Thinking about Applying for Spring 2023?

Applications for Spring 2023 exchanges are due October 15, 2022.

We are now accepting applications for Spring ’23 exchanges!  Below is an overview of the process as well as what you will need to gather to complete your application.  For more information or for questions, contact the faculty representative at your school or the EcoLeague Coordinator at coordinator@ecoleague.org.  It’s never too early to start thinking about EcoLeague!

PROCESS: 

  • Learn more – Research the six member colleges, looking specifically at what is offered in your major or track, to decide which institution will best broaden one’s academic career.  Attend an EcoLeague Info Session at your campus. There is one scheduled in early fall (usually September) and in February at each campus. Contact your EcoLeague faculty representative to find out when the info session is happening – here’s the list:

APU – Michael Kaplan (mkaplan@alaskapacific.edu)
COA – Sarah Hall (shall@coa.edu)
Dickinson – Jorden Hayes (hayesjo@dickinson.edu)
NCF – Heidi Harley (harley@ncf.edu)
Northland – Alissa Hulstrand (ahulstrand@northland.edu) and Cait Livsey (clivsey@northland.edu)
Prescott – Peter Sherman (peter.sherman@prescott.edu)

  • Apply –  Prepare to submit your application.  Collect the items needed (see next section), then, fill out the Request to Participate Form, which is linked below.  This is an electronic form requiring approval from multiple departments, showing that you are in good academic and financial standing at your home college.  As part of completing that form, you will need to submit a two-page essay explaining how an EcoLeague exchange to a particular college will advance your academic career.  The application, consisting of the form and the essay, should be completed by October 15, 2022 to apply for a Spring 2023 exchange.
  • EcoLeague Faculty Representatives review applications immediately after the deadline and send out acceptance notices via email. If a student is accepted for an EcoLeague exchange by their home institution, they are also accepted by the host institution, presuming available space at the host school.  The only exception to this are some special programs that require additional steps, such as study abroad programs.
  • Paperwork – The EcoLeague Program Coordinator will email accepted students a list of next steps to complete, including information on registering for classes, housing, and other logistics.
  • Course selection – learn how to find each school’s courses and catalog.  Know the 2023 Spring EcoLeague Academic Calendars and compare the various school calendars on our calendar map. While waiting for the updated course schedules to be published, you might look at the course schedule from the previous year to get a sense of what classes might be offered that semester or term.  Students will also need to set up a time to meet with their faculty advisor to go over exchange coursework and get approval for their EcoLeague courses.
  • Arrange logistics – the Coordinator will put you in touch with the Housing and Student Life offices at your host school to enable you to arrange room and board.  Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from their host campus. 
  • Have a great exchange!

BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION: 

    • The Request to Participate form is an electronic application that uses e-signatures and is sent automatically to the next person after each user has signed.  To complete the Request to Participate form, you will need the following ready:

1) Your academic (faculty) advisor’s name and email address

2)  The name and email address for a representative from your home school’s Registrar office, Bursar (Student Accounts) office, and Financial Aid office (if you receive Financial Aid).  See the next bullet for further details.

3)  Your 2-page essay explaining how an EcoLeague exchange to a particular college will advance your academic career, ideally saved as a .docx or .pdf file.  

Important Forms & Documents: 

Exchange Request to Participate Form
Navigating to Course Catalogs and Course Listings
Academic Calendar Map – Comparing School Calendars