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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any upcoming information sessions?

Please join us for an information session on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 5-6pm in the Ford Design Studio, 1.230 . If you are not able to attend the information session, download an information sheet about the Bay Area Immersion Program (PDF).

Can only students from the McCormick or Medill apply to the Bay Area Immersion Program?

Any Northwestern undergraduate student is encouraged and welcome to apply to the Bay Area Immersion Program. However, preference may be given to students from the McCormick School of Engineering and the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

During the Bay Area Immersion Program, will I take the Northwestern Engineering courses or the Medill courses?

Students participating in the Bay Area Immersion Program take all four courses together. There will be two courses offered by Northwestern Engineering (those course begin with the prefix DSGN) and two courses offered by Medill (those courses begin with the prefix JOUR).

Are there any prerequisites that I must take before the Bay Area Immersion Program?

Northwestern Engineering students who are admitted into the Bay Area Immersion Program are strongly encouraged to take the JOUR 390: "Media Innovation and Chicago’s Startup Culture" course in the Medill School during the fall 2018 quarter.

Medill students who are admitted into the Bay Area Immersion Program are required to take two courses the fall 2018 quarter: Design Thinking and Doing (DSGN 208) and JOUR 390: "Media Innovation and Chicago’s Startup Culture." Medill students will be allowed to use JOUR 390 to fulfill their 301 course requirement, or they may count it as an elective.

Will there be a wait list for students who are not accepted into the program?

Up to 6 students will be named alternates in the event that any of the enrolled students are unable to participate. The alternates will be invited to participate in the fall 2018 recommended coursework.
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