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Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Information for the Applicant

Please read these directions carefully before filling out this application, and make sure all pertinent questions are answered completely and accurately.
IMPORTANT: Please do not submit an application until you have a confirmed sponsor from our scientific staff.

Applications for the Guest Student Program are accepted year-round.

GS Eligibility: College undergraduate or graduate students.

STEP ONE: Complete and submit this electronic Guest Student application form.

STEP TWO: Email the following supporting documents to guest-student-coordinator@whoi.edu

  • A current CV or resume that shows educational background and work experience
  • PDF file of your unofficial graduate OR undergraduate transcript (whichever applies to your current university standing)
  • A statement of interest, no longer than two double-spaced typewritten pages, that addresses the following three questions:
    1. Your reason/s for applying for a guest student appointment.
    2. How would it benefit you at this point in your education and career plans?
    3. What specific area of research are you interested in and why?

STEP THREE: Please supply at least two written recommendations from your professors. Email the following link to your reference writers [Reference forms] OR print paper copies of the forms. Completed references can be emailed to guest-student-coordinator@whoi.edu OR mailed to the address below. (Separate letters of recommendation may also be submitted in addition to or in place of reference forms.)

STEP FOUR: Request that an official transcript and/or other official documents of your current graduate OR undergraduate school record be mailed to the Academic Programs Office.
Please have your University mail sealed transcripts to:

Undergraduate Programs Coordinator
Academic Programs Office, MS#31
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
360 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1541

 

High School Students

Advanced high school students enrolled in Upper Cape and Island schools are eligible to apply as guest students.

Information for the Applicant

Please read these directions carefully before filling out this application, and make sure all pertinent questions are answered completely and accurately.
IMPORTANT: Please do not submit an application until you have a confirmed sponsor from our scientific staff.

Applications for the High School Guest Student Program are accepted year-round.

HSGS Eligibility: Advanced Upper Cape or Island high school students.

STEP 1: Complete and submit this electronic Guest Student application form.

STEP TWO: Email the following supporting documents to guest-student-coordinator@whoi.edu

  • PDF file of your high school transcript
  • A statement of interest, no longer than two double-spaced typewritten pages, that addresses the following three questions:
    1. Why do you want to be a guest student?
    2. How would it benefit you at this point in your education?
    3. What area of research are you most interested in and why?

STEP THREE: Please supply two written recommendations from your teachers. Email the following link to your reference writers [Reference forms] OR print paper copies of the forms. Completed references can be emailed to guest-student-coordinator@whoi.edu OR mailed to the address below. (Separate letters of recommendation may also be submitted in addition to or in place of reference forms.)

STEP FOUR: Request that an official high school transcript be mailed to the Academic Programs Office. Please have your school mail sealed transcripts to:

Undergraduate Programs Coordinator
Academic Programs Office, MS#31
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
360 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1541

Application Deadlines

None, Guest Student applications are accepted year-round.

Last updated: March 26, 2014