We encourage all prospective students to begin an online application as early as possible. Beginning an application does not commit you to participating in the program. Rather, it is designed to provide a framework to assist in completing necessary program requirements while also prompting you to begin working on/exploring other areas that may be necessary for study abroad (applying for a passport, financial aid, etc.).
The online application process does not have to be completed in one sitting. The application allows you to save your work, and come back later to submit it so you can work on application materials at your own pace (within the parameters of our posted deadlines, of course). Applications are considered complete, and will be reviewed for acceptance, once all items have been submitted and marked as complete (i.e. they have a check mark next to them). You will be notified of the outcome of your application review via e-mail within two weeks of completion. The application process involves various components, including:
- questionnaires to complete online
- items you will have to submit in person or by mail (deposit, academic advisor form, disciplinary clearance form, etc.)
- e-signature documents
- a recommendation
- learning content that is helpful for you to know
Every application component contains detailed completion instructions. You will need to complete each items listed in the online application. For those items you are able to complete or sign digitally, you will see the item immediately checked off as received. Items mailed to our office typically arrive within 5-7 days, and may take an additional 3-5 days to be processed before appearing as received in your application. Previous students have found that the bulk of the application (components that can be completed immediately by you) takes approximately two hours to complete. You will want to allow yourself enough time to also complete the items requiring outside input.
We understand life gets busy so you'll get automatic reminders of items you still need to complete within your application up to the application deadline as we want to make sure you don't miss out on this unique opportunity for an unforgettable international experience.
The online application will continue to be a resource for you throughout your education abroad journey. There are components that will need to be completed after acceptance, and additional resources that will be made available to you through the online application platform once you are away, and upon your return from study abroad.