International Center Required Intro Class
INTRO TO OFF-CAMPUS STUDY
Please attend one of the Informational Meetings to learn all of the details about Off-Campus Study. If you miss all of the meetings, the committee requires that you attend one Introduction to Off-Campus Study Class during which you will gain a clear understanding of the application processes and begin to consider which off-campus study program best meets your needs.
To be scheduled as needed.
Here is additional information and part of the text of the Intro class, provided for reference.
Important points to know re: Off-Campus Study:
It is supremely important to make sure when you are signing up for classes overseas that each class will yield INDIVIDUALLY at least three (3) semester hours of credit on your transcript from the study abroad organization. Wabash College awards ONE WABASH COURSE CREDIT for each class listed on your transcript that is 3, 4, or 5 semester hours. Anything less will only yield 1/2 of one course credit toward your degree. When in doubt ask the local academic advising personnel.
Your GPA cannot fall below the 2.7 cumulative GPA requirement at any time before OCS.
You will apply to your actual program after you have been approved by the OCS Committee.
College policy allows you to earn a maximum of five (5) Wabash course credits, minimum of four (4) per semester on the above approved off-campus study program.
Be aware that pre-professional courses (e.g. business, law, and medicine) do not generally count for Wabash credit. If you take any course of this nature, you may jeopardize all transfer of credit.
There is no such thing as pass/fail credit for Wabash students; credit is awarded only for courses in which you receive a C- or better grade, or grade equivalent.
You must complete the course approval form with individual courses approved by the Registrar’s Office (Miriam Foster or Julie Olsen), and courses in your major(s) or Minor(s) approved by the appropriate department chair, or risk not receiving credit.
It is your responsibility to communicate with Amy Weir while registering on-site at your OCS program location regarding any changes of courses not pre-approved. If you do not fulfill this requirement, you risk no credit for courses taken off-campus.
You must request from your program that a final transcript be sent to the Registrar, Wabash College. PO Box 352, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-0352.
Following instructions provided by Amy Weir, and bring the appropriate page to her for signature approval from Wabash and for mailing from the OCS Office.
After committee approval and while applying to your program sponsor, you will complete two other forms for Wabash College. They must be signed by you and your parents – no faxes.
- Financial Aid Participation Agreement,
- Waiver of Liability Form.
All forms are available on-line in PDF format or in the International Center, 512 W. Wabash Ave.. Parents may download, print, sign and mail to the student for signature.