Frequently Asked Questions

Application Process


Selection Process

  • I have completed and submitted my online application. How do I sign up for my interview?

    You will be notified when it is time to sign up for an interview. Please note: You will not be permitted to sign up for an interview until you have paid your $30 interview fee and submitted your completed application. This means that your two reference forms and your parent/guardian advice form MUST be turned into our office BEFORE you sign up.

  • What do I need to bring to my interview?

    Primarily, an open and honest heart. Also, please log into our website and check your application status. Any missing items should be brought to your interview.

  • When will I know if I have been accepted?

    You will receive a notice before Thanksgiving.

  • If accepted, when will I find out what team I am on?

    Our first required meeting is the Team Reveal on Thursday, December 1. During this meeting, you will meet your team leader and teammates. You will also find out where you will be serving this summer. If you absolutely cannot attend this meeting (because of class or work), you need to contact our office in advance to notify us that you will not be there and plan to attend the makeup meeting on Friday, December 2 at 9:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. in the Office of Spiritual Life.


Spring Training

  • Is spring training mandatory?

    Yes. You must attend your weekly team meeting from 6–9 p.m. on either Monday or Wednesday night. Furthermore, all participants must attend an Intensive Training Weekend (ITW). Teams will be assigned to attend an ITW on either February 3–5 or February 10–12. More information about our attendance policy will be given at the Team Reveal.

  • May I get academic credit for serving on a team?

    Yes, you may opt to take ISP for credit. You must enroll in CST 491 and pay the tuition in addition to the funds required for ISP.

  • If I discontinue participation in ISP or SOS for any reason, will I get my money back?

    No. All fees and contributions are non-refundable. After the cost of non-refundable travel arrangements and other expenses have been deducted from the total amount a participant has raised, the rest of his or her funds will be equally divided between members of his or her team who still have amounts to raise.

Last Updated 10/15/16