Admissions

Eligibility
Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and fill out an internal Lasell application. Applicants may not apply before their fourth semester of college work; that is, students must be at least a first semester junior by the time they enroll in the program in Washington.

Admissions
Admission to the Lasell Semester-in-Washington program is competitive. The faculty that evaluate the applications looks at each student's qualifications in the following areas:

  1. Background: Students should have completed or currently be taking courses relevant to the area of study they plan to pursue in Washington.
  2. Performance in social science courses: Applicants should have a good record in the social science courses they have taken.
  3. Grade point average: Although students are not judged strictly on grades, their overall scholastic achievement is a factor that must be considered.
  4. Faculty Recommendations: Students should supply the name of two faculty members who are familiar with their work. Faculty will be e-mailed directly by Sarah Burrows.

Application Procedures:

  1. All students interested in applying for the Lasell Semester-in-Washington D.C. program must log in, complete, and submit the American University on-line application.
  2. Students must also print and submit an additional copy of the completed application to the Director of Internship Programs, Sarah Burrows.
  3. The student must fill out the internal Lasell application and return it to Sarah Burrows.
  4. If you have additional questions, please email sburrows@lasell.edu for an appointment.
  5. The deadline for the Lasell Semester in Washington application is October 1st for spring semester and March 10th for fall semester.

View the internal Lasell Semester-in-Washington Application >
(Copyrighted version; students must contact Sarah Burrows for application to program)

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