How to Apply
Complete the Secondary Application
The secondary application is an application directly to your program host or overseas university. The IOS application is St. Olaf’s approval for you to study off-campus and a faculty assessment that you are qualified for your selected program. The secondary application determines if you are accepted by your host.
1. Your IOS decision letter will inform you if have a secondary application to complete. Deadlines and process for these applications vary by program.
2. Contact IOS for assistance with your secondary application. We will provide a paper application or online link to your secondary application. We will remind you of the upcoming deadline, but it is your responsibility to complete this application, if required.
3. Treat the secondary application deadline and process as seriously as you did your IOS application. If you do not complete the secondary application, you will not study off-campus. Fall semester participants will typically do this secondary application during the summer. Stay connected to your St. Olaf email throughout the summer.
If you are approved to participate on an off-campus program, International & Off-Campus Studies will officially register you in SIS for your program. Please note that we cannot register you for an off-campus program if there are any holds on your account or if your secondary application is incomplete. This applies to semester, year and Interim programs.
Stay connected to your St. Olaf email throughout the process of applying for and preparing for your off-campus program, even during breaks and summer. This is how IOS communicates important details and deadlines.