Applying for admission to our education program is available three times per year. Students may register for the program after the deadline dates if spots are available.
Education application deadlines and start dates:
For example, if you decided to join our Fall Cohort, the process of program completion would look similar to the schedule below:
- Summer 2023: Application Submitted and Approved
- Late Summer 2023: Program Begins
- Fall 2023: Courses Begin
- Winter 2023/2024: Credential Prep Begins
- Spring 2024: Portfolio Training Begins
- Summer 2024: Credential Year Begins
- Winter 2024: Alumni Program Opens
- Spring 2025: Red Diamond Retreat
- Summer 2025: Graduation!
Once admitted and enrolled, you will receive a detailed academic calendar based on your business development track and ramp-up schedule during the program orientation.
1. Complete Application. The admissions process begins with completing our online application. If you want to meet with one of our education consultants before completing your application, you can request a consultation by sending an email to core[at]efficioeducation.com.
2. Refundable Enrollment Deposit. Once you’ve completed your application, you will be asked to process a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $150. Your enrollment deposit holds your spot in your chosen cohort, applies toward your full investment for the program if you move forward, and covers your admission orientation and advising. Please note that your enrollment deposit does not mean you’re legally responsible for investing in the full program.
*3. Admission Orientation and Business Analysis. Once you confirm with your advisor that you would like to move forward, you will have the opportunity to choose your payment plan during your admission orientation session. Once you have completed your admission orientation, we will conduct a business analysis to help you prepare for the first few months of work.
*4. Meet Your Education Team. Once you’ve completed your admissions and analysis, you will be assigned your education team (coach, consultant, strategist) that will work with you during the program orientation and ramp-up.
*Admission steps three to four will take approximately two weeks upon receipt of your completed application and deposit.
Begin Program! Once you’ve completed the admission steps above, you will attend the CORE24 program orientation, where you will prepare for strategic work, access the Education and Learning portal (ELP), receive your materials, and set up your education calendar to include a 10-15-week ramp-up schedule. Your ramp-up schedule will include:
- Training sessions and coaching to begin organizing your documentation strategy.
- Defining your education work schedule so that you can implement what you’re learning.
- You will access the curriculum, resources, and development tracks found in our ELP. This online portal will also provide access to your peers to share ideas and network.
- You will schedule your credential interview to decide if the credential track fits best with your business and your goals.
- You will plan for events, training, and courses needed to complete your program.
Applicants are reviewed based on years in business, type of business, a desire to thrive through collaboration and shared experiences, and a willingness to learn, grow, and inspire inside and outside of their organizations.
Our commitment is to build an enterprising and active cohort with varying backgrounds, ideas, and experiences — to maximize intellectual dialogue and enrich your entrepreneurship education experience.
Each cohort size is limited to 15 students, to guarantee high-touch guidance, engagement, and support with faculty and peers.
The full program is delivered in English. We recommend students be proficient at speaking and writing in English.
Applications are reviewed as we receive them, and admission is offered on a rolling basis until all seats are filled so it is in your best interest to apply early.
Our education program is a full 24-month curriculum. Affordable payment plans are described below.
Option 1: Pay in (18) Monthly Payments of $691.70
Option 2: Pay in (12) Monthly Payments of $1037.50
Option 3: Pay in (4) Quarterly Payments of $3112.50
Option 4: Pay in (1) Payment of $12,450
We are committed to spending the entire 24 months helping you achieve greatness, and we’re asking for the same commitment from you.
The program fee includes tuition, access to online platforms, support, and all course materials. Full tuition must be paid within 18 months of your cohort start date. Once admitted, you will have the choice of paying your tuition in *eighteen monthly payments, twelve monthly payments, four quarterly payments, or in one lump sum. Depending on your choice, your payment plan begins within 10 business days of application acceptance minus your enrollment deposit.
During the application process, after submission, you will be directed to process your enrollment deposit of $150 to hold your spot in your chosen cohort, and this amount will be deducted from your tuition upon acceptance.
