An Elon application is required for every Elon global engagement program. Some programs may also require an additional application in order to be considered for the program. All online applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the advertised deadline date.

Summer and fall Study USA programs accepting rolling applications until Feb. 11.

Summer and fall Study Abroad programs accepting early action applications until Nov. 19.

See below for details and exceptions.

2020-21 Deadlines

Summer 2020 programs

Study USA

Rolling: Sept. 12 to Mar. 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Applications reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Study Abroad

Early Action: Oct. 8 to Nov. 14 at 11:59 p.m.

Applications reviewed by Dec. 3.

Revision Period begins Dec. 3. 

Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status “revise and resubmit” or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application, submit a change form in Global Commons 360 to switch into an open program, or defer their application to the spring term.

Rolling: Dec. 6 to Feb. 13 at 11:59 p.m.

Applications reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Exceptions:

Early Action Period: Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by early December and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by mid-February to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.


GEC Access Scholarship

All applications for a GEC Access Scholarship are now part of the pre-decision application for all outgoing Study Abroad and Study USA programs as well as Independent Program (IP) applications. Non-Elon Petitions are not eligible for the GEC Access Scholarship.

  • Students must apply by Feb. 13 to guarantee consideration for the GEC Access Scholarship even if the program deadline is after this date.
  • Students that apply during the Early Action Period will be notified by January.
  • Students that apply during the Rolling Period will be notified in April.
  • If students are not notified of GEC Access Scholarship support before the deposit refund deadline, they will be offered a deposit refund deadline extension at the time of scholarship notification.

Cancellation

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Global Education Center. 

  • For study abroad programs, the $400 deposit paid upon application is refundable until the first day of registration the semester preceding program. Students that cancel on or after this date are liable for any costs incurred on their behalf by Elon or the affiliate or host university, which may include up to the total program cost.
  • For Study USA programs, the $400 deposit paid upon application is refundable until March 12. Housing payment is nonrefundable beginning April 9. Full program cost is nonrefundable beginning May 1.
  • Exceptions:
    • For students approved for API or Global Experiences summer internship programs: the $400 deposit becomes non-refundable Mar. 12.
    • For students approved for DIS programs (Copenhagen or Stockholm): the $500 DIS deposit becomes non-refundable the day they enroll for courses for their DIS program.
    • For students approved for Italy, Florence: Summer Liberal Arts, Music, & Performing Arts (AEF): the last day to cancel your participation in this program without incurring liability for the costs of the program is Apr. 15. Cancellations must be made both to the Global Education Center and directly to AEF (info@aefirenze.it).
  • If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will be credited to your student account.
  • No request for refund will be considered after the commencement of the program.

Fall 2020 semester programs

Study USA

Rolling: Sept. 12 to Mar. 12. After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the deadline.

Applications reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Study Abroad

Early Action: Oct. 8 to Nov. 14 After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the Early Action deadline. Otherwise, their application will be available to submit beginning in the Rolling Period. Applications submitted Early Action are reviewed for eligibility and merit, rather than time of submission.

Applications submitted Early Action will be reviewed by Dec. 3.

Revision Period begins Dec. 3.

Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status “revise and resubmit” or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application, submit a change form in Global Commons 360 to switch into an open program, or defer their application to the spring term.

Rolling Period: Dec. 6 to Feb. 14 at 11:59 p.m. After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the final deadline.

All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Applications reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Exceptions:

Early Action Period: Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by early December and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by mid-February to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.


GEC Access Scholarship

All applications for a GEC Access Scholarship are now part of the pre-decision application for all outgoing Study Abroad and Study USA programs as well as Independent Program (IP) applications. Non-Elon Petitions are not eligible for the GEC Access Scholarship.

  • Students must apply by Feb. 13 to guarantee consideration for the GEC Access Scholarship even if the program deadline is after this date.
  • Students that apply during the Early Action Period will be notified by January.
  • Students that apply during the Rolling Period will be notified in April.
  • If students are not notified of GEC Access Scholarship support before the deposit refund deadline, they will be offered a deposit refund deadline extension at the time of scholarship notification.

