Before you begin
The application process has 9 steps. Read the list below to see what information you’ll need for each step and gather your information before you begin so that you can complete the process in one sitting. Your application will be saved as you progress, so you may stop at any time and return later to complete your application.

Note:  Graduates of CIA do not need to reapply. Just email Jorge Gil Calderon at  by July 1 to let us know of your intention to attend, and mail your tuition to CrossExamined, P.O. Box 78956, Charlotte, NC 28271.   Note on your check:  CIA 2019.  You can also pay your tuition via credit card through the donate button above.  Just let Jorge Gil know your donation is for CIA tuition.

WARNING: Write any long text before starting your application. If you spend more than 10 minutes on any page without submitting your work the server will log you out and your work on that page will be lost. See the list below to write out your answers ahead of time.

Step 1: Personal Information (name, address, phone, etc.)
Step 2: Emergency Contact Information (name, address, phone, etc.)
Step 3: Reason for wanting to attend CIA (3000 characters max)
Step 4: Spiritual Background (3000 characters max)
Step 5: Education and Experience (degrees, languages, etc.)
Step 6: Experience in Christian Apologetics (upload resume file [.doc or .pdf] or enter 3000 characters max)
Step 7: References (contact information for two references, one should be your pastor or a Christian leader)
Step 8: Agreement with Terms and Statement of Faith
Step 9: $25 Deposit (online through Paypal or send a check)

Application and Tuition Terms
Tuition for the three-day program is $795. Students or alumni of Southern Evangelical Seminary may attend for $595. Graduates of a previous CIA class may attend for $400.

This fee includes course notebook, lunches each day, dinner one night, and a non-refundable application deposit of $25. The $25 non-refundable deposit must accompany this application. If your application is accepted, the tuition balance must be paid in full by July 17 or your spot will be offered to those on the waiting list. Instructions on paying the balance will be provided in the confirmation letter.

Tuition can be refunded only for cancellations made two weeks prior to the start of the session or for health reasons. No refunds are possible if student leaves prior to end of session for any reason, including disciplinary action and medical emergencies.
Financial aid may be available for extenuating circumstances. If you desire financial aid, please email an explanation of your situation and the amount you are requesting to

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