Incoming Exchange Students

Application Process

Before applying to Dartmouth as an exchange student, you must first successfully complete the selection process at your home university. The international or study away office at your home university will be able to provide you with the necessary details. Students accepted for the exchange by their home university will then be nominated for admission at Dartmouth.

After you have been nominated, the Guarini Institute will contact you with instructions for completing the Dartmouth College exchange application process. The steps of this process are as follows:

  1. Create an account and complete the registration form. This includes:

  • Biographical information

  • A personal statement about your interest in participating on the exchange at Dartmouth College

  • A copy of your unofficial transcript

  • Proof of English language proficiency (only required for students who are not native speakers of English and whose home school curriculum is not taught in English). Click here for guidelines on what qualifies for proof of proficiency.

  1. After your application has been reviewed, you will receive an official acceptance letter with your acceptance decision and our offer of admission. A  copy of the letter can be accessed at any time in your Applicant Home under the "Program Info" tab. 

  2. If accepted, you will need to confirm your commitment to the program.

  3. You will then be contacted by appropriate offices on campus to get ready for your arrival and participation on the exchange. Most of this information will be provided early in the term that precedes your term on-campus.

2024-2025 Application Deadlines


2024-2025 Dates & Deadlines

  • April 1st -  Partner universities nominate their students to the Guarini Institute by this date.

  • April 16th - Nominated students will be provided with a link to create an application shortly after April 1st. Students must complete and submit the application by April 16th.

  • April 23rd - Nominated students will receive their acceptance decisions and letters on April 23rd.

  • April 30th - Students who are accepted will then have until April 30th to indicate their commitment to the exchange. After students commit to the program we will begin the registration process at Dartmouth. Students will receive more information on next steps and how to prepare for their upcoming term in accordance with the timeline listed on the Dates & Deadlines page.