Eligibility Requirements

General Eligibility

At a minimum, students must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to apply for a study abroad program that is managed by the Office of International Affairs.

  • Must be a degree-seeking, Ohio State student who will graduate no less than one term after the study abroad program concludes. Students who participate in May session programs can graduate at the end of summer term in August, in most cases.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher; must not have a current record action of "Warning," "Probation," or "Probation by Special Action."
  • Must be in good disciplinary standing as described below.
  • Students who are under the age of 18 at any time of application process, admission process or their study abroad program must have a parent/guardian sign all forms requiring a signature as part of the application, admission and participation process. Students should notify their study abroad coordinator of their status and appropriate forms will be provided to the parent/guardian.

Specific programs may have additional eligibility requirements. Check the study abroad program listing for details.

Students must also maintain eligibility after being accepted into a study abroad program as defined by the Conditions for Participation.

Disciplinary Eligibility

Registered sexual offender status

Students falling under the requirement to register as sexual offenders in Ohio are excluded from participation in OSU-sponsored group study abroad programs.

To the extent that their legal status permits them to travel abroad, the measure does not exclude these students from possible international educational opportunities; individually organized, informal, and third-party provided options may be open to them under current regulations.

Felonies

Students who are convicted felons or who have a felony charge pending against them, are excluded from participation in OSU-sponsored group study abroad programs.

To the extent that their legal status permits them to travel abroad, the measure does not exclude these students from possible study abroad participation; individually organized, informal, and third-party provided opportunities may be open to them under current regulations.

Disciplinary probation

Students who are on university disciplinary probation are excluded from participation in OSU-sponsored group study abroad programs. Students with a past record of disciplinary action against them, but not currently on probation, will be screened on a case-by-case base when they apply to participate in OSU- sponsored group study abroad programs by a committee of three members representing Student Conduct, Study Abroad, and Office of Legal Affairs.

The measure does not exclude students on probation from possible study abroad participation. Individually organized, informal, and third-party provided opportunities are open to them under current regulations, and they may become generally eligible again after the end of probation.

Note: If at any time prior to departure your answers change, you must promptly contact the Office of International Affairs to provide an explanation.