Application and Admission Process

Field School Prerequisites
At least one introductory level course in archaeology.  An Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 1300 at U.W.) that covers theory and method is preferred.  Additional courses in anthropology, history, geology and other relevant disciplines are a plus, but are not required.

What you need to do to enroll in the field school:
  1. Complete the Field School application by February 1, 2017 (to be considered for funding).  Absolute deadline is March 15, 2017. See below.
  2. Once you have received an email (from Dr. Ahern) admitting you to the field school, you will need to:
    • If you are not a U.W. student, apply for "non-degree undergraduate" admission to the University of Wyoming and pay the admission fee.
    • Formally register for the the course (ANTH 4140 - Section # to be announced ASAP).  Registration is handled through WyoWeb (see the Registrar's website for more information on registration).  You will need to email Keith Kanbe ( in the Anthropology Department in order to register for the course.
    • Pay the the International Field School: Croatia supplemental fee 1 ($400) no later than March 15, 2017 (paid by check or money order to the U.W. Department of Anthropology). 
      • This fee is non-refundable and will reserve your place in the field school.
    • Pay the ANTH 4140 Field School fee ($2100) no later than May 31, 2017 (paid to the U.W. Cashier's Office along with tuition and student fees)
    • Pay U.W. tuition and fees
    • Pay for student international travel insurance and the U.W. Study Abroad Fee.
February 1, 2017: Deadline for field school applications if the applicant wishes to be eligible for a group application for U.W. supplemental funding (to help defray tuition and fee costs for the participants). Apply for a passport if you do not already have one.
March/April, 2017: Purchase your roundtrip air tickets (you can wait until later, but you will likely pay more and have more awkward, multi-stop trips).
March 15, 2017: Deadline for all field school applications.
March 15, 2017: International Field School: Croatia supplemental fee 1 ($400) due to the U.W. Department of Anthropology 
Mid-May, 2017 - two day, intensive pre-field training session (on-campus at the Anthropology Building).  If you are not local, we still would encourage you to attend this two day session (and we can help arrange for lodging).  However, if you are not able to come, we will try to make alternative arrangements.
May 31, 2017: ANTH 4140 Field School Fee ($2100) due to U.W. Cashier's Office.
June 15, 2017: Must have paid for and secured student international travel insurance. Must have paid the U.W. Study Abroad fee.
June 21, 2017: Must arrive in Zagreb, Croatia by the evening of this day.

The online application is now available. Please note that this is only the application for the field school.  It is not an application for admission to the University of Wyoming, and you must be admitted by U.W. before you can register for the field school.  You do not need to be admitted to U.W. before you fill out the following application.  Field school admission will be based upon your application, your provided references, available funding, available 'seats' in the class, and the discretion of the field school instructors.

Go HERE to fill out the online application.