As the times comes near for a new Probationer class to open up, information regarding the class will be posted in the News section of the website, accompanied by the application. The application is usually three questions pertaining to personal convictions, general information about yourself, and an inquiry into any past spiritual practices. There is no right or wrong answer to the questions posed on the application; we want to see the genuine you.
The class information and application will be posted usually within 45 days of when the new class will start, and enrollment will be open for a maximum of 30 days. If you are serious about getting into the class, then we strongly encourage you not to postpone sending in your application once the enrollment period has opened up. There is a high demand for the classes, and the enrollment period, though it has a maximum of thirty days, will close as soon as the class is full. Thus (as an example), if after three days all of the openings for the class have been filled, then the enrollment period will end after only three days.
How can I avoid missing the enrollment period?
First and foremost, regularly check the News section, at least once a week, for any information. You will also want to look at the Schedule periodically, which you can access through the News section. The Schedule will post tentative dates for new classes, usually several months in advance. Since the enrollment period is usually one month before the class begins, you can safely assume that if the next class starts in August, then the enrollment for the class will probably begin in July. Keep these things in mind, and you won’t miss the class you hope to get into.
Is it difficult to be accepted into the class?
No. All we are looking for in Probationer applications is whether or not you are genuine, and actually appear to be interested in pursuing this science. As long as you can write clearly and intelligibly, and thoroughly answer the questions asked, you will not be rejected. However, even with a great application, there is no guarantee that you will be enrolled in the class. It largely depends on how many other people applied, and how many have already been accepted. For other factors that loosely influence acceptance, see the answer to the question “If I didn’t get into one the classes, why might I have been rejected?” It is in the FAQ section of the website.
Note: Sending an email to the teachers about your interest in the classes does not increase your chances of being accepted. It is still up to you to stay updated on the website, and submit your application to the right place once the enrollment period has begun.