1. Attend an informational webinar.
The program coordinator hosts an informational webinar a month before the fall and spring program application deadlines to provide an overview of the program and the application process as well as to answer any questions. Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend. Register here
for the next webinar on
October 18, 2017, 4:00-5:00pm.
2. Apply to the program.
Submit a Peace Corps Prep application, which identifies all of the courses and extracurricular activities you plan to undertake in fulfillment of program requirements. Please consult the student guide for your campus in the How to Apply
tab for details. Once submitted, the application will be reviewed by the program coordinator and approved (if modifications are necessary, you can revise and resubmit). Please note that changes to an approved plan will have to resubmitted for approval. The 2017/18 Fall application cycle opens October 15 and closes on November 15 at 5:00pm PST. The 2017/18 Spring application cycle opens March 16 and closes on April 16 at 5:00pm PST
. Application decisions will be sent out by the beginning of the winter quarter/spring semester for fall applicants and by the beginning of the fall term for spring applicants.
3. Complete the requirements. Complete the approved work sector, foreign language, intercultural competence, and professional and leadership development requirements at your own pace at your campus or while abroad.
4. Submit support documents and exit checklist by the spring or summer deadline.
This includes your unofficial university transcripts, resume, reflection essays, e-portfolio or LinkedIn link, exit checklist form, and release of information form. All documentation will be reviewed by UCEAP staff to verify successful completion of the program requirements. Submission deadlines are August 1 (for fall graduation) and April 1 (for spring graduation).
5. Congratulations! Once the materials are approved, you will be notified and a certificate from the Peace Corps will be sent to you. You also will receive UCEAP-Peace Corps Prep graduation cords to recognize your completion of the program.