Applications are reviewed by The Study Away Review Committee (SARC), which is composed of three voting members: the associate dean of the faculty, the registrar, and a member of the Educational Policy and Governance Committee (EPAG). The director of the Center for Study Away or a designee chairs SARC meetings. SARC reviews the academic merit of the applications on behalf of EPAG. Assuming you meet all eligibility requirements, SARC evaluates the application according to the Evaluation Criteria presented below and provides a response.

You should be aware that applying to a program on the Macalester Study Away Approved Programs List does not ensure approval by SARC. All applications will be reviewed based on established criteria. You should formulate your application with this in mind.