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Application Process

Review and meet Albion College Eligibility Requirements (by the time you participate in the program):  Successful completion of the Writing Competency Examination; Junior standing or higher; 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 process, by filling out a questionnaire and scheduling to meet with the Center for International Education (CIE) or Career and Internship Center (CIC).
 
Browse Albion-Approved Programs and Choose a program.  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.

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 the following items 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.  
  • Authorization for CIE/ CIC to have access to your disciplinary record and your transcript.  
  • Confirmation that you will meet the eligibility criteria to study off-campus.
  • Confirmation that you have read materials about academic advising, financial aid, passports, scholarships, etc. 
  • Submission of essay questions
  • Upload of a signed course and credit evaluation form
  • Upload of a signed parent/guardian agreement form 
  • Send faculty your Off-Campus Program Recommendation requests
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.  
  • If the program requires a copy of your transcript, CIE can send it to them on your behalf.  Contact cie@albion.edu to request a transcript be sent.
  • 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.

*Applications submitted through Brits Abroad will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis.