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Planning Timeline for Off-Campus Study

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!
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Critical Deadlines for Off-Campus Study in 2018-2019

The deadlines for those wishing to study abroad during the fall and/or spring of 2019-2020 are:
  • Wednesday, November 7: Colgate Study Group On-Line Application due
  • Wednesday, February 6: 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



  • Applications to all Colgate Study Groups are due
  • 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 January
  • Study Group decisions sent to students at end of month

Spring Semester


  • 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


  • 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. (Note: spring semester transfer credit forms are due November 15); submit Confirmation form and Waiver forms to OCS (spring semester forms are due November 15)