Apply to Study Abroad
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- Accept Your Offer
- Special Program Requirements
- Domestic & Summer Study Abroad
- Don't Forget!
The application process only requires two main steps—completing the Intent to Study Abroad Form and your Program-Specific Application—but it's your responsibility to pay attention to all Haverford and program-specific deadlines.
A few programs have special requirements for applications (ie. Oxford/Cambridge) or are direct admit (IES, DIS) by Study Abroad. All students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad. Review the Requirements for Study Abroad.
Step 1: Intent to Study Abroad
Spring Semester Deadline: October 5
Fall Semester/Full Year Deadline: February 5
This is the only way to request permission from Haverford to study abroad and to be entered in the Study Abroad database. Apply early—many programs have limited enrollment and fill up quickly!
Step 2: Program-Specific Application
Follow the requirements of the specific program to be considered. You are responsible for applying directly to the program. Deadlines are often earlier than the Haverford application deadline, so read the fine print.
Accepting Your Offer of Admission
- Once you receive word from your program, complete the Acceptance Agreement to notify the Office of Study Abroad of your plans. To cancel your acceptance entirely or to defer to the following semester/year use the Cancellation/Deferment of Program Form.
- Pre-register for classes for all approved international academic programs.
Fall Semester/Full Year Deadline: May 1
Spring Semester Deadline: December 1
- Complete the Emergency Contact form and Travel Waiver.
Special Program Requirements
DIS/IES Direct Admit
All students applying to the DIS program must first schedule an interview with Study Abroad to determine if they meet the requirements of the program. If you meet the eligibility requirements, Study Abroad can directly admit you from the DIS website.
If you meet the eligibility requirements for IES approved programs you may be directly admitted by our office after an interview with Study Abroad.
Note: Students with GPAs below 3.0, on academic warning, or applying after the deadlines cannot be directly admitted.
Haverford College has agreements with several Colleges at the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford, England. Students may attend these universities through yearlong Junior Year Abroad programs (JYA).
Domestic & Summer Study Abroad
Students wanting to study at another college within the United States should see their Dean for assistance. Haverford has exchanges with Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Spelman Colleges. Students cannot go to another US institution and transfer study abroad credit to Haverford. While Financial Aid's policy does not permit aid to be transferred for domestic study, there are a few exceptions to this rule. Limited aid is available for study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, which falls under the purview of Study Abroad. Contact us for details.
Study Abroad does not oversee summer study abroad. See the Dean’s Office and Student Life Guide for procedures.
- Request a Transcript* if you require your Haverford Transcript to be sent to your study abroad program. *Summer Term Excluded.
- Determine if you need the Director of Study Abroad’s written permission/authorization to apply for the program.
- Give each professor at least two weeks' notice when requesting recommendations. If you're not applying online:
- Ask your professors to mail their recommendations directly to the program or
- Ask your professors to put their recommendations in a sealed envelope with their signature across the flap, and include these in your final application.
- If your program requires you to mail hard copy applications, keep a copy for your records. Things get lost in the mail!
- If you're on Financial Aid you must apply for available scholarships in order to receive financial aid from the college.