The Office of International Education conducts both judicial and academic checks for all students applying for any study-abroad program.
Students must maintain full-time status and have a minimum GPA of 2.5* at the time of application to be considered for study abroad. Additionally, students currently on academic probation will not be considered eligible for a study abroad program until the probation has been lifted.
Students who do not meet the minimum GPA of 2.5 may request consideration by submitting a Letter of Appeal to the Academic Policy Committee. Letters of Appeal should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar early in the semester, well in advance of the study abroad application deadline. The Committee ordinarily meets every other Thursday; the deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the APC meeting.
*NOTE: Some study-abroad programs require a higher GPA, in which case students must meet the minimum GPA for their program of choice.
Office of the Registrar
Glendening Hall, Room 120
Current and/or previous academic or disciplinary sanctions may affect your ability to study abroad. Likewise, sanctions imposed at any time after your acceptance into your study-abroad program may result in withdrawal from the program.
Previous disciplinary sanctions are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Office of International Education in conjunction with the student conduct officer. Students whose disciplinary probation period extends into their intended time abroad will not be considered for study-abroad until the probation period has ceased.
If you would like to discuss any concerns regarding the appeal process or sanctions appearing on your record, please make an appointment to speak confidentially with either the student conduct officer or an advisor in the International Education Office.
Office of Student Conduct
Campus Center, Room 150