Application Timeline

Term: Winter Summer
Early Application Deadline Winter 2017/18: September 15, 2017 Summer 2017: February 10, 2017
Final Application Deadline Winter 2017/18: September 29, 2017 Summer 2017: February 24, 2017
Applications and courses approved Mid October Early March
Final notifications sent out End of October Mid March
Orientations Late November Varies by program

Initial Application

Participants from CCSA Institutions

All participants on CCSA programs must complete a simple initial application on the CCSA website. This short and guided process should take about 20 minutes to complete. Please see the CCSA admissions requirements. Requirements:

  • Register for a program
  • Choose a course
  • Pay the application fee

Participants from non-CCSA Institutions

In addition to the items required for participants from CCSA institutions you will need to provide the following with your application:

  • Academic Approval Form - signed by either the study abroad office or your academic advisor at your institution
  • Faculty Recommendation - Brief recommendation addressing your ability to commit to and complete a short study abroad program
  • Official Transcript

Full directions are included within the application.

Campus approval process

Approval takes approximately two weeks for most institutions.

Participants from CCSA Institutions

Please ensure you have started a study abroad application with your home campus study abroad office. If your application is approved by your home campus you will be automatically notified via email.

Participants from non-CCSA Institutions

Once your materials have been received by the CCSA Central Office the Executive Director will review.

Course Confirmation

Usually occurs within one to two weeks after the application deadline

Approved (Course Confirmed)

You are approved and the course is a go. Congratulations! Your application will now indicate Applicant Approved (Course Confirmed) at the top when logged in. Time to start getting prepared for your trip.

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Waitlist

You are waitlisted by order of application fee paid. Don't be discouraged! Most of our applicants who end up on a waitlist end up obtaining a spot in a course. You are welcome to:

  1. Switch to a course that does not have a waitlist.
  2. Stay on the waitlist for your course. Spots often become available as participants drop or neglect to pay program fees.

Orientation

All Participants

All CCSA participants must attend a mandatory CCSA orientation either in-person or online. Times and dates are released by CCSA office.

Participants from CCSA member schools may also need to attend their home-campus study abroad orientation as assigned by their home-campus education abroad office. Please see the list of CCSA member institutions for contact details.