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.
If you are getting started with the process but 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 before proceeding with the process outlined below.
SPRING 2022 - students are now in the Pre-Departure phase and should be completing additional items in the F&M OCS portal, completing additional acceptance materials for their programs, and paying attention to all emails from our office and from their programs.
SUMMER 2022 - The final deadline to complete Steps 1-4 is January 10. Applications are due January 15.
FALL 2022 - the advising cycle is now closed. Students who completed all requirements by December 1 are now in Step 4, 5, or 6 of the program application process. Applications are due January 15.
SPRING 2023 - we will begin advising in mid-February. Students will receive the weekly Sunday newsletters announcing the opening of the advising and application cycle.
Summer & Fall 2022 Application Process
Please note Summer and Semester application processes function on two distinct timelines and have different requirements. Click below to start Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 application materials. Students who intend to study off campus in both Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 will be required to complete both application processes.
OCS Timeline & Deadlines
You should begin the off-campus study process at least two semesters in advance of the term you intend to study off campus. 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.
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