How to Apply
1. Nomination by home university
The exchange coordinator at your home university is responsible for officially nominating you for your period of exchange. After we the nomination deadline has passed, we will contact nominated students regarding the next steps they should take to apply for their exchange.
NOTE: If you are interested in studying at Goizueta Business School of Emory University as a free mover (not an official nominee or student from one of our partner schools), please contact BBA International Programs directly. For planning purposes, please consider the following requirements: (1) official confirmation that your studies at Goizueta will be transferred toward your home university degree requirements; and (2) payment of regular Emory undergraduate tuition, which you can read about here.
Here we describe the forms and supporting documents needed to study abroad at the Goizueta Business School on exchange. Read all instructions carefully. Missing, incomplete or incorrect items will delay processing!
For exchanges beginning in our fall semester (August through December):
Student application materials are due by April 15. Students may begin preparing the application materials as soon as your internal selection process has concluded.
For exchanges beginning in our spring semester (January through May):
Student application materials are due by October 1. Students may begin preparing the application materials as soon as your internal selection process has concluded.
The exchange application is online. Please see email from BBA International Programs or your home university exchange coordinator for the password required to access this link.
3. Record Accommodation Preferences
Exchange students have a chance to note housing preferences on the online application—shared or individual bedroom. While we cannot guarantee that you will get the exact accommodation type you request, we have excellent results in getting students into the type of accommodation they prefer.
As per exchange agreements with your home university, you must accept this housing offer unless you secure official permission for exemption from both the home and host university.
During the application process, you will be asked to submit electronically various supporting documents. Most of them are used to grant your visa. This section explains which documents are required. Please make sure to have the documents ready in a scanned PDF version. Please scan each document in a separate scan labeled with your name and the type of supporting document. If the document consists of more than one page (the transcript, for example), you should scan those pages together.
This document describes the supporting documents you must submit.
As the application is submitted electronically, neither you nor your coordinator should send us any paper documents by post. However, if you have a learning agreement from your university that you want us to sign, please email us and we will sign and return it to you via scan.
Once we have processed the online application and supporting documents, we will get back to you via email. We will start processing the documents after the application deadline. Please note that it can take up to six weeks to process all of the documents, including preparation of your visa materials. Please do not worry if you do not hear from us immediately.
Recording your preference for courses is the next part of the online application, after the online application and submission of supporting documents. Submit the online course request form by November 1 for exchange study beginning in January/spring, or by May 15 for exchange study beginning in August/fall. Courses are NOT allocated on a first come, first served basis. So when you record your preferences does not matter, so long as you record them by the deadline.
You can read more about Goizueta's academic system and our course offer on our website. Please note that the minimum workload for exchange students is 12 credits; the typical workload is 15 credits. Always remember to make sure that your home university will accept/transfer/validate the courses you choose to enroll in at Goizueta.
In submitting the course request form, you request seat reservations based on your selections. Actual registration (the conversion of requests to confirmed places) occurs in cooperation between BBA International Programs and the Goizueta registrar's office. The course request process is NOT registration. Schedule changes are possible during the first week of classes.
This document describes the how to request courses.
6. Submit Arrival Form
Submit the online arrival form by December 1 for exchange study beginning in January, or by July 15 for exchange study beginning in August.
BBA International Programs will provide airport pick-up service on the official arrival days each semester for flights arriving between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm. Detailed instructions on meeting locations and times of pick-up will be sent directly to incoming exchange students each semester.
7. Provide Health Insurance and Vaccination Information
All international and exchange students at Emory are required to have health insurance coverage during their exchange semester(s). Students are automatically signed up and charged for the Emory student health insurance, unless they prove adequate coverage from home and complete the insurance waiver form.
Read the health insurance requirements and decide if you want to purchase the Emory policy. If not, obtain alternative insurance and complete the waiver request online through OPUS no later than July 1.
Read Emory University's immunization requirements and ensure that you have submitted the Student Immunization Record via the online portal. Obtain certificates of immunizations and vaccinations for you and your accompanying dependents.
Obtain copies of your important medical and dental records, x-rays, and prescriptions.