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Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA, United States

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered





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This exchange is for qualified third and fourth year Dartmouth students.

Morehouse College is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Morehouse is the nation's only comprehensive, private liberal arts college for men, and a historically black college (HBCU).  It has a strong tradition of producing outstanding leaders.  "Although times change, Morehouse's mission remains steadfast:  to produce academically superior, morally conscious leaders for the conditions and issues of today, whether 'today' is post-Civil War or turn of the new millennium."  In addition: "The College assumes special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of black people."

Enrollment Information

Every year about 1-2 students are selected for this program. Students first apply through the Guarini Institute by the February 1st application deadline. After February 1st, a faculty-led committee will review applications and make acceptance decisions. Students will be notified of their acceptance decisions on March 1st.

Successful applicants who are accepted and commit to the program will receive a nomination from the Guarini Institute. Applying for an exchange program involves two steps: if you receive a nomination from the Guarini Institute you will also need to complete the host institution's application, which is administered and reviewed by the host institution. The host institution makes the final acceptance decision. The Guarini Institute will provide further instructions on this second step to students after they are accepted and commit to a program.

For more information about applying for this program, see our webpage on How to Apply & our FAQs under section 2 (How to Apply: Application), or contact the Guarini Institute.




General Info

Male students have the opportunity to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Morehouse exchange offers students the alternative of experiencing a term at a historically black college (HBCU) in an urban environment.

Morehouse operates on a 16-week semester schedule.  Dartmouth students wishing to participate on the exchange can do so during the fall or spring semester. The fall semester closely aligns with the Dartmouth fall term. The spring semester operates across Dartmouth's winter and spring terms. Spring semester exchange requires students to be enrolled for the Dartmouth winter term and take a leave term for spring. Ordinarily, students earn four credits in a semester.

Upon completion of the exchange, the exchange coordinator at the host institution will forward the transcript to the Office of the Registrar, Dartmouth College. Future transcripts of exchange program grades must be obtained by the student from the exchange institution.



The campus is located in the historical West End community and is only minutes from downtown Atlanta, a mecca of black professionalism that features major entertainment and sports venues.


Tuition and Fees

Dartmouth students pay tuition and service fees to Dartmouth; room and board fees as well as transportation to and from the program site are the responsibility of the student.  Because the exchange is an official program sponsored by the College, Dartmouth students do not need to pay the transfer term fee that the College charges to students who study on outside programs during leave terms.


Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds.  If you have a work expectation for the term, this will be replaced by scholarship funding.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.

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