Gettysburg OCS Application- March 1 for fall semester and Oct 1 for spring semester
Program Provider Application - varies by program; please check the program's website (some application deadlines will be before the Gettysburg application deadline)
The stronger student you are, the greater variety of programs you will have to choose from. In order to apply for off campus studies all students:
In order to stay eligible for study abroad:
Permission to study off campus will be rescinded for any student who does not meet these criteria.
If you are interested in short-term programs, please click here.
In order to keep the off campus studies academic experience as seamless as possible, students take a "full load" of courses on any off campus program, which will then transfer back to Gettysburg as 4 course units (which is our on-campus "full load" equivalent).
Students participating in Affiliated Programs will receive credits AND grades for the courses they take. All grades will show on your Gettysburg transcript (A-F) and they will be factored into your Gettysburg GPA.
All courses taken on Non-Affiliated Programs (or any other programs) are transferred to Gettysburg as credit ONLY, assuming you receive a C- or better. If you receive a grade lower than a C-, you will not receive credit for the course. Grades on Non-affiliated Programs are important, however, particularly for those students whose GPA at Gettysburg makes them eligible for graduation honors. In these cases, grades from Non-affiliated Programs will be factored into your overall record in order to assure you maintain your honors eligibility. Additionally, graduate schools will also request copies of transcripts from all of the institutions that have issued you a transcript.
Off Campus Studies and the Gettysburg Curriculum
Many students satisfy curricular goals off campus. For more information on these policies and procedures associated with this process visit: Gettysburg Curriculum
Gettysburg College encourages students to explore all parts of our world. At any given time, countries may be placed under a US Department of State Travel Warning due to specific risks associated with travel to that country. If a student wishes to apply to study in a country under a Travel Warning, Gettysburg College requires the student and family to sign a secondary waiver acknowledging and accepting these additional risks prior to departure. If a student is studying in a country when a Travel Warning is issued, the student will need to sign a secondary waiver on site and return it to Gettysburg College or the student will need to make arrangements to return home immediately. A current list of countries under a USDOS Travel Warning is available here: