Application and Approval Processes for OCS

Applications for Carleton Programs

  1. Click on the “Apply Now” link from the program website to open an application.
  2. Complete all required forms and documents (including recommendations) by the application deadline.
    • Summer: Monday, January 27, 2020
    • Fall Term: Monday, February 10, 2020
    • Winter & Spring Break: Monday, April 6, 2020
    • Winter Term: Monday, April 20, 2020
    • Spring Term: Thursday, April 27, 2020
  3. Upon invitation, sign up for an interview with the faculty director.
  4. Three to four weeks after the deadline, you will receive an accept/waitlist/regret email from OCS with further instructions.

Approval of non-Carleton Programs

  1. Choose the program you wish to apply for. For help selecting a program, consult the advising resources on the OCS website and talk to an OCS adviser.
  2. Select the program in the student portal and click, “apply now” to apply for Carleton approval at the same time you apply for program admission. If the program is not in the directory, email jmcmurray for assistance. You must open an application for Carleton approval before OCS can complete any home school nomination or recommendation forms for you.
  3. Complete all of the required forms and documents (including academic adviser's signature) by the deadline:
    • All Year 2020-21 and Fall Term 20: April 16, 2020
    • Winter Term 21 and Winter/Spring 21: October 1, 2020
    • Spring Term 21: January 21, 2021
  4. OCS may contact you for additional information, otherwise, you can expect to receive an approve/not approve email two to three weeks after your application is submitted with further instructions.

Remember that you must also apply directly to the program, following its procedures and deadline.

Applications for Carleton Global Engagement Programs

  1. Click on the “Apply Now” link from the program website to open an application.
  2. Complete all required forms and documents (including recommendations) by the application deadline -- Fall Semester 20: March 15, 2020
  3. Three to four weeks after the deadline, you will receive an accept/waitlist/regret email from OCS with further instructions.