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The American Semester Program is looking for short course applicants that are in good academic & social standing at their home universities. Each short course generally requires applicants to have some academic background relating to the course. Our admissions team will closely review each application on a rolling basis.

Applicants missing required documents may experience a delay in hearing back from our office or may be denied admission if they do not submit required documents by stated deadlines. If the program reaches maximum capacity before the application deadline, those with completed applications will be notified.

Applications may be forwarded to ASP Short Course faculty members for additional review. Each ASP Short Course staff member or faculty member will make the final admissions decision and reserves the right to deny an applicant.

Apply to an ASP Short Course Program

All Short Course Program dates overlap. Therefore, you can only apply to and attend one program.

Follow these two steps to apply to an ASP Short Course Program. 

Step One

Make sure you meet the necessary admissions requirements.

Step Two

Complete the Online ASP Short Course Program Application for January (click here) or July (click here). This application may require the following paperwork:

  • One-page (500 words or less) essay expressing your motivation for applying to, and why you're qualified to succeed in the course you've chosen;
  • Academic transcript (copies accepted, name and university must be visible).

It is recommended that you have these documents ready BEFORE you start the online application!


You may be contacted to provide additional documentation to support your application, or if you need a visa! Please respond quickly when contacted by the American Semester Program.

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