Northeast Semester

Northeast Semester

The Northeast Semester offers international students the opportunity to study at Hartwick College in New York for either one semester or one academic year and transfer their credits earned back to their home institutions. Each student must register for at least 12 credits per semester. 

Northeast Semester Program Brochure

Application Deadlines and Admission Requirements

  • Fall semester or academic year program:  April 1
  • Spring semester program:  November 1

Eligibility Requirements for Hartwick College Exchange and Direct Enroll Programs

To be eligible for any of these programs, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in degree programs at their home universities
  • Have one of the following documentations of English Language proficiency (unless English is designated as the student’s primary language of instruction): 
    • CEFRL: B1 Level & European Language Passport
    • TOEFL: Internet-based: 79; Computer-based: 213; Paper-based: 550
    • IELTS: 5.5

Please note that international students who are interested in applying to Hartwick College’s three or four-year degree program either as transfer students or as beginning freshmen should apply through the Admissions Office. Visit our Apply webpage.

Application Process

Step 1: Download, complete and submit the following documents as email attachments: 

1. Nomination form to be completed by your international advisor Nomination Form
2. Visiting/exchange student application form Application Form
3. Recent photograph (passport photo preferred)  
4. Short essay explaining why you want to study at Hartwick and how you wish to apply your experience at Hartwick upon return to your home institution  
5. TOEFL or IELTS Official Score Report or Home University Approved TOEFL Score  
6. University transcripts  
7. Submit bank statement from a sponsor demonstrating that you have sufficient funds to pay for the program.  


Step 2: After admission:

1. Pay $400 deposit by deadline (May 15 (for fall admittance; November 2 for spring admittance)  
2. Complete Medical Form by deadline (July 15 for fall admittance; January 2 for spring admittance) Medical Form
3. Prepare for arrival at Hartwick College  
a. Read arrival information  Arrival Information
b. Consult our airport transportation policy & complete a transportation request

Transportation Policy & Transportation Request Form