The process for students to apply for permission to study off campus is now entirely online. Please download and read the Study Abroad Application Guidelines for instructions before applying.
- Before beginning the application process, students should consult with their academic advisor and the Office of Study Abroad.
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- Students need at least a 2.5 grade point average to qualify, but some semester-long programs may require a GPA of up to 3.0. Students should have the required GPA at the time of application.
- Students may study off-campus as early as the first semester of their sophomore year, and as late as the first semester of their senior year.
- Students applying to a program in a country where English is not the national language are encouraged to have taken at least elementary courses in the language of the host country; some programs will require intermediate to advanced language ability.
- Students on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension, or with other serious disciplinary violations, are not eligible for off-campus study.
- Students with delinquent financial accounts are not eligible for off-campus study.
- Consult the Office of Study Abroad for specific program eligibility requirements and openings.
- While abroad, students must be registered as a full-time student taking a minimum of 12 Washington & Jefferson College credits
Applications must be received in the Office of Study Abroad by the dates given below. Late applications will not be accepted. All applications will be reviewed immediately following the deadline.
After issuing approval/acceptance, both the Office of Study Abroad and the off-campus program will require students to submit a number of forms to prepare for and finalize their semester(s) off-campus. Students should make sure to read carefully and understand all forms given to them, and to submit all requirements on or before stated deadlines. Failure to complete the requirements of either the Office of Study Abroad or the off-campus program may result in the withdrawal of the student's approval to study off-campus.