API FAQ’s & Upcoming Application Deadlines

October 18, 2018

The time is now to apply to study abroad! We have several application deadlines coming up in the next few days. You’ll find them at the bottom of this post, but today we wanted to start out with an FAQ on some of the most common questions we get from applicants this time of year.

Student ice skating in Budapest, Hungary

1. My form is marked as “Pending”! When will this be marked off? 

We are marking off all received forms as soon as we can! At this time, it typically takes 3-5 days to mark off pending forms.

2. Did you receive my transcript / letter of recommendation / mailed forms?

Please be patient with mailed items such as official transcripts, as mail does typically take about 5-7 business days to reach us once it is mailed by you/your school. Your school may even take a few days to process your transcript request, which can add to the time it takes to arrive to us. Once it does, typically it will be marked as “complete” within 2 business days.

3. Can you accept an electronic transcript?

We accept electronic transcripts for SOME programs, but not all. The following locations and programs require a hard copy sent to our API Abroad offices: all Australia programs, all New Zealand programs, GEM Grenoble, all Cuba programs, UPO Seville (if GPA is below a 2.9), all Florence programs, Taormina, Rome LdM, 3 Cities Program (Italy), Tuscania, UAE, Barcelona’s Universitat Popeu Fabra & Universitat de Barcelona programs.

4. Who can write my letter of recommendation? 

Your letter of recommendation must come from someone who has taught you for at least one semester at the university level. This can be a professor, assistant professor, graduate assistant, lecturer, etc.

5. My application is complete. How long does it take to receive an acceptance? 

Semester students:If you have completed all materials that are available to you API may be able to issue you an acceptance (or provisional acceptance) within 5-7 business days of everything being marked as ‘complete’ in your @api account. Provisional acceptances designate that you meet all requirements for admission to the program, but we cannot fully accept you until the host university confirms your acceptance as well.
API students sit on stairs during a trip to Cadiz, Spain

With that in mind, here are some upcoming application deadlines!

October 20


International Business & Humanities Program at Corvinus University of Budapest


Interdisciplinary Program at Jagiellonian University of Krakow

San Joaquín de Flores

Spanish Language & Latin American Studies at Instituto San Joaquin de Flores

San Jose

Health in Latin America Program at ICDS
Development Studies in Latin America at ICDS
Art & Design Program at Universidad Veritas
Latin American Studies & Internship Program at Universidad Veritas
Multidisciplinary & Environmental Studies at Universidad Veritas

Santa Clara

Integrated Studies Program at Universidad Central Marta Abreu de las Villas

October 25


Hispanic and Multidisciplinary Integrated Studies at the Universidad de Cádiz
Hispanic Studies Program at the Universidad de Cádiz
Integrated Studies Program at the Universidad de Cádiz


Direct Enrollment Program at the National University of Ireland, Galway


Cuban & Caribbean Studies & Spanish Language Program at the Universidad de la Habana


Semester Program at London College of Fashion
Semester Programs at the University of the Arts London
Integrated Programs at the University of the Arts London

San Joaquín de Flores

Sustainability & Environmental Studies Program at Instituto San Joaquín de Flores


Direct Enrollment & Internship Program at Royal Thimphu College

LOTS more programs have deadlines at the end of the month! Check back on the API Abroad blog for more information next week.



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