The OCS Application will become electronic and available online during the Fall 2016 semester. The following are forms and links from the prior application cycle held Fall 2015.
Off Campus Study
"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place." — Serbian Kristina Duric '13
Individual Financial Aid Counseling
If you are interested in how your off-campus study choices will impact your financial aid or your out-of-pocket cost, you may use the calculator below or contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to schedule an individual appointment.
Your Academic Adviser
Since your program choice should be connected to your academic interests and four-year plan, you should start by talking with your academic adviser. Your adviser can help you decide whether studying off campus would be beneficial and may have suggestions about subjects you may wish to deepen and enhance. Advisers want to know which programs attract you and may also offer suggestions. If you have not declared, you should also seek advice from a professor within your intended major department about program choice and the best semester to participate.
- Obtain approval to apply to your first- or second-choice program.
- Due: Monday, December 9, 2016. Approval notification: February 24, 2017
- The new online application process will open during Fall Break on October 14, 2016.
More information on step one:
What is Off-Campus Study?
Each year, Grinnell students are accepted into a wide range of off-campus study programs both abroad and elsewhere in the United States. They study abroad throughout the world: Asia, Australia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and various locations in the U.S. Participation is open to all qualified students and possibilities for study exist in virtually all subject areas.
Two Grinnell College students are pursuing long-standing passions while studying abroad, thanks to scholarships from the Gilman Foundation.