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6 Typing speed

Telos courses require extensive written work. If you do not type at the recommended speed of 40 words per minute (wpm), you may find it difficult to maintain the assignment schedule listed in the course packs. Use a typing program, or ask a family member to help you determine your wpm.

7 Understanding Telos

Telos is a unique program, and it is important to understand why it exists and how it operates. Please read the “Foundations of Telos” and “Student Life” sections of the Telos catalog.

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8 Basic Seminar attendance

Please indicate if you are an alumnus of the Basic Seminar, presented by the Institute in Basic Life Principles. If you are unfamiliar with these seminars, further information is available at

9 Physical or learning difficulties

It is particularly important to inform the Telos office of any factors that might require special arrangements for courses or tutors.

10 First language

If your first language is not English, indicate your first language in the application. Submit the application as early as possible so that Telos can help resolve any technical or communication difficulties before the semester begins.

11 Application fee

A $25 nonrefundable application fee must accompany this application. Make check or money order payable to The Telos Institute International. Telos does not accept payment by credit or debit card. Returned checks incur a $25 fee.

12 Registration/course materials form

Please note that your application form alone does not register you for any specific course. It states only that you wish to study through Telos.

To register for courses, complete the registration/ course materials form on the Telos Web site. Instructions for completing the form are found in "Registering for Courses."

You may send the registration/course materials form with your completed application form or wait until the Telos staff confirms your acceptance as a student. Regardless of the option you choose, you must submit your registration/ course materials form to the Telos office by the official registration deadline.

13 High school education requirements

If you are applying for early enrollment, please list the requirements you need to fulfill in order to complete your high school education.


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