Cancellation

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Global Education Center. 

  • The deposit refund deadline for fall 2020 programs has been EXTENDED to June 1. Students that cancel by June 1 and paid the $400 deposit will have it credited to their student account. Students that cancel after this date are liable for any costs incurred on their behalf by Elon or the affiliate or host university, which may include up to the total program cost.
  • EXCEPTIONS:
    • Elon in NYC fall: program housing expense is non-refundable beginning June 1, and full program cost is non-refundable beginning Aug. 1.
  • If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will be credited to your student account.
  • No request for refund will be considered after the commencement of the program.

Fall 2020 travel-embedded courses

While the course COR 331 Peru: Wilderness and Adventure Therapy will still be taught in fall 2020, the associated travel is cancelled. Please contact Janelle Papay Decato at jpapay@elon.edu with questions.

Winter Term 2021 programs

Winter Term 2021 study abroad and Study USA programs are canceled. Please see the Short-Term Programs page for information about select programs shifting to a one-time May Term instead.

Spring 2021 semester programs

Study USA

Rolling: Apr. 7 to Sept. 10. After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the deadline.

Applications reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Study Abroad

Early Action: Apr. 7 to May 7. After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the Early Action deadline. Otherwise, their application will be available to submit beginning in the Rolling Period. Applications submitted Early Action are reviewed for eligibility and merit, rather than time of submission.

Applications submitted Early Action will be reviewed by May 26.

Rolling: May 26 to Sept. 10. After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the final deadline.

All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Exceptions:

Early Action Period: Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by mid-September to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.


GEC Access Scholarship

All applications for a GEC Access Scholarship are now part of the pre-decision application for all outgoing Study Abroad and Study USA programs as well as Independent Program (IP) applications. Non-Elon Petitions are not eligible for the GEC Access Scholarship.

Students must apply by Sept. 10 to guarantee consideration for the GEC Access Scholarship even if the program deadline is after this date.

  • All students that apply during the Early Action Period will be notified in early summer.
  • All students that apply during the Rolling Period will be notified in October.
  • If students are not notified of GEC Access Scholarship support before the deposit refund deadline, they will be offered a deposit refund deadline extension at the time of scholarship notification.

Cancellation

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Global Education Center.

  • The $400 deposit paid upon application is refundable until the first day of registration the semester preceding program. Students that cancel on or after this date are liable for any costs incurred on their behalf by Elon or the affiliate or host university, which may include up to the total program cost.
  • NOTE:
    • Elon in NYC spring: program housing expense is non-refundable beginning Nov. 15, and full program cost is non-refundable beginning Dec. 15.
    • DIS programs (Copenhagen or Stockholm): the $500 DIS deposit becomes non-refundable the day you enroll for courses for your DIS program.
  • If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will be credited to your student account.
  • No request for refund will be considered after the commencement of the program.

May Term 2021

  • October 20, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time: Interest Surveys are due
    • Interest surveys are due from students who were previously accepted/waitlisted into Winter Term 2021 programs now being offered in May Term 2021.
  • October 23, 8 a.m.  – Oct. 27, 8 a.m. Eastern Time: Change period. Students that applied for Winter Term 2021 can change into an open program by completing a Change Form online on our website.
  • October 17, 9 a.m. Eastern Time: Rolling period begins. All programs with open spots will reopen for application. New applications will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis.
  • February 5, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time: Final application. Students accepted to programs that cancel after this date will be responsible for $400.

Rolling Period: During the Rolling Period, applications are reviewed and processed as received on a space-available basis.

GEC Access Scholarship

All applications for a GEC Access Scholarship are now part of the pre-decision application for all outgoing Study Abroad and Study USA programs as well as Independent Program (IP) applications. Non-Elon Petitions are not eligible for the GEC Access Scholarship.

