How to Apply
So you have decided you want to study away? Here are the steps you should take.
- Research what program you would like to attend
Look online or visit the study away office to find out about the various programs that are available. Even if you know you want to enroll directly in an institution, it might help to look on the websites of some of the pre-approved programs to get a sense of the options.
- Discuss your plans with both your adviser and Nick Tatar
It's never too early to start talking to your adviser about your plans for study away! Plan to start this conversation no later than September if you are planning to study away in the spring, and February of your sophomore year if you are planning to study away in the fall. Talking with your adviser as early as your first year at Olin can help you determine what classes to take to prepare you for a study away semester.
- Fill out the Olin application
Please keep in mind that a study away application does not materialize overnight (even if you pull an all nighter!). You need to discuss your plans with various people, get signatures, and submit your applicaqtion to Nick Tatar on or before the deadline.
- Apply to the external program
Please be sure to check the application deadline for the away program application and apply accordingly.
- Institutional Funding - Olin Tuition Scholarship
Please refer to the scholarship policy in the Student Handbook. Once you have been accepted to your away program, a Consortium Agreement must be completed to authorize Olin College to make a tuition payment on your behalf. This form is also used to determine eligibility for any additional funds. Your study away application approval is not complete until this form is submitted.
The Olin Application
The Olin study away application consists of a listing of the courses you are planning to take; b) an essay; c) your degree audit; and d) information about the institution you plan to attend (if not a direct exchange). You should also fill out Transfer Credit Pre-Approval forms for each course you plan to take. The CSTB will then review the pre-approval forms and send them to the appropriate faculty member for approval. (For example, you might apply for Introduction to Japanese to be transferred back to Olin as an AHS course.)