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Study Abroad Application  Process

Application Review

After reviewing applications the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC) will evaluate your application materials and assign you a status.  You will receive notification of your application status on the decision date listed on the program brochure page for the program in which you are applying.  If you have been conditionally accepted or approved, the program manager will contact you to let you know what elements or additional materials are necessary to offer full acceptance or approval.  Once you receive the decision e-mail, log into your application homepage to commit to the program and complete the additional elements.

Semester and Summer Programs

If you are participating in an Affiliate, Exchange, or Center program, your acceptance letter and a program-specific checklist will be posted to your application homepage as soon as possible.  Use the checklist to ensure that you submit all of the required elements for your program and contact your program advisor if you have any questions.  Schedule appointments with your Academic Advisor and the Associate Registrar to discuss the courses you intend to take abroad.  View more information about the Course Registration process.

Winter Term Programs and Summer Faculty-Led Programs

If you are participating in a Winter Term or Summer Faculty-Led program, in addition to information you receive via the system, your faculty member may contact you via e-mail or Blackboard/Moodle with course information or requirements.  If you have any questions, contact the program's faculty member(s).  Winter Term program participants will be required to take the Fall Pre-departure course for their Winter Term program.  Summer Faculty-Led program participants will be required to attend orientation meetings prior to the summer course.

Application Status Definitions

Affiliate & Exchange Semester and Summer Programs - Approved

Your affiliate/exchange application has been initially approved by the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center.  Elon’s official approval is granted after the completion of mandatory orientations and the completion of post-decision requirements.  Your final acceptance will come from the affiliate or exchange program. 

Elon Center Semester Programs - Accepted

You have been initially accepted by the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center.  Elon’s final acceptance is granted after the completion of mandatory orientations and the completion of post-decision requirements.

Elon Winter Term Programs - Accepted

You have been accepted by the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center. 

Affiliate & Exchange Semester and Summer Programs - Conditionally Approved

Your affiliate/exchange application has been conditionally approved by the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center.  The conditional approval is based on missing application materials or a question about whether your application satisfies the eligibility requirements for the program.  Contact the advisor for the program with any questions on your conditional approval.  Your application status will be updated once all conditions are suitably met.

Elon Center Semester Programs - Conditionally Accepted

Your Centre program application has been conditionally accepted by the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center.  The conditional acceptance is based on missing application materials or a question about your application meeting the eligibility requirements for the program.  Contact the advisor for the program with any questions on your conditional acceptance.  Your application status will be updated once all conditions are suitably met.

Elon Center Semester Programs - Waitlisted

We received more applications from qualified applicants than we have spaces available on the program.  You will be notified by email if a space becomes available for this program.  You may elect to remain on the waitlist, but we recommend that you also consider one of the many programs still available.   If you want to remain on the waitlist and remain eligible for participation for the program, you must attend the orientations for the program.  Visit the orientation schedule webpage to see the orientation dates, times, and locations.  If you choose to remain on the waitlist and a space does not become available, your deposit will be automatically refunded by the end of the semester before the program begins.

Elon Winter Term Programs - Waitlisted

We received more applications from qualified applicants than we have spaces available on the program.  You will be notified by email if a space becomes available for this program.  You may elect to remain on the waitlist, but we recommend that you also consider one of the many programs still available.  If you choose to remain on the waitlist and a space does not become available, your deposit will be automatically refunded by the end of the fall semester.

If you have additional quesitons about your application status, contact the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center.