  • All students that apply by the Rolling Period Deadline will be notified TBD.
  • If students are not notified of GEC Access Scholarship support before  refund deadline, they will be offered a refund deadline extension at the time of scholarship notification.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelling your participation in a program can be done ONLY by completing a cancellation form and submitting it to the Global Education Center. Students submitting a cancellation form for Global Short-term Programs are subject to the following payment schedule:

  • February 5: Application and Withdraw deadline. Students that withdraw after this date will be responsible for $400.
  • February 6-10: Students that cancel within these dates are responsible for $400.
  • February 11-22: Students that cancel within these dates are responsible for 25 percent of the program cost.
  • February 23 – March 1: Students that cancel within these dates are responsible for 50 percent of the program cost.
  • March 1: Full payment deadline. 
  • March 2: Students that cancel after this date are responsible for the full program cost.

Note: You are responsible for the costs noted above if you cancel regardless of whether you have paid the program fees at the time of cancellation.

Refunds – If you have paid any amount of the program fee and are cancelling your participation prior to a refund deadline, the amount will remain as a credit on your account to be applied towards the following semester’s billing.  If you have any questions about your deposit, you may contact the Bursar’s office at bursar@elon.edu or 336-278-5300.

 

2021-22 Deadlines

Summer 2021 programs

Study USA

Rolling: Sept. 15 to Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m.

Applications reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Study Abroad

Early Action: Oct. 6 to Nov. 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Applications reviewed by Dec. 8.

What is the Early Action Period? Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. For competitive programs, it’s in your best interest to apply Early Action as the program might not reopen for Rolling. Either way, deposits are non-binding until the deposit refund deadline — information below in “Cancelation.”

Revision Period begins Dec. 8. 

Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status “revise and resubmit” or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application, submit a change form in Global Commons 360 to switch into an open program, or defer their application to the spring term.

Rolling: Dec. 10 to Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m.

Applications reviewed within two weeks of submission.

What is the Rolling Period? Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Deposits are non-binding until the deposit refund deadline — information below in “Cancelation.”

Exceptions:

Elon Global Scholarship

All applications for a Elon Global Scholarship are part of the pre-decision application for all outgoing Study Abroad and Study USA programs as well as Independent Program (IP) applications. Non-Elon Petitions are not eligible for Elon Global Scholarship consideration.

  • Students must apply by Feb. 11 to guarantee consideration for the Elon Global Scholarship even if the program deadline is after this date.
  • Students that apply during the Early Action Period will be notified by January.
  • Students that apply during the Rolling Period will be notified in April.
  • If students are not notified of their Elon Global Scholarship application before the deposit refund deadline, they will be offered a deposit refund deadline extension at the time of scholarship notification.

Cancellation

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Global Education Center. 

  • For study abroad programs, the $400 deposit paid upon application is refundable until the first day of registration the semester preceding program. Students that cancel on or after this date are liable for any costs incurred on their behalf by Elon or the affiliate or host university, which may include up to the total program cost.
  • For Study USA programs, the $400 deposit paid upon application is refundable until March 12. Housing payment is nonrefundable beginning April 9. Full program cost is nonrefundable beginning May 1.
  • Exceptions:
    • For students approved for API summer internship programs: the $400 deposit becomes non-refundable Mar. 12.
    • For students approved for Global Experiences (GE) summer internship programs: the $500 GE deposit becomes non-refundable the day the student accepts the GE offer of two career fields and enters the process for a guaranteed internship.
    • For students approved for DIS programs (Copenhagen or Stockholm): the $500 DIS deposit becomes non-refundable the day they enroll for courses for their DIS program.
    • For students approved for Italy, Florence: Summer Liberal Arts (AEF): the last day to cancel your participation in this program without incurring liability for the costs of the program is Apr. 15. Cancellations must be made both to the Global Education Center and directly to AEF (info@aefirenze.it).
  • If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will be credited to your student account.
  • No request for refund will be considered after the commencement of the program.

Fall 2021 semester programs

Study USA

Rolling: Sept. 15 to Feb. 11. After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the deadline.

