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Directions Program Application

Early Application Timeline

Any student can submit application materials during the early application timeline and receive priority selection for the Directions Program. Fill out the application form below.
  • Early applications open November 1st, 2021.
  • Early applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on December 1st, 2021.
  • Early applicant interviews take place between December 1st - 15th, 2021.
  • Directions Program early applicant selection emails are sent on December 20th and 21st, 2021.


Open Application Timeline

All applicants who did not apply for the Directions Program during the early application timeline must submit materials during the open application timeline to be considered for the Directions Program. Fill out the application form below.
  • Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on January 31st, 2022.
  • Applicant interviews take place between January 24th - February 9th, 2022.
  • Directions Program selection emails are sent on February 14th, 2022.
Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions about the application, interview, and/or selection processes.
Housing Note: The Direction Program requires all accepted students to live in Hansen Leadership Hall during their first year at Doane. Hansen’s suite style housing places students in double rooms that share a common area with three to seven other students. Applicants must fill out regular housing paperwork in case they are not selected for Directions. Students may not transfer out of their Directions suite during their first year without consent of the Hansen Leadership Program Director. Such a move will generally be denied except for demonstrated health or safety needs. After their first year, Directions students must follow the standard housing process to acquire rooms for subsequent years on campus.
(Final GPA will be checked)
Reference: Please list one reference (supervisor, coach, teacher, mentor, etc). References listed here will be contacted via email and asked to respond to a google form before December 1st, 2021 (early application timeline) or January 31st, 2022 (open application timeline) to provide the selection committee with more information about your leadership abilities.
You can find tips and tricks for creating your resume in our Career Resource Guide.
Please describe a time in which you showed leadership when you were NOT in an official leadership role/position. What skills did you use? What were the results?
VIDEO INTRODUCTION: Provide a personal introduction sharing why you want to grow as a leader and how the Directions Program could benefit you. Please make your video 1 - 5 minutes long. Upload your video to Youtube and list it as unlisted (only people with the link can view it). Please paste your video's link into the text box below OR send it via email to [email protected]. Type “Directions-YOUR NAME" in the subject line.
A link to your video introduction on YouTube.