Application

Apply To An Allegheny Sponsored Program
(Note: This information does not apply to summer programs or Allegheny EL Seminars.)

Apply To Study Off-Campus Independently

Application Deadline for Spring programs: September 20 by 5 p.m.–If the 20th falls on the weekend then the application will be due the Monday after the deadline.

Application Deadline for Fall programs: February 20 by 5 p.m.–If the 20th falls on the weekend then the application will be due the Monday after the deadline.

Important Dates for Students Applying for Fall 2017

February 20, 2017: Application deadline; deadline for submission of Allegheny study abroad scholarship applications.

Approximately February 28, 2017: approvals and denials will be sent out via email. Admissions decisions are final. As of January 2010, appeals will not be considered .

If approved to study off campus through an Allegheny Sponsored Program, students must choose to attend one orientation meeting from each of the sections below,  A & B. Attendance is mandatory.

Section A
March 7th or 8th (choose to attend only one meeting): required pre-departure meeting (receive applications for Allegheny-sponsored programs, Allegheny participation forms, visa and passport information).  Collaboratory in Pelletier 5-7PM

Section B
March  28th or 29th (choose to attend only one meeting):  required pre-departure meeting (discuss health, safety and security, and culture shock issues) Arter Hall 216 5-7PM

Applying to an Allegheny Sponsored Program

The following information will help you when applying to Allegheny-sponsored program. Please note that as of February 2011, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for approval into any sponsored off campus study program.

  • Financial Aid and Costs: On Allegheny-sponsored programs, all of your financial aid (with the exception of work study and tuition exchange scholarships) will be applied to program costs. The standard cost for all programs is Allegheny tuition and a $300 off-campus study fee. Room and board (at Allegheny rates) may be charged, depending on the program arrangements.
  • Credit/courses: The courses on Allegheny-sponsored programs can be used to fulfill graduation requirements, including major or minor requirements, distribution requirements or elective credit. The program webpages list the Allegheny equivalencies to most of the courses offered.  Check the program descriptions for more information.
  • Final approval to participate in the program. Please note that academic and disciplinary records will continue to be reviewed until students depart for the program.

There are five basic steps in applying to an Allegheny-sponsored program:

Step 1: Complete the Student Interest Form

Step 2: Get Program Information

Step 3: Get Allegheny Approval to Study Off-campus

Step 4: Successfully complete required Predeparture Meetings

Step 5: Get your passport, ticket and GO!

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Applying To Study Off-Campus Independently

The following information will help you when applying to independent off-campus study programs:

  • You must still be approved by Allegheny to study off campus independently – your approval must be for a specific program not several different programs.
  • Financial Aid and Costs: On independent programs, in some cases your federal and/or state aid may be applied to program costs but not Allegheny aid. Allegheny will charge you only the $800 off-campus study fee. You will pay any program costs directly to your program provider.
  • Credit/courses: Once you have been approved for a particular program, we will work with you to determine how the courses off-campus will transfer (i.e., the number of credits per course) and what graduation requirements they can fulfill. Grades from the program will not count toward your Allegheny GPA. Transcripts for independent programs must be received from an accredited institution. Please check with the International Programs and Services Office to confirm whether or not your program is accredited. You must take all f your courses for a grade and earn a C or higher to be awarded transfer credit at Allegheny.

There are five basic application steps to apply to an independent off-campus study program:

Step 1: Complete the Student Interest Form

Step 2: Get Program Information

Step 3: Get Allegheny Approval to Study Off-campus

Step 4: Successfully complete required Predeparture Meetings

Step 5: Get your passport, ticket and GO!

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If you wish to make an appointment with the International Education Office to discuss Off-campus study, please do the following:

  • To discuss off campus study with our office, please make an appointment with Lenee McCandless here.

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