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Office of International Studies and Programs

Application Instructions: CWU Exchange Program

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 (cumulative)
  • Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore (by beginning of program)
  • Judicial Standing: Students must be in good judicial standing with no major disciplinary violations within the past 12 months
  • Important Note: Some programs may have additional eligibility requirements, such as higher GPA requirements or minimum foreign language skills. The eligibility requirements for each program can be found in the program brochure.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2013 & Academic Year 2013-14
    • Priority Deadline: February 22, 2013
    • Final Deadline: May 15, 2013
  • Winter & Spring 2014 Start Programs
    • Priority Deadline: October 15, 2013
    • Final Deadline: November 15, 2013
  • Important Note: Students are encouraged to apply by the Priority Deadline since many programs stop accepting applications after this date.

Application Instructions & Materials

  1. Download and complete the CWU Exchange Application

    Important Note: As part of the application process, students must pay a $75 Application Fee to CWU, which is non-refundable once paid.
  2. Submit all application materials to the SAEP secretary, located in the International Center, Room 107. Students will then should expect to receive their approval notification in approximately 1 week.

  3. If accepted, students must attend a Pre-Departure Orientation, pay a $500 program deposit, and complete additional acceptance paperwork. Students will receive further information about these requirements in their acceptance notification from SAEP. In addition, students will be required to complete the host university's acceptance requirements.

  4. Students are responsible for paying the program fees directly to CWU by the payment deadlines.

    Important Note: At the beginning of each term, students will also be charged a SAEP Service Fee of $750 at the beginning of each term. This fee is non-refundable after the program start date.
  5. Students must have a valid passport and may be required by the host country to obtain a student visa and/or residence permit. SAEP staff are available to provide basic assistance; however, students will most likely need to contact the Embassy (or local consulate) for answers to specific questions about to the application process.