Academic Leave

The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives coordinates all applications for study abroad, visit their website or office in Dwight Hall for further information.  The Office of Academic Deans coordinates all applications for study in the US

Are there are approved programs of study in the US?

Students need to complete an Academic Leave of Absence form in order to participate in one of the programs listed below or to attend an accredited institution as a visiting student. As deadline and instructions vary, please click on link for further information. 

What are the requirements to study away?

To qualify for an academic leave of absence, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be in good academic standing. You must have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 and not be significantly behind in credits.
  • Declare a major. If you are applying to study away for all or part of your junior or senior year. Students applying to study away as sophomores are not required to declare a major in advance.
  • Present a plan of study to at an accredited institution in the US that will enhance your academic program at Mount Holyoke and be suitable to Mount Holyoke's curriculum.
  • Obtain approval of your plan of study from your faculty advisor and the Office of Academic Deans.