All students participate in Friday programming helping you make the transition from academic to professional, in the form of academic enrichment, lectures, professional development, guest speakers, and reflection--all of which leads to the completion of an academic portfolio.
This is the seminar that, when paired with the internship, makes the experience worthy of UNH academic credit.
One Evening Class: Independent study
Students are required to enroll in one TWC evening course. There are over a dozen to choose from.
All courses have a maximum enrollment of 18 participants.
TWC employs highly qualified faculty to teach these upper-level, seminar-style courses.
UNH awards four credits for this class; students may work with UNH faculty to determine if the course can satisfy a major or minor requirement.
Students remain enrolled at, and receive academic credit from UNH.
Credit is awarded based on an evaluation performed by The Washington Centerstaff, the internship site supervisor, TWC faculty, UNH campus liaison, and UNH faculty sponsor.
Beginning in Fall 2019, all TWC courses are for letter grades and are calculated into your UNH GPA.
Fall or spring semester provide a total of 16 credits (8 for the internship, 4 for LEAD seminar, 4 for the evening class). Summer session, which is just 10 weeks long, is 12 credits (4 for the internship, 4 for LEAD seminar, 4 for the evening class). For a great comparison of summer to the academic year experience, visit this page.
Students pay their usual UNH tuition and fees (a few fees are dropped)
Housing is billed from and paid directly to The Washington Center, for those who choose to live in their housing, which we strongly recommend.
Financial aid is applied for and received from UNH.
Some financial assistance may be awarded by TWC, in the form of awards to defray part of the cost of TWC housing.
Outside sources of funding may be available for qualifying student (such as The New Hampshire State Society, or the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Scholarship. Students may also utilize NHEAF loans and other educational resources to pay for TWC.