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Eligibility

airplaneBulletPointWhat are the eligibility requirements?

At a minimum, eligible students on faculty-led programs have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 and are in good standing, have a clean disciplinary record, and meet course prerequisites. Graduate students must be in full standing. Additional eligibility requirements may be listed on individual program pages. Students who do not meet these requirements should contact the program leader. In some cases, the eligibility requirements can be waived.

At a minimum, eligible students on student exchange and direct enroll programs have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 and are in good standing, have a clean disciplinary record, and may come from any academic discipline. Students interested in studying in a foreign language must also meet proficiency requirements as listed on each program's web page. Students with a GPA below 2.5 should contact the OIE before applying. In some cases, partners abroad will accept applicants with a slightly lower GPA.

airplaneBulletPointIs the application process competitive?

For most faculty-led study abroad programs the application process is not competitive. Seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students either until the program is full or until the application deadline, whichever occurs first. If seat assignment is competitive, this will be clearly stated in the application section of the web page for your program.

For all exchange programs and for some faculty-led programs, the application process is competitive (this will be clearly stated in the application section of the faculty-led program's web page). In this case, applications are accepted through the application due date.

If on the date that applications are due there are more applications than seats available, the top applicants will be selected. Where two or more applicants have similar qualifications, graduation dates and/or the date on which the application was received may be used to select applicants. Preference in selecting applicants will go to UW Oshkosh students.

Selected applicants will be notified and must make their first program payment on time in order to retain their seat. Applicants who are not selected will be refunded the application fee.

airplaneBulletPointCan I apply if I am not a student at UW Oshkosh?

Students from other universities may apply to participate on faculty-led study abroad programs, but preference in selecting applicants will go to UW Oshkosh students through the application deadline date. If seats are still available as of the next business day following the application deadline, seats will be assigned to students from other universities and community members in the order in which they submitted completed applications. (See Application)

Students applying through the National Student Exchange may participate on faculty-led study abroad programs. Applications from National Student Exchange students will not be held until the application deadline for seat assignment. Applications from National Student Exchange students will be considered along with applications from UW Oshkosh students; seat assignments will be given in the order in which the OIE receives completed applications from eligible applicants.

Students from other universities and National Student Exchange students may not apply to participate on student exchange programs.

airplaneBulletPointCan I apply if I am not a student at all?

Community members may apply to many faculty-led study abroad programs, but preference in selecting applicants will go to UW Oshkosh students through the application deadline date. If seats are still available as of the next business day following the application deadline, seats will be assigned to students from other universities and community members in the order in which they submitted completed applications. (See Application)

Community members may not apply to participate on student exchange programs.

airplaneBulletPointCan I apply if I have a disciplinary file?

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to maintaining an academic and social environment which promotes the intellectual and personal development of students and the safety and welfare of all group members.  The ability to participate depends on conduct both before leaving UW Oshkosh and while abroad. The UW Oshkosh OIE will check the disciplinary records of all applicants.

airplaneBulletPointCan I apply if I have been suspended?

Students on academic suspension are not eligible to study abroad. Suspended students must return to UW Oshkosh for a minimum of one semester before applying to study abroad.

 

This page was last updated on: October 19, 2011

 

 

 

October 19, 2011