

29. Father/Guardian Phone:

30. Mother/Guardian Name:

31. Mother/Guardian Address:

32. Mother/Guardian Phone

33. Mother/Guardian Email:

34. Applicant resides with:


35. If "other" please explain:

36. Briefly describe your conversion experience or describe how your Christian life began.

37. Tell us about yourself. What are your interests? In what activities are you involved: a) at church; b) at school; c) in the community?

38. Give at least two examples of successes in your life. Why do you define them as successes?

39. Who has been the most influential person in your life? Describe your relationship. How has he/she influenced you? Be specific.

40. Historically, Christians have crafted and appealed to various Statements of Faith (Nicene Creed, Westminster Confession etc...) that describe their core beliefs and convictions concerning God. Briefly write out your own statement of faith, explaining, as best you can, what you believe it means to be a Christian?

41. What would you most like to see changed in the world and why? How do you see yourself playing a role in that?

42. In the last year, what life questions and/or faith issues have you wrestled with and to what, if any, conclusions have you arrived?

43. Why would you like to participate in the Compass program?

44. How did you hear about the Compass program?

My parent/guardian
My pastor/church leader
Compass alumni
World Magazine
Christianity Today
Lily Youth Theology Network website
Email from Gordon College

45. If "other" please explain: