Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Center for Global Education



Academic Year or Semester Study

  • A minimum cummulative GPA of 2.85 for Wheaton approval. Students must meet the GPA requirements of their specific program of interest. Please note some programs have higher GPA requirements - speak to an advisor at the Center for Global Education for specific information. 
  • Students must declare their major prior to study abroad
  • Good academic and social standing as defined in the Wheaton College Catalog
  • Must meet any prerequisite course requirements for the study abroad program
  • Complete a Wheaton College Study Abroad Application and Program-Specific Application by October 1st (for spring study abroad) and March 1st (for Academic Year & Fall study abroad) Note: Some programs have earlier deadlines and this information is posted on the deadlines web page.
  • Students applying for non-Wheaton programs must complete the non-Wheaton program petition process by mid-September for Spring programs and mid-February for Fall and Academic Year programs. Please check our application dates for the current year. You must also meet with the Dean of the Center for Global Education...please call 508-286-4950 to do so.
  • If you are planning on studying abroad during your senior year you will need to meet with the Dean of the Center for Global Education to discuss additional requirements, which include petitioning CAAS.

As a condition of participating in a study abroad program, Wheaton students are required to complete the on-line study abroad evaluation upon completion of their study abroad program. 

Short-term Study Abroad

Short-term study is defined as Winter(January) or Summer sessions.

  • 2.0 minimum gpa
  • Freshman - Senior Year status (with credits outstanding)
  • Good academic and social standing as defined in the Wheaton College Catalog.
  • Complete a Wheaton College Short-term Study Petition Form by appropriate deadlines. January by October 1st and Summer by March 1st.
  • Students must obtain approval from major advisor prior to study abroad.

Wheaton Faculty-led Programs

Faculty-led programs are offered during January, Spring-Break, or Summer.

  • 2.0 minimum gpa
  • Class standing (Freshman-Senior) will depend on the lead faculty member.
  • Good academic and social standing at Wheaton College as defined in the Wheaton College Catalog.
  • Prerequisite courses may be required depending on the faculty member and/or the course designation.
  • Complete a Wheaton Faculty-led Program application.
  • Admission to the program is determined by lead faculty and the Center for Global Education.

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