Nomination Timeline

Fall Semester (Aug-Dec)

Spring Semester (Jan-May)

Home school selection process

Varies

Varies

Official nomination to GBS

April 1

September 15

Conditional acceptance

Upon receipt of nomination

Upon receipt of nomination

Application materials due

April 15

October 1

Course request forms due

May 15

Nov 1

Official acceptance (pending receipt of complete, correct application materials)

May 1

October 15

Preparation of visa documents

April 15-May 14

October 1-31

Mailing of visa documents & acceptance letters

June

Mid-November - mid-December

Enrollment into courses

June 1-15

November 15-30

Instructions for OPUS access (registration & records system)

June 30

December 15

Housing offers

July 1-15

December 1-15

Arrival forms due

July 15

December 1

Arrival & orientation instructions

August 1-15

December 1-15

Arrival (Saturday & Sunday prior to first day of classes)

Late August

Early January

Orientation (Week in which classes begin)

Late August

Early January

Classes begin (see registrar’s calendar)

Late August

Early January

Ongoing exchange activities

August-December

January-May

Wrap Up Procedures

December 1-15

May 1-15

Farewell

December

May