The Politics Department selects students based on their interest in the program, their academic record, and their ability to work responsibly in an office setting. Applicants need not be politics majors but should have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed either Politics 100, 105, or 111 by the Winter Term of the year in which they plan to participate in the program.
Students apply for the Washington Term Program during the Fall Term through Handshake. The application deadline for the Spring program is in early October.
After reviewing the applications, Professor Alexander will notify students who have qualified to interview for a spot in the program. Interviews will be conducted in mid-October and students should know whether they've been selected for the program by early November.