The Application Process
Recruiting is under way for Spring 2016! DC
Information Sessions will take place on Wednesday, September 9 at
5:15 p.m. in JH174 and again on Friday, September 11 at 12:15 p.m.
in JH216. Applications for Spring 2016 are due September 30
in the CHASE office (JH 153).
Here are the steps students take to find out about the D.C.
Program and apply for it.
All juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible
to apply for the D.C. Program. If you are interested in applying
but do not meet these requirements, please contact the D.C. Program
- Meet with your academic advisor and decide which semester would
be best for you to spend in D.C.
- Contact the D.C. Program Coordinator in
Jordan Hall 153 with the following information: Which semester you
plan on going to D.C., your advisor, your expected graduation date
and your major.
- Attend a D.C. Program Informational Meeting. Two meetings are
held each semester. You can find out the dates of the DC Program
Info meetings by: checking the Washington, D.C. Semester website,
looking for listserv and Butler Connection messages, or contacting
the D.C. Program
The Remaining Steps Should Not Be Taken Until You Know
For Certain When You Are Applying To The DC Program.
- Students apply to the DC program the semester prior to the one
they will spend in DC. For example, if a students wishes to spend
Spring 2016 in DC, he/she starts the application process during the
Fall 2015 semester. Application materials are available to download
below. If the student will be abroad during Fall 2015 and plans to
enroll for Spring 2016, the student would apply in Spring 2015.
They are also available in the D.C. Program office (Jordan 153).
The DC Program application consists of:
Recommendation Guidelines (PDF)
- Attend one of the DC Program informational meetings the
semester prior to the one you want to spend in DC - even if you
have already been to one of them. Attending one of the
informational meetings the semester prior to when you want to
participate ensures that you have the most current information.
Applications will be available at the meetings. You will learn
which classes will be offered in D.C. and you will be able to make
an appointment with Dr. Judi Morrel, Butler's internship
coordinator for Washington D.C.
- Make an appointment for an interview with Judi Morrel. Dr.
Morrel, our internship coordinator in D.C., visits campus every
semester to interview students. You MUST meet with Dr. Morrel in
order to be considered for the D.C. Program. Please contact Melissa
Friedman, Academic Program Coordinator for CHASE, to
arrange your interview.
- Meet with Judi Morrel to discuss your academic and career
interests, and possible internship sites in D.C.
- Submit a completed application package by the application
deadline to the D.C. Program office.
- Check your email to find out if you have been accepted into the
DC Program. Emails are usually mailed one week after the
interviews. Those accepted into the DC Program will receive further
instructions regarding registration procedures. If accepted into
the program, you WILL NOT register for classes with your advisor. A
meeting will be held to go over registration procedures.