Study Abroad Information for Non-Pitzer Students

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Application Steps for Non-Pitzer Students

Step 1: Guest students should first contact their home college’s study abroad office before beginning the application for the Pitzer Direct- run programs. Most colleges and universities have internal study abroad deadlines students must meet first, before applying to external programs. Your faculty adviser or study abroad adviser must sign the Course Pre-Registration and Approval Form.

Step 2: Students should research the Pitzer Direct- run programs. Visit each option to learn about the program, review the academic opportunities, and read about the student experience.

Step 3: Once students have found a program of interest they should complete an application within the rolling admissions timeframe. Links for the applications and deadline information can be found below.

Fall and Spring Semester Application Due Dates
Pitzer accepts semester program applications during the rolling admissions dates listed below for non-Pitzer students. Notification of acceptance is generally sent out within two weeks of receiving a complete application and supporting materials. If a program is not full, we may consider late applications

  • Students interested fall 2024 should apply before April 1 2024
  • Students interested in participating spring 2025 should apply between April 1, 2024 and October 15, 2024

2024 Summer Application Due Dates

Notification of acceptance is generally sent out within two weeks of receiving a complete application and supporting materials. If a program is not full, we may consider late applications.

  • Apply by November 15, 2023 for Costa Rica Summer Health Summer Program
  • Apply by February 1, 2024 for Pitzer in Vietnam and Pitzer in Brazil Summer Programs

Academic Credit A Pitzer Direct-run semester abroad program is generally equivalent to a semester at a U.S. college or university with four courses (16 semester units; 24 quarter units). Summer programs are generally worth two courses (8 semester credits or 12 quarter units).

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. Before choosing to participate, you should understand your home campus policy for awarding credit and translating grades from a Pitzer College study abroad program.

Logistics Students cannot leave the United States without a passport and some countries require students to have visas. 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 the Students should read the Passport and Visa Information provided as part of the Pitzer College Study Abroad Application.


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 on your institution’s policy.

Contact Us If you have any questions about the Pitzer College Direct-run 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.