The process for filing for field study should begin about six weeks into
the term preceding the field study.
Field study forms are available from the Center for Academic Support and Advising.
A meeting with the advisor (Division II or Division III chair) who
will be supervising the work during the field study should occur
at an early stage. If this is a Division III field study, this planning
meeting must be followed by a meeting with one of the deans in
the Center for Academic Support and Advising.
After the project has been planned, it must be put into written
form. A copy of the Division II concentration statement or a
preliminary Division III plan should be attached. A
written agreement between the student and the faculty supervisor
outlining the obligations each is willing to undertake is an
important part of the form. A statement about how and when the
work will be evaluated should also be included.
Filing for field study requires the signature of the following people:
academic advisor, the housing coordinator; the manager of student
accounts; the director of financial aid (for financial aid students);
the director of global education (for students traveling outside the
United States); and, finally, a dean at the Center for Academic
Support and Advising.
A $500 late enrollment notification fee is assessed if the field study form is not filed in CASA by the enrollment notification deadline.
The enrollment notification deadline is listed each year in the online
academic calendar and with tuition information on the student financial
services website. If plans are not definite or if a signature is missing,
the form should still be submitted by the deadline and an appointment
made with a CASA staff member the following week. Occasionally a
student will find that her or his plans cannot be finalized until later in
the term or during the summer. The student should file a preliminary
field study form by the deadline and meet with a member of CASA in
order to discuss the situation.
Any field study or exchange for which final approval has not been received will be canceled.