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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements for Hampshire Exchange and Field Study (both domestic and international):

To be eligible to participate in a semester on Exchange or Field Study, you must

  • Have filed for Division II or be in your first semester of Division III. Division I students and Division III students in their last semester are not eligible.
  • Be in good academic standing and good disciplinary standing to qualify.
  • For Exchange Programs, students must apply for the program through the Global Education Office.
  • Receive approval from your academic committee.
  • Be in good financial standing at Hampshire. Students who may have outstanding financial obligations may not be eligible.
  • Receive necessary approvals from all relevant offices by the Field Study, Leave & Exchange Deadline the semester prior to being away (November for spring/April for fall).

Policy on Good Academic and Disciplinary Standing for Exchange and Field Study:
Students wanting to participate in a semester on Exchange or Field Study must be in both good academic and disciplinary standing at Hampshire College.  The Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA), the Global Education Office (GEO) and the Dean of Students Office collaborate to review all academic and conduct records of students who are applying to be on Exchange or Field Study.  Students who are on academic contract are not eligible to participate in either Exchange or Field Study until the terms of the contract have been fulfilled. In addition, students must be clear of any outstanding or ongoing disciplinary action and probationary terms cannot coincide with the intended semester away (all must be completed the semester before leaving campus). Students who may be on disciplinary probation or contract at the time of application but whose probationary terms end prior to the planned semester off-campus are not automatically disqualified from participating. Hampshire reserves the right to review each case on the nature, severity, and number of incidents prior to approving the semester away.  Students may be required to submit additional information to CASA or GEO as well as participate in an interview prior to their approval for a semester on Exchange or Field Study. Once a student’s application is approved, approval may be revoked at any time for failure to maintain good academic and disciplinary status at through the time of departure.  It is in the student’s best interest to notify the appropriate CASA or GEO advisor/program manager if they have a violation of the norms for community living and policies prior to application.  If a student’s application for Exchange or Field Study has been denied or their eligibility status to participate has been revoked, students have an opportunity to seek a review by filing a written request to the Dean of Faculty within 3 days once they have been notified.

Eligibility Requirements for Hampshire/GEO Short-term Field Courses:
Short-term field courses are open to all actively enrolled Hampshire students in good academic and disciplinary standing and who qualify for specific course prerequisites.  Students are required to apply to the Global Education Office using the online application system by the published application deadlines.  

Policy on Good Academic and Disciplinary Standing for GEO Short-term Field Courses:
Students wanting to participate in a short-term field course must be in both good academic and disciplinary standing at Hampshire College.  The Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA), the Global Education Office (GEO) and the Dean of Students Office collaborate to review all academic and conduct records of students who are applying for a short-term field course. Students must be clear of any outstanding or ongoing disciplinary action and probationary terms cannot coincide with the intended period away (all must be completed the semester before leaving campus). Students who may be on disciplinary probation or contract at the time of application but whose probationary terms end prior to the planned period off-campus are not automatically disqualified from participating. Hampshire reserves the right to review each case on the nature, severity and number of incidents prior to approval of participation in a short-term field course.  Students may be required to submit additional information to CASA or GEO as well as participate in an interview prior to their approval for a short-term field course. Once a student’s application is approved, approval may be revoked at any time for failure to maintain good academic and disciplinary status at any time up to the time of departure.  It is in the student’s best interest to notify the appropriate advisor if they have violation of the norms for community living and policies prior to application.  If a student’s application for a short-term field course has been denied or their eligibility status to participate has been revoked, students have an opportunity to seek a review by filing a written request to the Dean of Faculty within 3 days once they have been notified.