Post Graduate Admission Requirements

While the Semester at Sea voyages are designed for undergraduate study, and the vast majority of participants will be in that undergraduate population, we do look at post-baccalaureate students on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are held to a higher standard of admission and should display exceptional academic records. Students currently matriculated in a Graduate/Master’s program are eligible to participate, however we do not offer graduate level courses. You will participate full-time in the academic program alongside your undergraduate peers.

In addition to submitting the SAS standard application materials, there are a few additional admissions requirements for post-graduate applicants.

Post-graduate applicants must:

  • Demonstrate at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their undergraduate career
  • Submit unofficial transcripts from any colleges or universities attended as an undergraduate
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • Submit a statement of intent addressing the following:
    • how Semester at Sea fits into your academic and career plans
    • the role you plan to take on the voyage
    • what you hope to gain from the experience
    • specific courses you are interested in taking co-curricular or extracurricular activities you are interested in joining
  • If admitted as a post-graduate student, you will also be required to sign an Academic Participation Signatory Statement 

You are welcome to submit any additional supporting documentation, letters of recommendation, personal statements, etc. The more we know about you and why you wish to participate as a post-baccalaureate student, the stronger your application for admission.

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