Registration Policies

The deadline for applications is September 8, 2017.


Cost of registration is $750.00. If you are interested in participating, the deadline for applications is September 8, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by around September 29, 2017. Since there is a limited number of participants, we will be intentional in selecting participants to create a balance in social group identities as much as possible.

The Employee Identification Number for SJTI is: *32-0246935*. Your institution or place of work might need this number if you are requesting a reimbursement from them. SJTI also has a PayPal account if you need to pay using a credit card. Please note that there is a surcharge if you use PayPal bringing registration to $800. Partial payments are accepted as well — just let us know what you need and we will work it out!

Application and registration questions should be directed to

After you submit your application, you should be directed to a confirmation page. If you do not receive this confirmation or have any difficulties submitting your application, contact to make sure that your application was received.

Meals are not included. Participants cover this expense on their own.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the fact that we select institute participants, 20 - 30 applicants are not selected each time we hold an institute. As a result, we have instituted the following cancellation policy. If you cancel your registration 45 - 30 days from the first day of the institute, there is a $100.00 penalty. If you cancel 12 - 30 days out, there is a $150.00 penalty. If you cancel under 15 days, there will be no refund. We do however honor those who would like to "roll their registration fee payment over" and attend a future institute. This "roll over" can only be applied to the June 2018 and December 2018 institutes.


SJTI works to create a learning environment that supports the needs of all participants. As a tax-exempt organization we are not in the financial position to regularly provide some accommodations, including ASL interpreters. Feel free to contact becky martinez if you would like to talk through accommodations and learning needs ( or 949-278-2281).