Applying for Siena Bridge - Easy as 1, 2, 3

On this page you will find a basic overview of how to apply for the SIena Bridge study abroad program, the application review process, and how to confirm acceptance.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the application process in more detail, after reviewing this page, please email studyabroad@geneseo.edu or call the Study Abroad Office at 585-245-5546.

1.  Apply online

Horizons Log-in PageHorizons Log-in Page

To submit an application online, click the Apply button on the Siena Bridge program webpage.  This will bring you to the Geneseo Horizons log in portal (pictured at right). 

Geneseo students log in using the Central Authentication link in the middle column.

Students from another SUNY campus, non-Geneseo students, or students interested in the Siena Bridge program will need to regiaster and create an account before they can log in.   To do so, click on "Non-Geneseo Students Register Here."

Once you have logged in to Horizons, click the "Search Programs" tab at the top of the page and find the "Siena BRIDGE Semester Program."  Click the Apply button next to the program name.  You will then move through the application steps.  Here are a few notes:

  • Our application will require you to upload a scan of your current passport.  You may want to have your passport in-hand when applying.  If you do not have access to a scanner, simply skip the passport step on the application and send us a photocopy of your passport in the mail - our office can upload it for you.
  • The $20 application fee (cash, check, or money order payable to 'CAS International Programs') must be mailed or delivered directly to the Study Abroad Office.  Unfortunately we do not accept credit cards/online payment at this time.  See the Contact Us page for our mailing address.
  • Don't worry!  If you are missing any application materials, we will let you know!

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirming your submission.  At that point your application status will change from "Incomplete" to "Pending".  You can stop and restart your application at any time - just hit the "Save and Continue Later" button - but make sure that you actually submit the application by the deadline.  Once you submit your application, don't forget to pay the $20 application fee.

 

2.  Application review

Once you have submitted your application, and your application status shows up as "Pending", the Study Abroad Office will initiate the review process.  Previous academic performance, recommendations, Study Statement, and timely delivery of all application materials will be taken into account when determining who will be offered participation in this unique program.

At the completion of your application review, the Study Abroad Office will send you an admissions decision via email.   Your application status will change from "Pending" to "Approved", "Not-Approved", or "Waitlisted".  If you are Not-Approved or Waitlisted, we will provide you with a reason why.

 

3.  Confirm acceptance

If you receive an email informing you that you have been approved, then congratulations!  You've been accepted into the Geneseo Siena Bridge study abroad program!

You will be asked to submit a deposit and hand in the Admission Reply Form in order to confirm your spot on the program.  The acceptance email you receive from our office will give you exact details on how much your deposit will be and how to pay.  The Admission Reply Form is a sort of "agreement" you sign with our office acknowledging that you are participating in the program and that you agree to respond to all deadlines and communications from our office in a timely fashion.  If we do not receive your Admission Reply Form and deposit within 7 to 10 days of the approval of your application, we will offer your spot to another applicant.

Your acceptance email will also provide detailed information about the pre-departure steps you need to take!