General Advising Tips:

  • Students who wish to study outside the United States for academic credit must apply for transfer credit approval through Off-Campus Studies, Mem 205.
  • Students who wish to study abroad during the fall semester, spring semester or academic year must have junior standing (58 credits) prior to studying abroad. Whitman need-based aid and merit scholarships can be applied to the fees of Whitman OCS partner programs. (See OCS homepage for program list.).
  • Students who wish to study abroad in the summer term may do so after their first, second or third year at Whitman. Because Whitman does not have a summer term, there is no regular Whitman need-based aid or merit scholarships for summer study abroad.
  • OCS Advising by Major pages have valuable information for pre-major advisers and students. These pages are valuable for all majors, but especially for science, math, music, history, psychology, economics, and English majors.
  • When students are sophomores and are leaning toward a specific major, pre-major advisers should encourage those students to get major-specific advising.
  • Students who wish to study abroad should have completed at least two courses in their major before applying for study abroad to demonstrate progress in the major. In practice this means that students who wish to study abroad in the fall of their junior year should have completed at least two courses in their major by the end of their third semester at Whitman.
  • Students should take language courses early on if interested in studying abroad in a target language. The first semester of beginning and intermediate level language courses are usually only offered in the fall semester.
  • Advisers with specific questions about transferability of study abroad courses should contact Off-Campus Studies.

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