Gep Faq Page

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

You may apply online by visiting our application portal for the exchange program or the American Semester Abroad Program.

What if my institution does not have an exchange agreement with Notre Dame?

If you are not from one of our partner universities, you may apply as a visiting student through the credit-bearing American Semester Abroad Program (ASAP).

Do I have to be Catholic to attend Notre Dame?

While Notre Dame is a Catholic institution, we welcome students from all faiths and backgrounds.

What additional activities are available?

Students are able to participate in all campus events. Special activities are also offered to exchange and visiting students, including social gatherings, volunteering, and the peer mentoring program. 

Can I take classes outside of my major?

Yes, classes in the College of Arts and Letters, College of Science, College of Engineering, and School of Architecture are available to students of all majors. Review the Course Registration information.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students must be a sophomore or higher by the time they attend ND and have a GPA of at least 3.0. In addition, we require a minimum level of English proficiency of TOEFL 90+, IELTS 7.0+, or Duolingo English Test 115+. More information can be found here.

What housing options are available?

Students live both on and off campus. Housing and meals information.