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Applying to CLS

Application Dates and Deadlines:

Our online application for the summer 2015 is easy to complete. You will be able to create your online account and work on the application as time allows. Remember that getting recommendations and transcripts submitted can take some time. Plan ahead when acquiring these documents.

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning January 1.  We will continue to accept applications and admit students to our programs until classes are full. Please note that the January 1 date is not the application deadline. Many students submit their completed applications prior to January 1, so it is important from a processing standpoint that we begin reading completed applications by the beginning of January. Many other students submit and complete their applications after January 1 and on into the spring.  In fact, the majority of students submit their applications in February, March, and April.

Take note that the later you wait to apply, the greater the likelihood of a course being full.   Of course the sooner you complete the application, the sooner you will receive our admission decision.  In addition, we take timeliness of submission into consideration when reviewing potential scholarship recipients participating in the full 8-week program.

Application Procedures:

No previous knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian is required for the beginning program; appropriate prior instruction or consent of the language coordinator will determine placement at intermediate and advanced levels.

Applicants must complete an application including a transcript and one letter of recommendation. There is a $25 application fee, which may be paid by check, or by credit card online.

Upon acceptance to the program a $200 enrollment deposit is required to secure your place in the class. The enrollment deposit is non-refundable but will be credited toward the cost of tuition, fees, room, and board.

Those applying for the CLS Director's Scholarships must submit an additional essay in which they describe their qualifications and explain how their study of the language in the summer will benefit them academically, professionally, and personally. This essay needs to be submitted in addition to the one-page essay required by the general application.

International applicants requiring a visa must submit an application, one letter of recommendation, transcript, financial documentation, copy of passport, and a $25 application fee. Please click here for a financial documentation form.

Apply Online
Printable Application (PDF Format)
Printable Recommendation Form (PDF Format)

For inquiries regarding the program, write or call:

Center for Language Studies
Beloit College
700 College Street
Beloit, Wisconsin 53511-5595
Toll-free: 855.368.9196
Telephone: 608.363.2373
Fax: 608.363.7129
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