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Admissions Policies and Procedures

The School for Field Studies (SFS) reviews applications on a rolling basis, beginning approximately one year before the session begins. While there is no admissions deadline for semester programs, we encourage students to apply early to ensure admission to their program of choice. Semester students should check with their home institution regarding school-specific deadlines. Decisions are generally available within two to four weeks of the date when your application becomes complete. Review cannot begin until all application materials have been received.

All acceptances are contingent upon medical approval. It is important that you understand what is required of you in the Medical Approval Process. All medical paperwork will be reviewed by the SFS Director of Safety and Student Life. You must be able to meet the physical challenges presented by SFS programs without undue risk to yourself or others. Academically qualified individuals may be disqualified from participating on medical grounds. You will not be allowed to join an SFS program without providing details of your current medical insurance in your SFS Online Medical Review.

If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, please contact the SFS Director of Safety and Student Life within two weeks of acceptance and document the restrictions on your SFS Online Medical Review. Students with dietary preferences (e.g. vegetarianism, veganism, etc.) should discuss these with their Admissions Counselor. SFS makes every effort to accomodate diet needs within the limitations of local supply, availability, cultural practice, and cost. All dietary restrictions require discussion and approval prior to arrival.

Students who require physical or learning accomodations are welcome on SFS programs; however, students requesting these accommodations are responsible for notifying the SFS Director of Safety and Student Life and/or the SFS Office of Academic Affairs. Notification of physical accmodations or learning differences must be made in writing and submitted within two weeks of acceptance. Please be aware that the level of accessibility, services, and accommodations to which you may have access at your home campus may not be available overseas. Please also refer to the SFS Program Manual for your program of choice for more information.

Contact Molly Hurst, Director of Safety and Student Life at, or Mark Seifert, Dean of Academic Programs, at


Non-Discrimination Policy

SFS is an equal opportunity institution.

SFS admits students of any sex, religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or economic status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of SFS.

SFS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or other protected status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship loan programs, and other School-administered programs.