General Information:

  • A student must create an account to open an application.
  • Students apply to a specific program and semester. Each application has its own form/link.
  • Applications can be saved to return/complete later.
  • Once a student saves an application with relevant contact details, they will appear on their campus' summary report of applicants.
  • Once a student submits their application, they can see the status of their remaining requirements and recommendations in their online application account (www.bestsemester.terradotta.com)
  • If the home campus requires a copy of the student's application, s/he can print/save a PDF of their application within their application.
  • In general, admissions decisions are sent via email between 2-3 weeks after application is complete.
  • If accepted, the student will be directed to log into their application and confirm their participation. In this stage they will also be directed to submit all necessary pre-departure requirements.
  • A student's application is not considered complete/ready for review until all requirements are received. These include:
    • $50 application fee (payable online or by check)
    • Certification Form (signed by OCSC and Registrar/C.A.O.)
    • Social/Behavioral Standing Verification Form (signed by student life office staff)
    • Official Transcript (from current school and any transfer schools)
    • Program specific requirements (such as copy of passport, resume, writing/music samples, etc.), as applicable.
    • All recommendations (2-5, depending on the program).