How Do I Apply for a Study Abroad Program?
Once you have confirmed that you are eligible to apply for a study abroad program, there are generally 2 application processes.
- Step 1: Apply to your HOME institution to participate in study abroad, then
- Step 2: Apply to your preferred DESTINATION institution(s) for a specific study abroad program
Applying to Your Destination Institution for a Specific Study Abroad Program
After being accepted into a study abroad program, please consult with the Study Abroad Advisor at your home institution for specific instructions on how to apply to your study abroad destination institution. Each destination institution will have a different application process. You may be informed of this process at a study abroad information or a pre-departure session. If you have attended more than one institution of higher learning, you may be required to submit an official set of transcripts from each institution.
Can I be rejected by my destination institution?
In certain circumstances, it is possible for a student to be rejected by the destination institution. Rejection can be based on timeliness of the application, space in the desired program, and quality of the application. Destination institutions will typically send you a notification shortly after receiving your application, transcripts and tuition fees, if applicable.
How do I register in classes while I'm studying abroad?
Each institution has a different registration process. Please consult with your Study Abroad Advisor for detailed information and support with registering for courses while participating in a study abroad program.
Do I get credit for all the courses I take while studying abroad?
It is important to determine which courses you can get credit for before you go. Course transfer eligibility is usually determined on a course-by-course basis specific to your home institution. It is the student's responsibility to consult with their Academic Advisor to ensure that they are meeting their program or degree requirements while studying abroad.
How will my courses transfer back to my home institution?
Before you leave to study abroad, please consult with a Study Abroad Advisor who can help you to determine which courses to take and how your credit will transfer back to your home institution.
Tip-Once you finish your courses, arrange for your Official Transcript to be sent to your home institution. Please be aware that destination institutions do not always have an automatic process in place to send transcripts back to home institutions and a special request may be required.