Institutional Questionnaire

We would like to better understand the ways in which our partnership works, so we hope that you will help us to confirm or clarify a few points regarding arrangements in place at your institution.






Please confirm the number of credits/hours/units/courses that students at your institution receive for the following components of TWC's program during the 15-week semesters and 10-week summer term or quarter. (Please indicate the specific number, ranging between 0–16):








Please describe any additional requirements (i.e. research paper, independent study, online course, journals, presentation, etc.) that your students must complete while participating in The Washington Center program.











Please describe any additional requirements (i.e. research paper, independent study, online course, journals, presentation, etc.) that your students must complete while participating in The Washington Center program.




Please elaborate on any of the above fields as needed. For example, if you award credit in one large block or combine credit for the internship/Leadership Forum, we would appreciate any clarification. Likewise, if the credit is provided in a range (i.e. Internship: 6-9), please clarify here.



How many credits/hours/units/courses do students generally earn for a course (i.e. 3 hours, 4 credits, etc.) and what is a typical load for students during a fall/spring semester or quarter on campus?


Is credit for TWC at your institution assigned a grade or considered pass/fail?


Please provide any further detail regarding student grades/evaluations on your campus.


Are students able to receive credit within their major/minor or for other institutional requirements, or is all credit elective?


Does credit for TWC vary by department/major at your institution?


If above reply is Yes, please expand upon this answer.


Does your institution have an entry for The Washington Center in its course catalog?


If above reply is Yes, please expand upon this answer.


Are internships required in any departments on your campus?


If above reply is Yes, please expand upon this answer.




Do you require students to complete their application prior to TWC's published deadlines for each term?


If above reply is Yes, please specify timelines for fall, spring, and summer (if applicable).


Do students need to coordinate their participation with an additional faculty or staff member on campus (aside from the designated liaison/s)?


If above reply is Yes or Sometimes, please expand upon this answer.


Does your institution have any eligibility requirements or application procedures beyond those established by TWC (i.e. a higher GPA minimum, junior/senior standing, course prerequisites, etc.)? If so, what is needed to qualify?



To whom is the TWC invoice sent for the following:










Please use this space to further describe billing arrangements, particularly in the case of any Other responses provided above.



Are students generally able to retain their regular financial aid package during a semester/summer with The Washington Center?


Please explain any exceptions.


What, if anything, are students generally billed by your institution when they participate in our program (i.e. tuition, TWC program fee, on-campus room charge, TWC housing fee, off-campus study fee, nothing, etc.)? Does this arrangement differ in the summer?


Is there any special on-campus funding students can access to support their participation in TWC (beyond their regular financial aid package)? If so, from where?


If TWC awards scholarship funding to one of your students, does he/she see this aid as a deducation on his/her student account? (Please answer only if TWC sends an invoice to your campus.)


If above reply is No, please expand upon this answer.





Do you have TWC information available on your institution's website? If so, please share the link.


Do you prepare sample budgets for students to help them anticipate their cost of participation in TWC?


Please share with us any resources that you produce to complement the TWC promotional materials (sample budget, flyer, etc.).


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