How to Apply for Non-Pitzer Students

Applications

You may download the general application forms here. Please TYPE your answers in the spaces provided, then PRINT your forms (to avoid software incompatibility errors), sign if indicated, then mail hard copies or SCAN and email your materials to us in .pdf format.

Application Due Dates

Pitzer in Botswana
Fall semester 2014: March 15
Spring semester 2015: October 15

Pitzer in China
Fall semester 2014: March 15
Spring semester 2015: October 15

Pitzer in Costa Rica
Fall semester 2014: March 15
Spring semester 2015: October 15

Pitzer in Ecuador
Fall semester 2014: March 15
Spring semester 2015: September 15

Pitzer Exchange in Italy
Fall semester 2014: March 15
Spring semester 2015: October 15

Pitzer in Nepal
Fall semester 2014: March 15
Spring semester 2015: October 15

For applications completed by the deadline, notification of acceptance is generally by early November for spring programs and by early April for fall and full year programs. Please note: Space on the programs is limited and some programs may fill quickly. If a program has not filled by the deadline, we may consider late applications. Contact us for program enrollment status.

Planning Ahead

Here are some helpful tips to streamline the application process:
You cannot leave the United States without a passport. If you do not already have one or if your current passport will expire fewer than 6 months after the end of your program, apply or renew now. For information on obtaining a US passport visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.

Visit the study abroad or international programs office at your school. You must often meet internal deadlines at your school to be eligible to receive credit for a study abroad program. Your faculty adviser or study abroad adviser must sign the Course Pre-Registration and Approval Form.

An official transcript is required for the application. Request that an official copy from your registrar be sent to:

  •     Pitzer College Office of Study Abroad
    1050 N. Mills Avenue
    Claremont, CA 91711

Many schools allow you to apply your financial aid funds to a study abroad program. Check with your study abroad office or your financial aid office for specifics.

Academic Credit

A Pitzer semester abroad is generally equivalent in terms of credit earned to a semester at a U.S. college or university with four courses (16 semester units; 24 quarter units) being the normal award for a semester’s work. Before choosing to participate, you should understand your home campus policy for awarding credit and translating grades from a Pitzer study abroad program.

Upon completion of the program, grades will be submitted to the Pitzer College Office of the Registrar, where they will be recorded on an official Pitzer transcript and sent to your home campus. Transcripts are generally available two to three months after the program ends.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Pitzer programs, do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the application process, program logistics or preparation advice. If you would like to speak with a student who has completed a program, we can provide an email address for you to contact a student to learn more.