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Steps to Enroll

Prepare For Your Cross Cultural Studies

Students can pick up a 3-week enrollment packet at the CCS office, 132 Ogle Ave., in early December, 2019.

Come to Market Day on Friday, February 7, 2020, in the RCF, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to dialogue with professors leading programs for 2021 and decide on what programs most interest you. If you have questions, come and see us in the CCS office.

Students applying for a January or May term 2021 3-week CCS program should follow the “Steps to Enroll” below to apply. We encourage you to work early on the steps even before you decide on your program of destination.  

As early as January 6, you may call 517.750.6415 or come to the CCS office (M-Th 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) to make your Form Frenzy appointment for one of the dates below. Bring your completed packet to your appointment.

  • Current Juniors/Seniors: Feb. 12-14 – 9 am-3 pm by appointment     
  • Current Sophomores: Feb. 17-20 – 9 am-3 pm by appointment
  • All Students: any day after February 24 – 9 am-3 pm 

If you are planning a semester abroad, please attend a semester abroad workshop to get your enrollment packet. Submit your application materials at an individual appointment with Carol Haavisto in the CCS office.

Steps to Enroll*:

Print your Childhood Immunization Record: Get your official childhood immunization record from the MySAU Portal. Click on Student Health Portal > My Profile > Immunization History to download and print your record. If the record does not say “Verified Complete” or is missing, contact Holton Health and Wellness Services (HHWS) by secure email: click on Message, New, and Faith Holton as the recipient. (HHWS hours: Mon 11am-4pm; Tue/Thu 10am-12pm, 1-4pm; closed Wed/Fri) You may also get your immunization record from your parents, doctor, or high school. These records can be faxed to the CCS office at 517-750-1536.

Travel photos for passports, International Student ID cards, and visas (if applicable): Have your travel photos taken and printed at the CCS office Mon-Thu 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. To avoid long lines and wait times, have your photos taken in December, January, or early February. You will receive your passport photos at the time they are taken. Please, apply for your passport before March 15 and have your passport to CCS by April 15, 2020.

Passport or Passport Application: Apply for your passport at most US Post Offices or county clerks’ offices before March 15 by appointment. After you apply for your passport, bring the dated receipt to the CCS office to help you retain your spot on the program. Bring your signed passport to the CCS office to be photocopied by April 15 to keep your spot(Note: If your legal name will change before you travel due to marriage, please talk with the CCS office before applying for a passport.)

Pay your $150 Study Abroad Fee to your CCS account through MySAU: go to the “student” tab, click on “make a payment” and pay by EFT, credit card, or transferring money from your student account. Print your receipt and include it with your enrollment forms. You can also pay by cash or check at the Business Office. Note: A service fee of 2.75% is charged for credit card transactions. Credit cards accepted are MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club, and Visa. No service fee for EFT or check payment. Contact the business office at 517-750-6421 for more information.

Complete the CCS Application for Credit: Sign it, take to the Business office in Dietzman Hall, and have a staff person sign your application to show your SAU student account is in good standing. (If your student account is not in good standing, make proper arrangements for your account by talking to your financial aid counselor or the Business office.) 

Fill out the Blue CCS Forms with emergency contact and health information: Complete all blanks and sign where designated. (If something is not applicable, please mark it “N/A” or write “none.”). If you do not have medical insurance, the ISIC insurance will provide basic coverage. Premium ISIC will provide higher levels of coverage for an extra $75.00. 

Fill out the International Student ID Card (ISIC) Application: Contact the CCS office to receive the ISIC application form.

Your best chance to obtain a spot on your first choice trip is to complete all the steps above PROMPTLY and make a Form Frenzy appointment to submit your paperwork with the CCS office as EARLY as possible per the dates listed above.

*Although CCS accepts your paperwork, the Registrar’s Office enrolls students on CCS programs during registration in April according to your class standing and the date/time you submitted your packet to the CCS office. Being cleared to enroll does NOT guarantee you a spot on the CCS program of your first choice. If your first choice is full, the Registrar will enroll you on your second or third choice destination OR you can be placed on the waitlist of your first choice by designating “Waitlist as your second choice. If a spot becomes available, waitlisted students will be contacted by CCS to discuss whether they want to be added to the program. Students cannot be enrolled on one program and waitlisted on another.