Earth-Based Institute

Welcome to the Earth-Based Institute program.

Earth-Based Institute and Western State Colorado University have developed a partnership to provide college credit for Earth-Based Institute courses.

Once a student enrolls in an Earth-Based Institute course, credit registration is available through Western Extended Studies. Upon successful completion of the course and assignments due, college credit is awarded. The amount of credit earned is based upon the type and length of the course.

Click HERE to download the credit registration packet for 2017-2018.


1. Download, carefully read, and complete the Earth-Based Institute Course Credit Registration Packet.
2. Complete, sign and initial all designated areas in Sections B and C (required).
3. Complete and sign Section D (optional).
4. Carefully review Payment Instructions (Cash, AmeriCorps, or 529 plan). Make sure this section is complete.
5. Return Sections B, C, and D to the Extended Studies Office by email, fax, or mail.
6. Keep all other information with you in an accessible place for reference.

IMPORTANT: Registration and full payment for credit should be received by our office no later than two weeks before the first day of a course. Incomplete registration forms will not be processed. Registrations are processed in the order they are received. If received less than two weeks before the course start date, processing is not guaranteed. Registration requests to process AmeriCorps or 529 plan funding for Earth-Based Institute tuition and fees must be submitted no later than 30 days before the Earth-Based Institute payment deadline for course fees.


Registration forms and check payments may be mailed to:

Extended Studies
600 N Adams St, Taylor Hall 303
Gunnison, CO  81231

Make checks out to: Western State Colorado University

Registration forms, assignments and questions may be sent by email or fax to:

Fax: 970.943.7068