The Application Process
Here are the steps students take to find out about the D.C.
Program and apply for it.
All juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible
to apply for the D.C. Program. If you are interested in applying
but do not meet these requirements, please contact the D.C. Program
- Meet with your academic advisor and decide which semester would
be best for you to spend in D.C.
- Contact the D.C. Program Coordinator
in Jordan Hall 153 with the following information:
Which semester you plan on going to D.C., your advisor, your
expected graduation date and your major.
- Attend a D.C. Program Informational Meeting. Three meetings are
held each semester. You can find out the dates of the DC
Program Info meetings by: checking the Washington, D.C.
Semester website, looking for listserv and Butler
Connection messages, or contacting the D.C. Program office.
The Remaining Steps Should Not Be Taken Until You Know
For Certain When You Are Applying To The DC Program.
- Students apply to the DC program the semester prior to the one
they will spend in DC. For example, if a students wishes to spend
Spring 2010 in DC, he/she starts the application process during
the Fall 2009 semester. Application materials are available to
download below. They are also available in the D.C. Program office
(Jordan 153). The DC Program application consists of:
Application Form (Word)
- Attend one of the DC Program informational meetings the
semester prior to the one you want to spend in DC - even if you
have already been to one of them. Attending one of the
informational meetings the semester prior to when you want to
participate ensures that you have the most current information.
Applications will be available at the meetings. You will learn
which classes will be offered in D.C. and you will be able to make
an appointment with Ivo Spalatin.
- Make an appointment with Ivo Spalatin. Mr. Spalatin, our
internship coordinator in D.C., visits campus every semester to
interview students. You MUST meet with Mr. Spalatin in order to be
considered for the D.C. Program. If you don't have a chance to make
an appointment with him at one of the meetings, please
contact Dr. Judi Morrel to do so.
- Meet with Ivo Spalatin to discuss your academic and career
interests, and possible internship sites in D.C.
- Submit a completed application package by the application
deadline to the D.C. Program office. Application deadlines usually
fall during the week Ivo Spalatin visits Butler, or the week after.
You will receive an email once she has your completed application
- Check your mail and email to find out if you have been accepted
into the DC Program. Letters are usually mailed one week after the
application deadline. Those accepted into the DC Program will
receive further instructions regarding registration procedures. If
accepted into the program, you WILL NOT register for classes with
your advisor. A meeting will be held to go over registration