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For WHOI personnel and vendors: COVID-19 Guidelines


Information for the Applicant

Please read the directions carefully before filling out this application and make sure all pertinent questions are answered completely and accurately.

Guest Student Eligibility:  College undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply as guest students at WHOI.

STEP 1:  Confirm a sponsor from our scientific or technical staff (see listings of areas of research).

STEP 2:  Complete and submit the Guest Student Application.  (If you begin an application and leave the site, you will be required to start the process over from the beginning when you return).

STEP 3:  Send us proof that you are enrolled as a student by emailing a PDF of your current unofficial transcript to both your WHOI sponsor and to  If your transcript does not show current enrollment (e.g., this semester), please have your university supply us with an enrollment verification letter confirming that you are currently enrolled.

STEP 4:  Have your university mail a sealed, official transcript (or enrollment verification letter) to:

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

Application Deadlines

None, guest student applications are accepted year round.