Eligibility Requirements

Students must complete all of the following requirements to be eligible to study abroad. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact a study abroad advisor.

Special note for transfer students and for students applying to non-University of Rochester programs:
All University of Rochester students must meet The College’s Enrollment Policy.  Be aware that non-University of Rochester study abroad programs do not apply toward the Enrollment Policy.  Students who have transferred to the University need to be sure that they will be able to meet the Enrollment Policy.  All students considering non-Rochester semester study abroad programs should discuss this with an Education Abroad Advisor.

1. Complete at least one academic year at Rochester.

Most students study abroad either the last semester of their junior year or the first semester of their senior year; a number of programs are also open to sophomores. Study abroad is not permitted in the final semester of your senior year.

2. Be in good standing.

Students who have a grade point average of 2.75 or better are eligible to apply for Rochester-sponsored programs. Students who are on academic probation, disciplinary probation, or have disciplinary action pending against them are normally not eligible to study abroad.

There should be no missing or incomplete grades from previous semesters. Poor academic performance in the semester prior to study abroad may jeopardize your eligibility.

3. Declare your major.

You should officially declare a major prior to studying abroad and be making satisfactory progress toward completing your degree.