THANK YOU FOR DECIDING TO APPLY TO ASA!
Applicants, please take note:
Application Deadlines can be found on each Program Location page, under the Cost & Dates tab.
It’s always best to apply early, as we are on rolling admissions, and some of our most popular programs (such as Barcelona & Florence) fill up before ASA’s Application Deadline. For some programs, classes and housing are assigned on a first come, first served basis, in which case, the earlier you apply, the better chance you have of getting the classes and housing you want.
For most programs, you will find out whether you are accepted within approximately 3 business days of receiving your complete application package. However, for some programs (such as Cambridge) it can take up to 3 weeks to receive your admissions decision due to the host institution’s admissions procedures.
ASA accepts applications from the U.S. and Canada.
STEP ONE: HAVE A VALID PASSPORT. A VALID PASSPORT IS ONE THAT DOES NOT EXPIRE WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF YOUR RETURN DATE FROM ABROAD.
For some ASA programs, we won’t be able to process your application without a copy of your valid passport. If you don’t have a passport yet, we advise you to apply for one immediately by EXPEDITED SERVICE. If you already have a passport, please check the expiration date! If your passport expires anytime between now and 6 months after the day you plan to return home from abroad, you cannot travel with that passport and must have it renewed immediately. (The airline will bar you from boarding your flight if your passport expires within 6 months.) Do not delay in applying for your passport, as they take 8 weeks to process by regular service! We strongly recommend using expedited service to get your passport, which takes only 2-3 weeks. Click here to apply for a passport!
STEP TWO: MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
AGE: You must be at least 18 years of age.
COLLEGE PREPARATION: For most ASA programs, you must have completed one to two semesters of college. However, this varies, and some programs simply require that you have graduated from high school. To check that you have the necessary college preparation, click on your Program Location and then go to the Eligibility tab.
GPA: The minimum GPA requirement varies by program. You can find the GPA requirement by clicking on your Program Location and then the Eligibility tab.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: To find out what documents you will need to send us in order to apply, click on your Program Location and then go to the Eligibility tab. For all applicants, a transcript will be required. Most programs require an official transcript. All programs also require you to submit this form. Additional required documentation varies by program.
Official Transcripts must be submitted to ASA in 1 or 2 ways: 1) Mailed in a sealed envelope to Academic Studies Abroad (ASA), 72 River Park St., Suite 104, Needham Heights, MA 02494. The registrar’s seal on the outside of the envelope must be intact. OR 2) If your home institution offers an electronic official transcript, your institution must email it directly to ASA at firstname.lastname@example.org (An electronic official transcript is not considered official if it is emailed to you; it must be sent directly to ASA by your home institution.)
$50 APPLICATION FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE) AND $100 APPLICATION DEPOSIT: When you fill out our application online (see next step), you will be prompted to pay the $50 Application Fee (non-refundable) and $100 Application Deposit by credit or debit card. Click here for our refund policy.
STEP THREE: COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION.
ASA Contact Info
Academic Studies Abroad
72 River Park Street
Needham, MA 02494
Tel: 888-845-4272 / 617-327-9388