Application Process

Applications are open for Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

apply-sidebarChicago Semester Program Requirements

  • Students must be a  Junior or Senior by the time they participate in the program.
  • 2.5 GPA minimum – for General, BSW, or BSN students.
  • 3.0 GPA minimum – Student Teachers, Urban Intensive Track, or for Honors Research Program.
  • Approval and Recommentation from your advisor and campus administration. (this may be the Off-Campus Staff person or CS Campus Representative, which may be different from campus to campus).

CS Applications

Contact your campus representative to see if there are any off-campus application deadlines specific to your school.

As part of the application packet, you must submit the following items to your campus representative:

  • CS Application with required signatures
  • 2 Recommendation Form (preferably filled out by a professor and/or employer)
  • Resume (Social Work students, please also submit an electronic copy to Nancy Fox.)
  • Official Transcript
  • Photograph (passport size preferred)
  • Application Fee – nonrefundable $50 check payable to Chicago Semester. NO CASH. (The application fee is in U.S. Dollars; for Canadian rates, please multiply by the current exchange rate)


Admittance to Program

Once you have submitted all the required documents and your application has been approved by the college, the campus representative will send the complete application packet to the Chicago Semester office by our deadlines: March 1 (fall semester) and May 1 (spring semester).

The Chicago Semester staff will review the applications and you will receive a letter regarding acceptance by April 1 (fall semester) and June 1 (spring semester).

Enrollment Deposit

Within 30 days of the date of your acceptance letter, you must submit a nonrefundable $250 enrollment deposit to reserve your place. If you withdraw from the program after submitting the enrollment deposit, it cannot be refunded. Payments may be made by check to Chicago Semester or money order. NO CASH. (the enrollment deposit is in U.S. Dollars; for Canadian rates, please multiply by the current exchange rate)