Skip to content

Application Process

Review and meet Albion College Eligibility Requirements (by the time you participate in the program):  Successful completion of the Writing Proficiency Requirement; met the Off-Campus Programs Albion Residency Requirement*; cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.7; Good social standing, as defined by the Vice-President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students; Demonstrated maturity commensurate with the demands of the OCP.  

Start the Advising processCreate your advising application, complete the student interest questionnaire, and schedule an appointment with Cristen or Dawn.  There are 4 advising topics to choose from, or bring your own. Review a typical timeline for studying off-campus.

Browse Albion-Approved Programs.  Search programs in the Brits Abroad database, and filter by language of instruction, program of study, country, and many other factors.  You can also browse study abroad brochures and program books in the Center for International Education (CIE), Vulgamore 306.   Note:  Under extraordinary circumstances, students request to participate in Non-Albion Approved Programs.  It is important to consider the many impacts before making a choice to do so.  

Complete Albion College Off-Campus Program application materials.  Once your advising sessions are complete, the CIE or CIC will open an Albion Off-Campus Program application for you in Brits Abroad.  You can expect to submit all documents through your account in the Brits Abroad portal.  Note:  these items can be completed separately, and do not need to be uploaded all at once.   Deadlines:  Spring programs- October 1.  Fall, academic year, and summer programs- March 1.  Applications are processed on a rolling basis, after a student presses the "submit application" button.  
 
Complete the Program Provider application materials DIRECTLY to the program.  This is done simultaneously with the Albion College Off-Campus Program application.  While individual programs may have slightly different requirements, here are some important details:
  • Each off-campus program will have a unique application process, deadlines, and eligibility criteria.  They may also have a separate application portal.  You are responsible to follow their process carefully.  A copy of your Albion College transcript will be available in your Brits Abroad account, for you to send to your program provider.
  • After receiving Albion approval, CIE will complete forms for your program.  These usually notify the program of Albion's approval, provide disciplinary checks, etc. 
Attend the required orientations.

*Off-Campus Programs – Albion Residency Requirement.  Students who have attended three semesters as a full-time student at Albion College, excluding summer term, and with a minimum of 11 Albion College earned units, are eligible to participate in an approved off-campus program through the Center for International Education or the Career and Internship Center.    Transfer students who have junior standing (14 – 20 earned units), are eligible to participate in an approved off-campus program through the Center for International Education or the Career and Internship Center after attending two semesters as a full-time student at Albion College, excluding summer term.