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OSU: College of Forestry NTU Summer BACT Program Application Checklist
All OSU students are required to complete the OSU Online Study Abroad Application. By completing this online application, a non-refundable, $50 application fee will be charged to your OSU student account.
All study abroad and internship applicants are required to pay an application fee. See the Application Fee page for details.
NTU requires every student to order an official transcript from each college-level institution attended. Transcripts should be sent at the time of application to the program coordinator by the application deadline.
Program Provider Application:
All OSU students applying for the NTU-CBA are required to meet with their OSU Academic Advisor and with John Bliss, Program Coordinator for the NTU-BACT program. College of Agricultural Sciences students must meet with Paul Dorres (CAS Director of Student Services) prior to applying to the Program. Following materials should be sent directly to the Program Coordinator by the application deadline.
-Application form including 300-500 word essay
-Head photo (electronic file)
-Declaration agreement (NTU’s form)
-Passport copy (scanned PDF or jpeg file)
-Letter of reference
-OSU online application for study abroad
A passport valid for six months beyond your program is required. Apply for a passport immediately if you have not done so already. Visit travel.state.gov for an application.
Letters of Reference:
NTU does not require, but strongly advises one letter of reference from a professor/instructor.
All students are required to return this form. See the Health Disclosure Form page for details.
Academic Planning Form:
All students are required to complete this form. See the Academic Planning Form page for details.
This program earns resident credit at OSU. Each course you take must be assessed for how the credit will be applied to your degree program. Save all coursework and syllabi while you are abroad and work with the Academic Advisor to establish your course equivalencies when you return.
Attend General Orientation:
All students are required to attend general pre-departure orientation. You will receive information about your pre-departure orientation via email from the IDEA office.
Your program enrolls you in insurance for the duration of your participation. Review the insurance policy and carry additional claim forms and your insurance card with you abroad.
All students are encouraged to visit their primary care provider before going abroad. Information about immunizations and travel health can be obtained from the Travel Medicine Clinic at Student Health Services.
File FAFSA and apply for financial aid for the term(s) of your program.
IDEA will submit a financial aid budget with your estimated cost of attendance to the Office of Financial Aid the term prior to your departure so that your aid award may be adjusted.
Use this form to estimate the total cost of your attendance on the program. Visit the Budget Worksheet page for details.
All study abroad students will need to register for general Overseas Studies credits using the OSU online registration system and a PIN from their academic advisor. IDEA will send students an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org with the instructions and CRN, and students are responsible for registering for these credits for the term(s) they are abroad. You will not receive financial aid for the program unless you are registered. To be registered, your account must be free of any hold, and your OSU bill balance must be below $2,200.
Grades and Credits:
This program earns resident credit at OSU. Each course you take must be assessed for how the credit will be applied to your degree program. Save all Program documents (such as lecture materials, activity and project information, and syllabi) while you are abroad and work with your Academic Advisor to establish your course equivalencies. Students will receive 6 OSU credits upon completion of this program. Make sure that this document reaches the IDEA office, because grades cannot be posted to your OSU transcript until it is received.
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