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Eligibility


Lafayette requires students to meet the below prerequisites in order to study abroad or off-campus.
 

Semester/Academic Year

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80

    • Required at time of application and maintained until departure

    • Individual affiliated programs may have a more stringent requirement (i.e. a 3.00 cumulative GPA or higher). If that is the case, students’ cumulative GPA must meet the affiliated program’s requirement. Please check the program websites of the affiliated programs for these requirements.

    • Students who do not meet the Lafayette GPA requirement but still wish to study abroad for a semester or academic year will need to go through the petition process.

  • Not being on Disciplinary Probation Level 1 or Level 2

    • Students may not be on Disciplinary Probation Level 1 by the start date of their program.

    • Students may not be on Disciplinary Probation Level 2 at the time of application through the time of departure.

    • If a student is placed on Disciplinary Probation Level 1 or 2  after applying but before time of departure, permission to study abroad will be withdrawn and the student will be responsible for any financial losses (such as deposits or other fees) incurred to-date.

    • Students on Disciplinary Probation Level 1 or Level 2 who still wish to study abroad for a semester or academic year will need to go through the petition process.

  • Not being on Academic Probation

    • Students may not be on Academic Probation by the start date of their program.

    • Students on Academic Probation who still wish to study abroad for a semester or academic year will need to go through the petition process.

  • Not in first or last year of coursework

    • Students may not be in their first or last year of coursework during the period they plan to study abroad.

    • Students wishing to study abroad for a semester or academic year who are either first-year students or seniors/in their final year of coursework will need to go through the petition process.

 

Winter Interim/Summer 

  • Not being on Disciplinary Probation Level 1 or Level 2

    • Students may not be on Disciplinary Probation Level 1 by the start date of their program.

    • Students may not be on Disciplinary Probation Level 2 at the time of application through the time of departure.

    • If a student is placed on Disciplinary Probation Level 1 or 2 after applying but before time of departure, permission to study abroad will be withdrawn and the student will be responsible for any financial losses (such as deposits or other fees) incurred to-date.

    • Students on Disciplinary Probation Level 1 or Level 2 who still wish to study abroad during interim/summer will need to go through the petition process.

  • Not being on Academic Probation

    • Students may not be on Academic Probation by the start date of their program.

    • Students on Academic Probation who still wish to study abroad during interim/summer will need to go through the petition process.



These policies are subject to review and may be changed or updated at any time.