Lock in your rate, begin your program, and let’s begin getting to the CORE of your business!
Make sure you review this page (especially the FAQs below) to ensure this program is right for you.
The program’s format is designed for success and can be tailored to your business needs. The program considers that you are an adult, that you have preferred learning styles, and that your time is valuable. The full system is designed to take you through key intangible steps to allow you the freedom to customize the program around your unique capabilities. Once you've completed the first diamond step based on developed skills, you're on your way to executing your full business system on your terms
YES! Sherese is NOT one of those educators that only present theories or cookie-cutter strategies. She not only has gone through her own program (several times), but she has designed the program to automatically customize to your own unique situation. Sherese believes that everyone is unique and can't implement or manage a business in the same way. Therefore, it must be unique to each business and the person running the business.
No one wants to go it alone, not even us! Our clients have been there and done that and will never go it alone again!! Effició makes gathering information and implementing strategies simple. We provide specific step-by-step information that can be tailored to your business needs. We help you dissect information from the many resources available and put it all into an identifiable format. This program and the mining partners will be there with you step by step to help you take action and to hold you accountable for those actions. We also provide the support and mentoring you need throughout the program and beyond through the online learning portal.
First, you will receive an email of acknowledgment for the commitment you’ve just made to your business and career! Next, once you’ve completed your enrollment deposit, you will receive a confirmation online, via email, and if requested, we will mail you a copy. If you have questions about the status of your application, contact core[at]efficioeducation.com.
There is a rolling admissions process, and applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. You will hear back within three to five business days after applying. If you submitted your application after your chosen cohort application deadline, your application will be considered on a space-available basis. If all spots are filled, you will be given the option to enroll in the next available cohort or your enrollment deposit can be immediately refunded so that you can apply at a later date.
Because you access a full two-year development program, each step along with your set of learning tools is released on a set schedule. In addition, we have created a foundational learning curriculum so there is room for customization, impromptu, and amendments. As your live trainings are completed, you will be able to view the recordings. Our education format is similar to organizing your semesters in college to achieve a degree in that programming within each knowledge domain needs to be completed and practiced before moving on to the next. In addition, your training, courses, and tutorials all flow as you progress.
Our policy is once the program begins, after 90 days, we do not offer refunds. You can always join the next cohort with approval, with complete access to the full program. Of course, if there are extenuating circumstances, we will review each case on an individual basis. Once you sign up for the program, you will have access to it for the time specified.
We invite you to take part in the program for up to a full 90 days in good standing from your cohort start date. If you do not feel we have delivered what was expected within those 90 days, we’ll happily stop payment on your account. For those who pay in one lump sum, we'll return your investment minus 90 days prorated tuition fee. Please note that tuition rates are subject to change at any time. You can contact us at 866-934-2673 to discuss; we go over our policies in detail during the application process.
All materials are provided for you and are included in the tuition. Because this is a blended online program, you will need access to a stable internet connection, and a computer, phone, or tablet to allow you to access online resources.
The yearly in-person retreats are not included in the tuition. Details and costs will be shared during orientation. Only students can attend the retreats. We want you there, but it is not required to complete the program.
Because we are "getting to the CORE" it requires an in-depth exploration of your mindset, your learning style, and your skills, we encourage you to be sure this is something you want to do — and that the program is right for you. Also, check in with yourself and ask, “Is this program appropriate for [my business] at this time?” When it comes to deep levels of growth and work, things may not make sense at the surface level but they can be understood at the CORE level. Remember, you AND your business are going through this program.
The main reason is to have a focused, knowledgeable, and experienced collaborative education team (coach, consultant, strategist, and trainer all in one) that will provide you with an objective outside perspective that is FRESH and UNBIASED. Effició's certified team members go through a vigorous training program, and they are focused on providing the support structure you need that will bring about results.
The ultimate reason is that time waits on no one – It’s Time for Results!!
Let us help bring out the Red Diamond in your business!
We look forward to meeting you!