Frequently Asked Questions - Fall 2020
At this point, the OCSE fall application deadline has passed. If you need more time with your application, please contact email@example.com to request additional time and we will consider each request case-by-case.
Each program provider is updating us regularly on their fall 2020 plans, including visa processes, refund policies, and other relevant logistics. The best way to find out the information for your specific program is to contact them directly.
Yes. In light of the uncertainty around fall semester, we encourage you to delay the purchase of flights. Many of the consulates are not currently accepting visa applications or appointments at this point. You should work with your program directly on guidance related to gathering visa materials to have ready when it is time to begin the process.
According to the Department of State website, those who have already applied for a new passport should expect significant delays in receiving it. If you have not yet applied for a passport, you will need to check online to see if there is a post office near you that is still processing applications. If you are renewing your passport, you may be able to mail in your documents. In all cases, you should expect a significant delay and so should begin this process immediately.
Skidmore and NY6 Exchange programs – We will refund the deposit if you withdraw up to the start date of the program. We will not offer refunds after that point.
Approved Programs – We will be as flexible as possible but refunds will depend on the program provider’s refund policy and dates. There could be non-recoverable costs, in which case we would not be able to refund the deposit.