Applications reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Study Abroad

Early Action: Oct. 6 to Nov. 19 After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the Early Action deadline. Otherwise, their application will be available to submit beginning in the Rolling Period. Applications submitted Early Action are reviewed for eligibility and merit, rather than time of submission.

Applications submitted Early Action will be reviewed by Dec. 8.

What is the Early Action Period? Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. For competitive programs, it’s in your best interest to apply Early Action as the program might not reopen for Rolling. Either way, deposits are non-binding until the deposit refund deadline — information below in “Cancelation.”

Revision Period begins Dec. 8.

Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status “revise and resubmit” or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application, submit a change form in Global Commons 360 to switch into an open program, or defer their application to the spring term.

Rolling Period: Dec. 10 to Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the final deadline. All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.

What is the Rolling Period? Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Deposits are non-binding until the deposit refund deadline — information below in “Cancelation.”

Exceptions:

Elon Global Scholarship

All applications for a Elon Global Scholarship are part of the pre-decision application for all outgoing Study Abroad and Study USA programs as well as Independent Program (IP) applications. Non-Elon Petitions are not eligible for Elon Global Scholarship consideration.

  • Students must apply by Feb. 11 to guarantee consideration for the Elon Global Scholarship even if the program deadline is after this date.
  • Students that apply during the Early Action Period will be notified by January.
  • Students that apply during the Rolling Period will be notified in April.
  • If students are not notified of their Elon Global Scholarship application status before the deposit refund deadline, they will be offered a deposit refund deadline extension at the time of scholarship notification.

Cancellation

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Global Education Center. 

  • For study abroad programs, the $400 deposit paid upon application is refundable until the first day of registration the semester preceding program. Students that cancel on or after this date are liable for any costs incurred on their behalf by Elon or the affiliate or host university, which may include up to the total program cost.
  • EXCEPTIONS:
    • Elon in NYC fall: program housing expense is non-refundable beginning June 1, and full program cost is non-refundable beginning Aug. 1.
  • If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will be credited to your student account.
  • No request for refund will be considered after the commencement of the program.

Fall 2021 travel-embedded courses

TBD

Winter Term 2022 programs

TBD

Spring 2022 semester programs

Study USA

Rolling: Apr. 6 to Sept. 9. After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the deadline.

Applications reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Study Abroad

Early Action: Apr. 6 to May 6. After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the Early Action deadline. Otherwise, their application will be available to submit beginning in the Rolling Period. Applications submitted Early Action are reviewed for eligibility and merit, rather than time of submission.

Applications submitted Early Action will be reviewed by May 25.

Rolling: May 25 to Sept. 9. After 11:59 PM Eastern Time, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time to meet the final deadline.

All applications completed in the Rolling Period will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.

Exceptions:

Early Action Period: Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action.

Rolling Period: Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available.


Elon Global Scholarship

All applications for a Elon Global Scholarship are now part of the pre-decision application for all outgoing Study Abroad and Study USA programs as well as Independent Program (IP) applications. Non-Elon Petitions are not eligible for Elon Global Scholarship consideration.

Students must apply by Sept. 9 to guarantee consideration for the Elon Global Scholarship even if the program deadline is after this date.

  • All students that apply during the Early Action Period will be notified in early summer.
  • All students that apply during the Rolling Period will be notified in October.
  • If students are not notified of their Elon Global Scholarship application status before the deposit refund deadline, they will be offered a deposit refund deadline extension at the time of scholarship notification.

Cancellation

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Global Education Center.

  • The $400 deposit paid upon application is refundable until the first day of registration the semester preceding program. Students that cancel on or after this date are liable for any costs incurred on their behalf by Elon or the affiliate or host university, which may include up to the total program cost.
  • NOTE:
    • Elon in NYC spring: program housing expense is non-refundable beginning Nov. 15, and full program cost is non-refundable beginning Dec. 15.
    • DIS programs (Copenhagen or Stockholm): the $500 DIS deposit becomes non-refundable the day you enroll for courses for your DIS program.
  • If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will be credited to your student account.
  • No request for refund will be considered after the commencement of the program.