New York University
The Spring in New York Program, allows visiting students, once accepted, to access hundreds of NYU courses.
Hampden-Sydney students interested in participating in the Spring in New York program should complete the NYU online application by the December 1st deadline (November 1st for international students). Students who meet NYU’s visiting student admission criteria (defined as having a GPA of 3.0 or above) will be admitted to the Spring in New York program. Exceptions may be made on a student-by-student basis. Once admitted, Hampden-Sydney students would have access to hundreds of NYU courses permitted to visiting students. Some NYU courses (especially those in the School of Engineering, the Stern School of Business, and arts programs in the Steinhardt School and Tisch School of the Arts) may have prerequisites that Hampden-Sydney students have not completed and therefore students may be ineligible to enroll in those specific courses.

American University in Washington D.C.
Washington Semester Program, School of Government and Public Affairs (includes programs in Urban Affairs, Foreign Policy, Criminal Justice, Economic Policy, American Studies, Science and Technology)
Hampden-Sydney College is one of approximately 100 colleges and universities whose students are eligible to participate in the Washington Semester Program of American University in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Semester Program is designed to afford qualified students an opportunity to study American government in action through courses in the School of Government and Public Affairs of American University and through direct discussion with major public officials, political figures, lobbyists, and others active in national government. In addition to the regular Washington Semester, the arrangement with American University includes programs in Urban Affairs, Foreign Policy, Criminal Justice, Economic Policy, American Studies, and Science and Technology.

The program has three components:

  • The Seminar (8 credit hours) consists of both required readings and discussions among students, faculty, and invited speakers.
  • The Internship (4 credit hours) provides each student with an opportunity to gain firsthand experience as a member of the staff of an organization directly involved in the area of study.
  • The Research Project (4 credit hours) gives students latitude for independent research in subjects and issues of personal interest.

Applicants must be seniors, juniors, or second-semester sophomores at the time of their participation in the Program. They must possess a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or above. Successful applicants pay tuition and fees to Hampden-Sydney. They are considered by both institutions to be registered at Hampden-Sydney, and the semester’s work at American University becomes part of the Hampden-Sydney transcript for degree credit.

Application procedures are announced twice a year. Interested students should contact Professor Carroll of the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs for further information.

Duke University Marine Laboratory
Marine Science Educational Consortium, term-in-residence program, provides priority access to formal courses and supervised research
Students who are preparing for careers in the marine sciences, or who have a strong interest in oceanography, may apply to train at a marine facility through the Marine Science Educational Consortium (MSEC) of the Marine Laboratory of Duke University. Through MSEC the students have priority access to formal courses and supervised research in the marine sciences.

Enrollment in the academic term-in-residence program is limited; admission is made on the basis of the student’s ability to complete the course of study. All students will be eligible for Duke University course credit. For further information, including the Marine Laboratory Bulletin with its complete description of facilities, faculty, and opportunities, contact Professor Werth in the Department of Biology.

Exchange: A College Consortium
Opportunity to study for a semester or academic year at Hollins University, Randolph-Macon College, Randolph College, Mary Baldwin College, Sweetbriar College, Washington & Lee University
Hampden-Sydney College participates in a program known as EXCHANGE: A College Consortium. This program, designed primarily for juniors, enables students of the College to study for a semester or academic year at one of the other schools. The program is intended to broaden the educational opportunities of students and to provide a different campus environment. The eligibility of students to participate in EXCHANGE is determined by the home institution. Interested students should contact the Registrar.

Longwood University
Cooperative Program, allows students to enroll in a variety of courses with no added tuition expense
The variety of courses available to Hampden- Sydney students has been increased by a cooperative arrangement with Longwood University, a state institution in nearby Farmville, under which full-time students at either institution may enroll in certain courses at the other institution without added expense for course tuition, though students may be responsible for incidental expenses such as laboratory, material, or parking fees. A list of approved Longwood University courses is maintained by the Registrar. Application for a Longwood course is made through the Registrar at Hampden-Sydney, preferably during the Add period at the beginning of each semester. Students are admitted to courses on a space-available basis. Interested students should contact the Registrar.

Army Reserves Officers Training Corps
As part of the Longwood University Cooperative Program, Hampden-Sydney students may enroll in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. Courses are recorded on the student’s transcript.

For thorough information and eligibility requirements, see the Academic Catalogue.

updated 8/8/23