Petitioning to study abroad
In order to ensure that students keep on track with academic requirements and are fully prepared to take advantage of the academic experience abroad, Hamilton requires that students meet certain requirements to study abroad. These eligibility requirements must be completed in order for students to declare a leave of absence, receive study abroad program approval, and transfer credits.
Students who do not meet one or more of the eligibility requirements for studying abroad must petition the Committee on Academic Standing. Students must also petition if they seek to participate in a program that is not on the pre-approved list of programs.
Well prepared and well-written petitions with a strong academic justification have a high approval rate by the Committee. The Off-Campus Study Office works closely with students to guide and assist them through the process as they prepare their petition materials.