Welcome to the Academy's Online Application Process!

SurveyMonkey Apply (SM Apply)



Beginning in January of 2016, the online application process took the place of all paper applications, checklists, and letters of support. You will be asked to fill in forms, upload all of the required documents for a completed application and pay the application fee through this site. The step-by-step process allows you to fill out your application at your own pace, save your work, and edit the application until you are ready to submit your work.


Trouble Logging In

If you are having difficulty logging into the site, click on the "i" icon dropdown menu located in the upper right corner of this page. Click on “Having technical issues with this site?” You will be directed to a fillable form. Fill out the form and a help desk member will get back to you. They are very responsive.


Application Steps

1. Select "Register" in the upper right hand corner to create an account and login. Your email address will need to be verified before accessing the account. Follow the instructions provided by SM Apply.

  • If you had an account with FluidReview proceed to "Log In."  You will be able to use the same username and password to log into SM Apply.



2. Choose your application level (also called Program). The application programs are:

Subscriber Application (Program 01)

Classroom Educator Application (Program 02)

Associate Application Options

  • Associate: Standard Application (for March 10th, July 10th, and November 10th, 11:59 PM EST) (Program 03)
  • Associate Resubmission (rolling submission) (Program 04)
  • Associate: Accredited Training Track (for training completed through an OGA Accredited Training Program) (Program 05)
  • Associate: ATF Training (for training completed with an Accredited Training Fellow) (Program 06)

Certified Application Options

  • Certified: Standard Application (for March 10th, July 10th, and November 10th, 11:59 PM EST) (Program 07)
  • Certified Resubmission (rolling submission(Program 08)
  • Certified: Accredited Training Track (for training completed through an OGA Accredited Training Program or an ATF) (Program 09)

Fellow Application Options

  • Fellow: Standard Application (for March 10th, July 10th, and November 10th, 11:59 PM EST) (Program 10)
  • Fellow Resubmission (rolling submission) (Program 11)

Decision letters are mailed as follows: 

  • March 10th Deadline: Decisions in June 
  • July 10th Deadline: Decisions in October
  • November 10th Deadline: Decisions in February

3. Follow the steps to complete the application by logging into your SM Apply account.

Editing Your Application
You will be able to edit your application until it is submitted.  Once submitted, you will no longer be able to edit your application, but you will be able to view it.

Submitting Your Application
You will not be able to submit your application until all of the tasks are complete, including letters of support and payment. Once submitted, you will no longer be able to edit your application, but you will be able to view it. 

Uploading Documents  
The acceptable file format for uploading documents is PDF (.pdf).

Video Link (For Fellow Applicants only)
Please provide a YouTube or Vimeo link to your Teacher Training video.
- Videos should be approximately one hour long.


Download Your Application
Download and save a copy of your completed application for your records.

Application Fees and Yearly Dues

  • Subscriber Application: $50* (Yearly dues: $50)
  • Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Fee: $100* (Yearly dues: $75)
  • Associate Application Fee: $175* (which includes a $60 nonrefundable fee if deferred)/Yearly Dues: $90
  • Certified Application Fee: $275* (which includes an $85 nonrefundable fee if deferred)/Yearly Dues: $150
  • Fellow Application Fee: $500* (which includes a $140 nonrefundable fee if deferred)/Yearly dues: $250

*First year dues are included in all application fees. 

Letters of Support
1. During the application process, you will be asked to enter the email addresses of the individuals supplying your letters of support. One request is emailed to your Principal Training Fellow, and a second request is emailed to your Supervising Fellow and/or another individual familiar with your work.

2. The recommenders will receive emails from SM Apply asking them to create an account and log into the system to fill out the support forms for you.

3. When the Academy office receives the completed forms from the recommenders, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Payment Options
Before clicking the application submit button, you will be prompted to pay your application fee. You will be able to pay online or by mailing a check to the Academy office.

Resources
Once you create an account, there is a Resources box located at the top of the page. 

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS
The box includes an example of the application, not the actual application.
It also includes the rubric and checklists as well as other important information.


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