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.

Winter Term 2022 global programs payment deadline EXTENDED to Oct. 8.

Summer and fall 2022 Study USA programs now accepting applications. Rolling deadline: Feb. 15.

Summer, fall, and academic year 2022 Study Abroad programs now accepting applications. Early Action deadline: Nov. 18.

See below for further details and exceptions.

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 Elon in DC and Elon in NYC, the $400 deposit paid upon application is refundable until Mar. 12. Housing payment is nonrefundable beginning April 9. Full program cost is nonrefundable beginning May 1.
  • For Elon in LA:
    • Mar. 30: No-risk withdrawal deadline. Students that withdraw on or before this date will have their $400 deposit, if paid, credited back to their student account. 
    • Mar. 31-Apr. 30: Students that withdraw on or within these dates will be billed the program housing fee ($4,500). The $400 deposit, if paid, will automatically be applied toward that bill. 
    • May 1: Students that withdraw on or after this date will be billed the full program cost. The $400 deposit, if paid, will automatically be applied toward that bill. 
  • For study abroad programs, the $400 deposit paid upon application is refundable until the first day of registration (Apr. 16). 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:
    • 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 School for Field Studies (SFS) programs: the $250 SFS deposit becomes non-refundable once SFS notifies the student of their acceptance.
    • 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 and academic year 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 June 3, 2021. 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

  • Apr. 1: Programs announced.
  • Apr. 9, 2-4 p.m. EDT: Global Short-Term Programs Fair, hosted on Zoom (elon.edu/GSTPFair). Attend the Fair to speak with program leaders and alumni to match with the right program.
  • Apr. 14: Early Action period begins.
  • May 6, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Early Action Period deadline. All applications received during the Early Action Period are reviewed for eligibility and merit rather than time of submission.
  • May 19: Status notification. Students that applied during the Early Action period will be notified whether they’re accepted, wait listed, or asked to revise and resubmit their application.
  • May 19-26: Change period. Students that applied by the Early Action deadline can change into an open program by completing a Change Request Form.
  • May 27: Rolling period begins. All programs with open spots will reopen for application. New applications will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis.
  • June 15: Final deadline. After 11:59 p.m. EDT, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 p.m. EDT to meet the final deadline.

Early Action Period: All applications received during the Early Action Period will be reviewed with the goal of 100 percent access to global engagement. As such, we look primarily at previous Winter Term Study Abroad or Study USA (global engagement) program experience and class standing for acceptance into a program.

You have the best chance of getting into your top choice by applying during the Early Action Period.

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


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 the final deadline to guarantee consideration for the Elon Global Scholarship.
  • Students that apply during the Early Action Period will be notified in June.
  • Students that apply during the Rolling Period will be notified in September.
  • 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.

Cancelation Policy

Canceling your participation in a program can be done ONLY by completing a cancelation form.

  • June 15: Last day to withdraw and avoid financial penalty.
  • June 16-Aug. 10: Students that withdraw on or within these dates owe the $400 nonrefundable initial payment, even if they have not yet paid their bill.
  • Aug. 11-25: Students that withdraw on or within these dates owe 50 percent of the program cost, even if they have not yet paid their bill.
  • Aug. 26: Students that withdraw on or after this date owe the full program cost, even if they have not yet paid their bill.

The GEC cannot reimburse personal purchases (i.e. expenses not included in the billable program fee), such as connecting flights.

If a program is canceled after the start date, no refund will be provided, nor if the University moves to recall students from abroad after the program has begun.

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

Winter Term 2022 programs

Payment Timeline
  • Early September: The Winter Term program fee posts to the student account.
  • EXTENDED: Oct. 8, 2021: Full Winter Term program fee payment due.

Student Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawing your participation in a program can be done ONLY by completing a cancelation form. Students submitting a cancelation form for Global Short-term Programs are subject to the following payment schedule:

  • Sept. 1: Last day to withdraw without financial penalty.
  • Sept. 2-30: Students that withdraw on or within these dates will be billed 25 percent of the program cost, even if they have not yet paid their bill.
  • Oct. 1-18: Students that withdraw on or within these dates will be billed 50 percent of the program cost, even if they have not yet paid their bill.
  • Oct. 19: Students that withdraw on or after this date are billed 100 percent of the program cost, even if they have not yet paid their bill.

