Deadlines vary depending upon each placement office. The Office of Skills and Experiential Learning maintains deadlines to ensure the externship program is open for all students and administered in a fair manner. Students are encouraged to apply early.
Various externships may have specific preferences. Students selected to extern in a federal government agencies should be aware that such agencies require an extensive background check. Once selected for the externship, students must be responsive to the time deadlines for a background check. Failure to fulfill that commitment will disqualify students from participation in the Field Placement Office. These government agencies also require students to be a U.S. citizen to apply.
Academic credit is never extended retroactively for fieldwork already performed.