REU Application Process

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NSF LSAMP REU Application Process + FAQs

Unlike other OTS programs, the NSF LSAMP REU application process does not have rolling admissions. All applications are considered at the end of the application deadline.

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Application Submitted

You will be notified by email once you have successfully submitted your application for an OTS course or program through our online system. You will receive notification if your application is incomplete or has any missing information prior to the application deadline.

Review + Evaluation

A committee from our education team will review applications for eligibility. Field mentors will also review the applications and contact a shortlist of students for further information or interviews.

Final Decision

You will be notified of your acceptance or declination in March 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will a decision be made about my application?

We typically will review and evaluate completed applications after the deadline. However, we guarantee that all applications will be reviewed and evaluated by one week after the application deadline.

When will I receive email notification for my incomplete application?

Currently, OTS policy is to send email reminders to students with incomplete applications 1 week after the application deadline.

What if I am unsure if I meet the pre-requisites for this program?

Our Education Team can review unofficial transcripts and answer your concerns. Send us an email at reu.program@tropicalstudies.org, or fill out the contact us form below.

Remaining questions on the application process? Reach out to our NSF LSAMP REU department using the form below:

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