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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements
USM requires the following minimum criteria be met for participation on Study Abroad programs. In addition to these general requirements, there may be specific prerequisites and higher grade point average requirements for certain programs. Please review the program webpage and contact the program director for any questions.  
  • Completion of 12 undergraduate credit hours 
  • Minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA 
  • In good academic and conduct standing 

If your GPA is below the required 2.25 and you would like to request conditional acceptance, you may complete this form. 

USM Study Abroad COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
The health and safety of our study abroad students, faculty, and staff are our primary concern. In addition to maintaining the safest possible environment for them while studying abroad, we also have a responsibility to our host communities. Therefore, based on the CDC’s recommendation that travelers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to traveling internationally, USM is requiring all students and group leaders to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure for all destinations. In addition to the positive health impact this will have on the experience, we are also anticipating that host countries, host universities, and local venues may require proof of vaccination at any time. Exemption requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For questions, email