Direct Admission

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The IES Abroad Direct Admission Program permits coordinators from all Member and select Associate Member schools to admit students who meet our minimum requirements to many of our programs, prior to submitting their application forms to us. As study abroad enrollments continue to grow, qualified students can be ensured a spot in an IES Abroad program through direct admission.

Direct Admission Deadlines

Spring 2018 October 13, 2017
Summer 2018 March 15, 2018
Fall 2018 March 15, 2018 (Southern hemisphere programs)
April 13, 2018 (all other programs)

General Requirements for Direct Admission

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at home school
  • A cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for semester program; or 2.5 for summer and January term program
  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing
  • If applying to a program with a language requirement, the student must have taken an appropriate level language course no later than one year prior to the IES Abroad program start date. The IES Abroad Foreign Language Assessment Form requirement is waived for directly admitted students.

Application Requirements

  • Submitted and accepted online application
  • IES Abroad Home School Authorization form or online approval via the IES Abroad Partner Portal
  • Official transcript

Excluded Programs
The following programs and outside course enrollment options are completely or partially excluded from the Direct Admission program. Students should also be advised that many outside course enrollment options at local universities have additional prerequisites and IES Abroad direct admission does not guarantee course enrollment in a particular outside institution.

Amsterdam Nice (direct enrollment options)
Auckland Oxford
Cape Town Paris (Novancia International Management)
Christchurch Quito (direct enrollment option)
Dublin (direct enrollment options) Shanghai (Engineering)
Galápagos Islands Sydney
London (direct enrollment options, Health Practice & Policy) Vienna (Summer Music History & Performance)
Madrid (Engineering) All IES Internships locations

Students Who Do Not Meet the Direct Admission Requirements
Students cannot be "provisionally" accepted to an IES Abroad program through Direct Admission. Students who do not meet the published criteria at the time of application, but have high potential, should be encouraged to apply direct to IES Abroad.

If you would like to apply to participate in the Direct Admission Program or if you have any other questions, email Joseph Sevigny.