Thinking about Applying for Fall 2023?

Applications for Fall 2023 exchanges are due March 1, 2023.

On January 1, 2023, we will begin accepting applications for Fall 2023 exchanges!  Below is an overview of the process as well as what you will need to gather to complete your application. It’s never too early to start thinking about an EcoLeague exchange!

PROCESS: 

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

Alaska Pacific University – Michael Kaplan (mkaplan@alaskapacific.edu)
College of the Atlantic – Sarah Hall (shall@coa.edu)
Dickinson College – Jorden Hayes (hayesjo@dickinson.edu)
New College of Florida – Heidi Harley (harley@ncf.edu)
Northland College – Alissa Hulstrand (ahulstrand@northland.edu) and Cait Livsey (clivsey@northland.edu)
Prescott College – 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. The Request to Participate Form is an electronic form requiring approval from multiple departments and demonstrates that you are in good academic and financial standing at your home college. As part of completing this form, you will need to submit a two-page essay explaining how an EcoLeague exchange to your chosen host/exchange college will advance your academic goals.  The application, consisting of the form and the essay, should be completed by March 1, 2023 to apply for a Fall 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 there is available space at the host college. There are a few exceptions, which include some special programs that require additional steps, such as study abroad programs.
  • Paperwork – The EcoLeague Consortium Director 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 Fall 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 gain approval for their EcoLeague courses.
  • Arrange logistics – The EcoLeague Consortium Director will put you in touch with the Housing and Student Life offices at your host college 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. The form is sent automatically to home and host college representatives whose e-signatures are needed to submit an EcoLeague application.  To complete the Request to Participate form, you will need the following information:

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

2)  The name and email address for a representative from your home college’s Registrar office, Bursar (Student Accounts) office, and Financial Aid office (if you receive Financial Aid).

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