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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ACM is monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to planned programs and is continually checking for guidance from public health authorities including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the City of Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the World Health Organization (WHO). As changes are made to future ACM programs, meetings, events, or services as a result of COVID-19, we are communicating those directly to the participants and updating our website accordingly. Updated March 19, 2020. 

Students currently enrolled in any US college or university are welcome to apply to most ACM off-campus study programs.

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Special instructions

  • Field Museum Semester
    Application coming soon for Fall 2021. 
  • Newberry Seminar
    If you are applying for the Spring 2021 Newberry Seminar, please select "Fall 2020 semester" as the program term. ACM will update your account to reflect the program's shift to the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Oak Ridge Science Semester
    The Spring 2021 ACM Oak Ridge Science Semester application is available now! Please click here to view detailed instructions and apply. The deadline to submit all application requirements is October 1, 2020.

Application Notes

Please contact your college’s Off-Campus Study/Study Abroad office to discuss your off-campus study plans

Your college’s application process may involve additional application materials, and campus deadlines may be considerably earlier than the ACM deadlines. If your campus does not have an Off-Campus Studies office, speak with the appropriate faculty advisor for the program on your campus.

Students will typically be notified about their acceptance about three to six weeks after submitting their complete application

After you have submitted your complete application (including academic transcript, recommendations, and other required materials), you will receive a decision from the ACM office, typically about three to six weeks after final submission of materials.