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Dartmouth College students may attend Mount Holyoke College under the Twelve College Exchange.
"As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of academic excellence in a global learning environment; a tight-knit, diverse, and international community; a worldwide network of influential alumnae; the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world. Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is 90 minutes west of Boston and three hours north of New York City. We encourage prospective students to visit our beautiful campus, talk to professors and coaches, learn about the tremendous advantages of the Five College Consortium, tour our top-notch facilities, and chat with current students." (URL: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/about)
All of the Twelve College Exchange colleges, except Dartmouth, operate on a semester schedule. Dartmouth students wishing to participate on the exchange typically do so during the fall semester when the academic calendars of the Twelve College partner schools most closely align with the Dartmouth fall term. The spring semester at Twelve College schools operates across Dartmouth's winter and spring terms. Dartmouth students must be enrolled as full time students while on the exchange and they are eligible to earn transfer credit for up to four courses during the semester. Dartmouth students will select from the courses available at the host school during the proposed term of study. Each of the Twelve College Exchange partner schools differ in their academic offerings, strengths of various departments and the geographical and social environments.
Applications for the ensuing year, either for the first or second semester, must be submitted by February 1. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. The host institution may, at its discretion, reject any applicant whose academic or other qualifications for participation in the program are not found appropriate.
Students pay the tuition, room and board for each semester at one of the partnering Twelve College Exchange institutions directly to the host college. The host institution will assume responsibility for facilitating housing in campus residences for exchange students. Dartmouth students are required to stay in university/college provided housing.
Please Note: At semester schools, the tuition, room and board covers approximately 15 weeks. The overall cost of attendance for the semester is typically greater than the cost of attendance for a single 10 week term at Dartmouth.
Each student planning an exchange term must be in good academic standing at the College and receive prior approval of the appropriate department or division at Dartmouth for all courses to be taken while on exchange. Application forms for prior approval of transfer credit are available at the Office of the Registrar. The application deadline is published on the academic calendar. See the ORC, available online at URL: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~reg/calendars/index.html. **No late applications will be accepted.** Oral approval does not serve in place of written approval.
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.