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Are You Eligible to Apply?

In order to be eligible for study in Belmont West, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete at least 64 credit hours and be of junior standing by the start of the program.
  • Carry a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative institutional grade point average at time of application and start of the program.
  • Be in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing from the time of application through completion of the program.
    • Students on academic or disciplinary probation cannot participate in Belmont USA, even if the probation occurs after acceptance to the program.
  • Approved Resume on Handshake prior to application deadline
  • Attend an Information Session prior to the application deadline
  • Intern for credit while studying at Belmont West
    • All prerequisite work for internship eligibility, based on your major, must be completed by the time of program start. You must have taken or be enrolled in any prerequisite work at time of application.
  • Show significant progression towards Well Core completion as follows. If applying for the:
    • first semester of your junior year, have no more than 30 Well Core credits remaining by the application deadline.
    • second semester of your junior year, have no more than 20 Well Core credits remaining by the application deadline.
    • first semester of your senior year, have no more than 10 Well Core credits remaining by the application deadline.
    • final semester at Belmont, you must have completed your Well Core requirement by the application deadline.
      • Well Core credits will be checked by the Belmont USA coordinator on or around the application deadline.

Note: Students who become ineligible after acceptance for any of the above reasons MUST pay the program fee balance.

**Because of visa requirements, international students may not be able to participate in Belmont East.

Selection Process
  • Students meeting the above eligibility requirements will be extended an invitation to interview.
  • During the brief interview with the selection committee, students will be evaluated on the following:
    • Thoughtful preparation (courses, Well Core, preliminary internship searches, etc.)
    • Articulate responses
    • Professionalism
    • Overall attitude
  • The following criteria are considered during the overall selection process:
    • Academic performance
    • Professional Experience
    • Internship experience
    • Progress towards degree requirements
    • Maturity
    • Overall preparedness
  • Students who are not selected for participation, may be put on a wait list. If an accepted student declines admission, a student from the wait list is notified and offered the opportunity. 

Note: Students with prior East-West participation may be deferred to allow a student who has not yet had the opportunity to participate in the program