A final placement decision is the result of a mutual decision between you, the ministry site, the Dominican community and DVUSA. Priority applicant placements are usually finalized by March 31st. All applicants should be finalized by June 1st. Late applicants will be placed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
An applicant with a finalized placement secures their position by signing and sending the Commitment Statement (in the Program Manual) to DVUSA.
After submitting the Commitment Statement, backing out of the program has significant financial and pro-grammatic consequences for DVUSA and the ministry site because ministry positions are left unfilled. Applicants are typically given two weeks after their final interview to submit their Commitment Statement. It is a step to be taken with serious consideration. DVUSA reserves the right to refer other applicants to open ministries and communities.