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Planning Timeline

Sophomore fall is an intensive planning period for off-campus study any time during the Junior year—whether Fall or Spring semester.  Start thinking and planning early. It's never too soon!

Critical Deadlines for Off-Campus Study in 2019-2020

The deadlines for those wishing to study abroad during the fall and/or spring of 2020-2021 are:
  • Wednesday, November 6: Colgate Study Group On-Line Application due
  • Wednesday, February 5: Application to Participate on an Approved Program On-Line form due

(Note: Students submitting the Application to Participate on an Approved Program must meet with an OCS adviser prior to submitting the application.)
 

Fall Semester

September/October

  • Start researching off-campus study!                    
  • Do a self-inventory to assess your goals and priorities for off-campus study
  • Attend an "Off-Campus Study 101" session (check OCS Events)
  • Meet with an OCS adviser
  • Research programs you are considering
  • Attend October info sessions for study groups (announced on the Colgate events calendar and on OCS homepage)
  • Talk to study group faculty and returned students

November/December

  • Applications to all Colgate Study Groups are due on the first Wednesday of November
  • Submit your Application to Participate on an Approved Program early, especially if you want to go in the Fall! Program applications for Fall open in November and are due in February
  • November 15: Submit transfer credit form for spring semester programs to 
    Registrar's Office.
  • Study Group decisions sent to students at end of December

Spring Semester

January/February

  • Application to Participate on an Approved Program due
  • Check application deadlines for the Approved Programs you are interested in and plan to apply directly to the program sponsor about a month early (rolling admissions)!
  • Be sure to discuss your off-campus study plans with your major adviser, if you have not done so already

March/April

  • Notice of approved program/semester sent to students prior to Spring Break
  • All Fall students should complete required Colgate paperwork and attend pre-departure meetings
  • April 15: Submit transfer credit form for fall semester programs to Registrar's Office
  • Confirm your place on a program and complete all required forms