Application Periods

Applications to the CFS program must be submitted within the set application period unless the student has already secured an internship. See below to learn when you should apply. Please note that class offerings vary by quarter: see our Class Schedule. The application process is competitive. Application directions and requirements are distributed at our information sessions. Please note: We will not accept application submissions prior to the open of the application period.

CFS Application Periods

Quarter

Application Period

Spring 2018

Opens: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:00pm

Final Extended Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:00am (still accepting late applications for a few of our classes; please email us at cfs@northwestern.edu and describe your interest)

Field Studies in Business Culture online: For students interning out-of-state or those who secure their own internship.  Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018 OR before if the class fills (applications reviewed on a rolling basis, class size 14 students)

Summer 2018

Opens: Friday, January 26, 2018 at 4:00pm

Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:00am

Extended Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9am (some classes may have limited spaces)

Analysis of Field Experience online:  Opens: January 26, 2018  Deadline: June 5, 2018

Field Studies in Business Culture online: For students interning out-of-state or those who secure their own internship.  Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018 OR before if the class fills (applications reviewed on a rolling basis, class size 14 students)

Fall
2018

Opens: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

Deadline: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00am

Field Studies in Business Culture online: For students interning out-of-state or those who secure their own internship.  Deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2018 OR before if the course fills (applications reviewed on a rolling basis, class size 14 students)

Applying outside of the application periods

Students may apply to participate in a CFS class outside of the application periods if: 

  1. The student has secured their own internship or
  2. There is space available in the CFS class they wish to apply for.

Please contact us at cfs@northwestern.edu to inquire if your late application would be accepted. 

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