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Overview about Summer (Non-Whitman) Study Abroad Programs

  • Students who wish to study abroad in the summer for credit (on a program other than Whitman Crossroads faculty-led courses) should submit a Whitman Summer Study Abroad Transfer Credit Application through myOCS for review of summer OCS credit transfer. 
  • Whitman does not have a set list of programs pre-approved for summer study abroad transfer credit.  (See tips below regarding guidelines for transfer credit.)  
  • When looking for a summer program, you may want to begin by considering summer programs offered by our partner program providers such as DIS, CIEE, IES, IFSA, SEA, SIT, or SFS.
  • Search www.iiepassport.org for potential summer OCS programs
  • Whitman does not have a summer term; therefore, there is no Whitman financial aid available for students who wish to enroll in a non-Crossroads summer course. 

Tips About Which Summer Study Abroad Credits Transfer

  • The OCS Committee reviews summer study abroad course descriptions/syllabi to determine if the courses are suitable for credit transfer. 
  • Credits must be documented on an official transcript from an accredited foreign university or a university that is recognized by the ministry of education in the host country. 
  • The program’s official transcript that they send after you complete the program must include the course title, number of credits, and letter grade. 
  • Pass/fail courses are not acceptable for OCS transfer credit. 

Get Advising Assistance

  • Susan Holme, OCS Director, and Barbara Hoffman, OCS Associate Director, are available to help answer your questions.
  • To schedule an advising appointment email: offcampusstudies@whitman.edu .
  • Complete the on-line advising questionnaire in myOCS at least 12 hours prior to your appointment.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Summer (Non-Whitman) Application Process

  • Complete an application for transfer credit to Whitman through the myOCS portal.
  • Submit application at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the summer program.
  • Do not pay any enrollment deposit or summer program fees until you have been notified by Whitman OCS about whether their request for transfer credit has been approved.
  • Be sure to apply directly for admission to the summer program that you wish to attend.  Approval for transfer credit from Whitman does not constitute admission to a particular program.

Tips About Which Summer Study Abroad Credits Transfer

  • The OCS Committee reviews summer study abroad course descriptions/syllabi to determine if the courses are suitable for credit transfer. 
  • Credits must be documented on an official transcript from an accredited foreign university or a university that is recognized by the ministry of education in the host country. 
  • The program’s official transcript that they send after you complete the program must include the course title, number of credits, and letter grade. 
  • Pass/fail courses are not acceptable for OCS transfer credit.