Cancelation Policy

When Elon is forced to cancel a program, generally any recoverable costs are returned to students. Given the unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Elon’s commitment to global engagement, the University will make an exception for Winter 2022 programs. If Elon must cancel a program between now and the date of departure due to Covid-19 restrictions, e.g. closed borders or prolonged mandatory quarantines, students can expect to receive a credit towards a future Elon global engagement program. Students graduating in May 2022 will be given an option to participate in an Elon summer study away program or to receive a refund of their program fee, after the program is officially canceled by Elon. In the event that a program is cancelled, the GEC will reach out to participants with guidance regarding next steps and options available. The GEC cannot reimburse personal purchases, i.e. expenses not included in the billable program fee. Students who withdraw prior to a program being cancelled will receive a refund, if eligible, according to the Student Withdrawal Policy (detailed in the section above).


Application Dates and Deadlines
  • Apr. 1: Programs announced.
  • Apr. 9, 2-4 p.m. EDT: Global Short-Term Programs Fair, hosted on Zoom (elon.edu/GSTPFair). Attend the Fair to speak with program leaders and alumni to match with the right program.
  • Apr. 14: Early Action period begins.
  • May 6, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Early Action Period deadline. All applications received during the Early Action Period are reviewed for eligibility and merit rather than time of submission.
  • May 19: Status notification. Students that applied during the Early Action period will be notified whether they’re accepted, wait listed, or asked to revise and resubmit their application.
  • May 19-26: Change period. Students that applied by the Early Action deadline can change into an open program by completing a Change Request Form.
  • May 27: Rolling period begins. All programs with open spots will reopen for application. New applications will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis.
  • Aug. 31: Final deadline for new applications, and for accepted students to switch programs. After 11:59 p.m. EDT, applications lock. Applicants must click “submit” in their application by 11:59 p.m. EDT to meet the final deadline.
  • Sept. 1: Final deadline for wait listed students to switch into an open program. Wait listed students that do not switch into an open program by this deadline will be withdrawn.

First-year students and transfer students are eligible to apply online for short-term programs as soon as they have been assigned an Elon University ID and email address, which is approximately June 1. Contact global@elon.edu with any questions.

Early Action Period: All applications received during the Early Action Period will be reviewed with the goal of 100 percent access to global engagement. As such, we look primarily at previous Winter Term Study Abroad or Study USA (global engagement) program experience and class standing for acceptance into a program.

You have the best chance of getting into your top choice by applying during the Early Action Period.

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


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 Aug. 31 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 in June.
  • Students that apply during the Rolling Period will be notified in September.
  • 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.

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 (Nov. 5). 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 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.
    • School for Field Studies (SFS) programs: the $500 SFS deposit becomes non-refundable once SFS notifies the student of their acceptance.
  • 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.

2022-23 Deadlines

Summer 2022 programs

Study USA

Rolling: Sept. 15 to Feb. 15. 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. 5 to Nov. 18. 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. 14.

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. 

Revision Period begins Dec. 14. 

Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status “revise and resubmit” or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application or switch into an open program.

Rolling: Dec. 16 to Feb. 15. 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.

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.

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. 15 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 refund deadline extension at the time of scholarship notification.

Cancellation

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

Students withdrawing from a Study USA summer program are subject to the following payment schedule:

  • March 1: Housing payment becomes non-refundable for Elon in LA. Students that withdraw after this date will be billed the program housing cost.
  • March 15: Last day to withdraw from Elon in NYC or Elon in DC without financial penalty. Students that withdraw after this date will be billed a nonrefundable $400 initial payment.
  • April 1: Housing payment becomes nonrefundable for Elon in NYC and Elon in DC. Students that withdraw on or after this date will be billed the program housing cost.
  • April 15: Full program payment becomes nonrefundable. Students that withdraw on or after this date will be billed the full program cost.
  • In addition, students withdrawing from Elon in DC (summer, fall or spring) are subject to the posted policies for the on-site partner, The Washington Center (TWC), including: “50% of the program fee will be refunded if paid or 50% of the program fee is due to TWC if a student accepts an internship facilitated by TWC but withdraws prior to the start of the program. An offer is considered as having been accepted regardless of the internship being contingent on passing a background check.”

