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 22, 2018
    • Fall Term: Monday, February 5, 2018
    • Winter & Spring Break: Monday, April 9, 2018
    • Winter Term: Monday, April 16, 2018
    • Spring Term: Thursday, April 23, 2018
  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.” If the program is not in the directory, email lvanderw for assistance.
  3. Complete all of the required forms and documents (including academic adviser's signature) by the deadline:
    • Winter Term 18 and Winter/Spring 18: September 28, 2017
    • Spring Term 18: January 18, 2018
    • Summer 18, Fall 18, Academic Year 18-19: April 12, 2018
    • Winter Term 19 and Winter/Spring 19: September 27, 2018
    • Spring Term 19: January 17, 2019
  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 18: March 15, 2018 and Spring Semester 19: October 1, 2018
  3. Three to four weeks after the deadline, you will receive an accept/waitlist/regret email from OCS with further instructions.