Weissman Center for International Business

Student Eligibility

Eligibility for Study Abroad

Any student in good academic standing is potentially eligible to study abroad. However, there are policies and other considerations that help determine whether and when you may study abroad. Many of the items listed below are only policy guidelines; consequently you should NOT assume that you would be automatically prevented from studying abroad if one or more of these eligibility restrictions were to apply to you. We always consider special cases, so please arrange an Advising Session with the Director of Study Abroad if you would like to discuss your specific situation.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • GPA. While exceptions are sometimes granted, the minimum overall GPA requirement to study abroad ranges between 2.75 and 3.0 or higher, depending on the program. For questions on specific situations, please schedule an Advising Session with the Director or Associate Director of Study Abroad.
  • At least one semester of grades on your Baruch transcript. To be eligible to study abroad, students must have at least one semester of grades on their Baruch transcript.
  • Graduating seniors. Students may not study abroad in the same semester they plan to graduate. However, students may petition to apply to study abroad in what would have been their final semester at Baruch. Please note: If you are approved to study abroad in what would have been your final semester, you will be required to delay your graduation by at least one graduation cycle, to ensure that your credits and grades can be posted in time for your final graduation audit.
  • Studying abroad in your home country. Sometimes students wish to study abroad in their home country for various reasons. Baruch College normally allows this only if you have been living outside your home country for at least five years.
In addition to these general criteria, some policies apply to specific categories of students.
First-Year Students

Transfer Students

Graduate Students

Non-Baruch Students