Know what to do when. The planning timeline will help you avoid last minute headaches and missed deadlines. You may need to check additional deadlines, such as those for applications to Approved Programs, as well.
Attend an Off-Campus Study 101 Session. Learn about the range of options, resources available, University polices concerning off-campus study, and strategies for finding strong programs and a good fit. OCS 101 Info Sessions will be held throughout September on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:15 in Lathrop 101, beginning Thursday, September 5. Check for additional times and places.
Talk to faculty in your intended major. How will off-campus study fit with and enhance your curriculum on campus? What courses might you need to take while you’re away? What do you have to take on campus?
Meet with an OCSIP Adviser. After you’ve taken “OCS 101,” call 315-228-7216 for an individual advising appointment that will help you develop a short list of possibilities and refine your plans.
Research your short list. Admission requirements, semester dates, and housing options vary. Be sure you understand your Colgate Study Group or Approved Program’s requirements and structure. The OCS resource library and advisers are great sources of information. Don’t forget the Colgate Study Group Fair on Tuesday, October 8 from 6-7 in the Hall of Presidents, as well as additional Study Group and Approved Program Info Sessions announced here and in the Maroon News!