Getting Started

The Peace Corps Prep Program is open to all undergraduate students in all majors across the UWT campus. 

Step One: Meet with us

Take a few minutes to look through these program pages and PREPARE your questions. When you're ready, send us an email to let us know you're interested. We'll set up an appointment with you to go over all aspects of the program you'll need to consider and in the process, we'll answer those questions. [shelton8@uw.edu]

Step Two: Apply to the program

The Peace Corps Prep Program accepts applications annually. All applications are due on the first Monday in December at 5 p.m.

Click the button below to sign into DawgDen and begin your application. Don't worry, you can save your application at any point in the process and come back to finish it later.

Start your application

Step Three: Off to work you go

You've been accepted to the program! Now what? Your goal is to complete all program requirements. We will meet with you quarterly to review your progress as you make your way through the program.

Step Four: Receive the Peace Corps Prep Program certificate

Once you've completed all the program requirements, you will receive the Peace Corps Prep Program certificate. Congratulations!

Step Five: Go forth and make a difference in the world

It's time to put everything you've learned on the Peace Corps Prep Program to work: apply to join the Peace Corps! Whatever global adventure the future holds for you, we are confident you'll be ready.

How to achieve the greatest success

Take full advantage of all the program has to offer. To do this, we recommend that you apply to the program in your first, second or third academic year. Doing so will give you the best advantage: time. Help us set you up for success and give yourself the time you need not just to complete all components of the program but to do so in a meaningful way. Students in their fourth year or beyond will still be considered for the program; however, they will need to have already completed some components of the program to be accepted. Remember, some of the program requirements may already be part of your major!