For study abroad programs, Apr. 1 is the last day to withdraw, defer or change programs without financial penalty. See exceptions below.

  •  EXCEPTIONS:
    • For students applying to API summer internship programs: March 11 is the last day to withdraw, defer or change programs without financial penalty. Students that withdraw after this date will be billed a nonrefundable $500 cancelation fee, plus any additional unrecoverable costs.
    • For students applying to Global Experiences (GE) summer internship programs: $500 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 applying to DIS programs (Copenhagen or Stockholm): $500 becomes non-refundable when students submit the DIS Student Agreement.
    • For students applying to School for Field Studies (SFS) programs: $250 becomes non-refundable once SFS notifies the student of their acceptance.
    • For students applying to CIEE programs: $50 becomes nonrefundable upon a student submitting their application in their myCIEE online account, and $300 becomes nonrefundable upon submitting the “CIEE Participant Contract.”
    • For students approved for Italy, Florence: Summer (AEF): In addition to the April 1 withdrawal deadline, April 15 is the last day to withdraw before the full program cost is nonrefundable. Students that withdraw, defer or change programs after April 15 will be billed the full program cost. Cancellations must be made both to the Global Education Center and directly to AEF (info@aefirenze.it).

Fall and academic year 2022 semester programs

Study USA

Rolling: Sept. 15 to Feb. 15. 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. 5 to Nov. 18. 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. 14.

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. 

Revision Period begins Dec. 14.

Students that applied Early Action and are assigned the status “revise and resubmit” or are waitlisted may revise and resubmit their application, switch into an open program, or defer their application to the spring term.

Rolling Period: Dec. 16 to Feb. 15. 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.

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. 

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. 15 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 initial payment refund deadline, they will be offered a refund deadline extension at the time of scholarship notification.

Cancellation

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

Students withdrawing from a Study USA fall program are subject to the following payment schedule:

  • April 11 (on-campus course registration opens): Last day to withdraw without financial penalty. Students that withdraw after this date will be billed a nonrefundable $400 initial payment.
  • June 1: Housing payment becomes nonrefundable. Students that withdraw on or after this date will be billed the program housing cost.
  • Aug. 1: Full program payment becomes nonrefundable. Students that withdraw on or after this date will be billed the full program cost.

For study abroad programs, Apr. 11 is the last day to withdraw, defer or change programs without financial penalty. See exceptions below.

  •  EXCEPTIONS:
    • For students applying to DIS programs (Copenhagen or Stockholm): $500 becomes non-refundable when students submit the DIS Student Agreement.
    • For students applying to School for Field Studies (SFS) programs: $500 becomes non-refundable once SFS notifies the student of their acceptance.
    • For students applying to CIEE programs: $50 becomes nonrefundable upon a student submitting their application in their myCIEE online account, and $300 becomes nonrefundable upon submitting the “CIEE Participant Contract.”
    • For students applying to Georgia Tech Lorraine, students pay a non-refundable $75 application fee. An additional $500 application fee paid at time of application becomes non-refundable once the student receives an acceptance email from Georgia Tech.

Fall 2022 travel-embedded courses

TBA

Winter Term 2023 programs

TBA

Spring 2023 semester programs

TBA

Additional Cancelation Policies

  • A student is responsible for the costs noted above regardless of whether the program fees have been paid at the time of cancelation.
  • Scholarships cannot be used toward withdrawal costs or payments.
  • The GEC cannot reimburse personal purchases (i.e. expenses not included in the billable program fee), such as connecting flights or passport costs.
  • No refund will be provided after commencement of the program, including if a program is cancelled or recalled after the start date.