Submitting a Strong Application

Interested in learning more about Off-Campus Study? Not sure where to start?

Stop by an Off-Campus Study 101 Session! During the semester, CIIS Peer Advisors offer sessions each Friday from 2:00PM - 3:00PM in Carnegie 105. These sessions cover key information about eligibility requirements, resources for learning more about programs, and advice for writing a strong application. Students are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions prior to applying.

Can't attend this session? Contact CIIS ( to set up an individual meeting with a Peer Advisor to cover this content. 

In advance of submitting an Off-Campus Study program application:

  • Discuss your plans to study off-campus and your academic plan with your academic advisor and/or the Department Chair of your major department.
  • Familiarize yourself with all Off-Campus Study Policies and Procedures.
  • Research program options and  attend general and program-specific information sessions.
  • Meet with a CIIS Peer Advisor and a member of the CIIS staff.
  • Ensure you meet all eligibility requirements including course pre-requisites and minimum GPA requirement where applicable. 
  • Inquire about visa processes (and understand that you must submit travel documents such as passports to visa authorities for several weeks for processing). St. Lawrence University is not responsible for disruptions to travel plans due to delays in visa processes.
  • Start an application on Studio Abroad CIIS Website linked in each program page.