Students will ordinarily apply to the program the second semester of their sophomore year. Students must have, at the time of application, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to qualify. Students will submit to the advisory committee an essay explaining why they wish to participate in the program, and show they will be able to meet the program requirements over the next two years. They will also be expected to provide two letters of reference (one of which should be a faculty reference). Please note: Students who plan to take part in the College’s International Studies Program during their junior year must consult with a member of the Committee to determine whether they will be able to meet the Program’s requirements while abroad.