IMPORTANT UPDATES

APPLICATION PROCESS

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

TIMELINE & DEADLINES

OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT

 

IMPORTANT UPDATES

In order to study off campus, you must work through our office to make sure both financial aid and credit transfer, and to receive other important information and services that will help you have a successful experience. The process and timeline are outlined below.

If you are not yet sure of the term you intend to be off-campus or you are a first-year student, we encourage you to drop into our virtual open advising hours to ask general questions.

ADVISING FOR SPRING 2021 HAS NOW CLOSED. Students should have all F&M and program applications completed.

WE ARE CURRENTLY ADVISING FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2021. See Application Process and Virtual Classroom below.

OCS Application Process

 

Welcome to the F&M OCS Virtual Classroom!

Click on hyperlinked images to help you navigate the OCS Application Process.

OCS Timeline & Deadlines

You should begin the off-campus study process at least two semesters in advance. For science majors, you may begin your research and discussions with advisors as early as your freshman year. Refer to this timeline checklist as often as you need to as a reminder of when you should be working on certain tasks.

Which term should you study off-campus? Consult the Choosing your Term page for important advice.

summer/fall/ay

timeline & Deadlines

Advising Cycle Open: Sept 1 - Dec 15
Step 2 & 3 Deadline: Dec 15
Step 4 & 5 Deadline: Jan 15
Faculty Recommendation Deadline: Feb 1
IOCS Faculty Committee will review semester OCS APPROVAL materials and notify students of approval decisions by Feb 15

 

Spring

timeline & DeadLINES

Advising Cycle Open: Feb 1 - May 15
Step 2 & 3 Deadline: May 15
Step 4 & 5 Deadline: Aug 15
Faculty Recommendation Deadline: Sept 1
IOCS Faculty Committee will review semester OCS APPROVAL materials and notify students of approval decisions by Sept 15

 

Other Ways to Connect

You can view the 100+ pre-approved programs and use the simple and advanced search functions to find what you’re looking for.

You can get exposure to more information by talking to the OCS ambassadors and other OCS alumni, attending our OCS Fall Fair, and reading stories from other students who have studied off-campus.

Come to a Dips Abroad News Hour! Throughout the semester, our office will be offering info sessions and workshops on a variety of topics related to Off-Campus Study. They will take place virtually on Wednesdays during the 20-21 Academic Year. Please watch for regular emails with Zoom links to upcoming news hours.

  • EVERY Wednesday 10-11am: INDIVIDUAL drop-in advising for sophomores & juniors
  • EVERY Wednesday 11am-noon: GROUP drop-in advising for freshmen, sophomores, juniors
  • Wednesday, October 14, 3-4pm: 2021 Summer Travel Awards webinar


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Off-Campus Study Student Stories

Animal Behavior majors conducting field research in the Australian rainforest.  Government majors interning in Scottish Parliament.  Art majors taking studio classes in Florence. Classics students walking to class through the streets of Rome.  Read about F&M students off-campus, where they went, what they studied, and how it impacted their studies.

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