Traditional Undergraduate Student Requirements

Semester at Sea requires students to meet our standards to cultivate a learning experience worthy of traveling the world. We welcome students of any sex, gender identity, race, disability status, veteran status, nationality, or ethnicity, to apply  for admission.  Please take a moment to review what we are looking for in a student.

  • Students must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited 2- or 4-year college/university (domestic or international)
  • Students must have completed at least 12 credits at the post-secondary level
  • Students must demonstrate a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in good academic standing, although in some cases, additional evidence of academic support may be requested to review an application holistically.  Such as an Academic Explanation and an Academic Action Plan
  • Students may not be on disciplinary probation at time of embarkation
  • Student essay is optional
  • An unofficial copy of university transcripts from current or most recent college or university
  • Students must have their school’s judicial affairs office complete a disciplinary clearance form post admission

View Frequently Asked Questions to help you navigate the process, and contact the Admissions Team for support along the way.

Non-Traditional Student Requirements

If you are not a traditional undergraduate student, you may have some additional admission requirements. Explore your options below.