Post Application Process

Post-application acceptance

If your application is approved, you will be notified promptly and assigned to a program that fits with your interests. A Washington Center program staff member will then contact you to discuss the placement process. You will also be given password access to the Accepted Students section of the Washington Center website that will provide important information about your placement process, housing assignments and other general information.

If you submit a complete application by the regular deadline and meet the minimum eligibility requirements, the application fee will be refunded if you are not accepted into the program.

Post-internship process

After completing the internship, the liaison receives evaluation materials from the Washington Center and works with faculty to insure credit and grades are recorded.  Three recommendations for grades are sent to UCA’s liaison.  UCA’s liaison will work with chairs to insure that grades are recorded.

  • Agency Supervisor – The Agency Supervisor will provide a recommended letter grade and evaluation of the student’s performance at the internship.
  • Academic Course – The TWC course professor will provide a recommended letter grade and evaluation of the student’s academic performance in the TWC course.
  • TWC Program Advisor/Program Manager – The program advisor or manager will provide a recommended final letter grade and evaluation based upon the student’s performance in meeting the syllabus requirements, as evidenced by the student’s portfolio.

Credit for study and internship

The Washington Center does not issue academic credit.  UCA’s liaison works with students and appropriate faculty to line up appropriate courses and ensure credit. A preliminary list of courses for which you will receive credit from UCA should be given to the liaison when you apply.  A final list of courses should be sent to the liaison before you leave for your internship, and if courses change you must notify the liaison. Students will preregister for chosen courses the semester they are attending the Washington Center.