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Study Abroad

Welcome to the Application for Degree Credit for Study Abroad. This application is only for full semester of full year study abroad.  Summer and non-W&L spring term applications are paper and found on the University Registrar's webpage.

There are many steps involved in applying for study abroad with firm deadlines.

(1)  By clicking the "apply now" button, you will begin your W&L application for approval to study abroad.  Once approved, (2) you have one month to receive Department Head approval for the courses you intend to take abroad and your Academic Adviser's approval of your plan to study abroad.  (3)  You must also apply to your abroad program or institution by their deadline.

Deadlines: 
(1)   Initial application
       March 1 -- Fall term or full year
       October 15 -- Winter or Winter/spring term

(2)  Credit transfer approval
       March 30 -- Fall term or full year
       November 15 -- Winter or Winter/spring term
      Complete credit transfer approval by meeting with the appropriate Department Head and complete study abroad plan approval by meeting with your
       Academic Adviser    http://go.wlu.edu/studyabroadcredit

(3)  Complete the application to your abroad university or program by their deadline.  You will need to access their application from their webpage.

Please see eligibility guidelines on the policy and procedures webpage. 
1) In order to apply for study abroad for W&L credit, students must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.500 and at least a 2.500 GPA in the most recently completed fall or winter term.                                                          
2) Students are not eligible to study abroad while on academic or conduct probation. Students placed on academic probation that will be in effect during their planned term abroad may submit a request for an exception to this rule to the Committee on Courses and Degrees by contacting the designated Associate Dean of The College. Students placed on conduct probation that will be in effect during their planned term abroad may submit a request for an exception to this rule to the International Education Committee by contacting the designated Associate Dean of The College. Students accepted into study abroad programs who are then placed on academic or conduct probation will be liable for the full costs of the program even if they withdraw from the program.
3)  Students must consult with their academic adviser(s) to ensure that their proposed course of study will enable them to make normal progress toward completion of major and degree requirements in a timely fashion. Seniors engaged in approved study abroad will have the first term of the three-term senior residency requirement waived. Requests for exceptions to these or other academic rules must be submitted in advance to the Committee on Courses and Degrees through the Dean of the College. To study abroad, students must consult with the staff of the Center for International Education, attend on-campus orientations, and, upon their return, complete an evaluation of their study abroad experience for the Center for International Education. Students will be expected to disclose medical and or counseling-related conditions or current treatments so that appropriate consultations can occur with deans, Student Health and Counseling Services, etc. to ensure that all critical needs can be met during the student's time away from campus.