New Course Approvals
General Information about Course Approvals:
- The Office for International Programs strongly recommends that you go through the course approval process before your departure.
- Course approvals are not required for the following programs: Rome Center, Beijing Center, Vietnam Center, Faculty Led J-Term or Summer programs.
- The Office for International Programs realizes that sometimes there can be changes to your original course selections while abroad. This may occur due to classes not being offered, timetable changes, and switching into courses that are more applicable to your studies.
- If your courses do change while abroad, you should try and obtain new approvals as soon as possible. This will help to make sure that if the courses cannot be approved as you hope you still have a chance to sign up for other ones.
- You should not plan on getting courses approved retroactively when back on campus once your program is over.
Obtaining a New Course Approval:
- The process for getting course approvals is the same regardless of when they happen. You need to contact your academic advisor for Core approvals and the department for major or minor credit.
- Since you are abroad, you do not have to use the course approval form. It may be easier to simply e-mail the course information to the designated approver and request that the course be reviewed instead of using the form and getting a signature. If you obtain a new approval via email, make sure you forward it OIP and you academic advisor so your files can be updated.
- If you would like to take a course that is already approved in the Course Approval Database, you do not need to use the Database Approval Form. Instead you can simply email OIP and your academic advisor with the name of the course and the approval as it appears in the database.