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Step 1: Determine, with your academic advisor(s), if you are going to fulfill any specific degree requirements while abroad.

 

Step 2: Research the classes that you're interested in taking on your Education Abroad program.

  • Use your program's webpage to determine what classes will be offered during the term you are abroad, credit amounts, upper- v. lower-division designations, and to access course syllabi/descriptions. You will need syllabi/course descriptions for any course you submit for evaluation.
  • Use the Course Approvals List to determine if the courses you are interested in have been approved for the credit you need/ want.

Step 3: Complete the appropriate course planning and evaluation forms below.

  • If you're completing an internship, use the Internship Credit Approval Form instead of the forms linked below.
  • Check that the course number and title match. If the course number or course title has changed, it's considered a different course and posted approvals will not apply. 
  • Course evaluations can take 3-5 weeks, be sure to submit forms early!
  

Course Planning & Evaluation Forms by School / College

Course planning and evaluation procedures vary by school / college. To view the course planning and evaluation forms relevant to your school / college see below. Before completing the form, be sure to review the important considerations below and those outlined on the forms themselves.

Important Considerations when Submitting Course Evaluation Forms

  • Submit a different form for each major, minor, or certificate course evaluation, do not list course evaluation requests for different departmental approvals all on one form.

  • Major/Minor/Certificate evaluations should be sent to the appropriate academic advisor. If you are submitting courses to be evaluated for minor credit, be sure to list your minor advisor on the first step of the form.

  • Do not include any A&S Gen Ed classes on this form as your academic department cannot evaluate courses for this kind of credit.

  • When possible, try to have twice as many courses approved for the credit you need as you plan to take abroad. This will give you back-up options in case courses are cancelled, you have scheduling conflicts when registering, etc. Allow yourself as much flexibility with the degree requirements you’re trying to fulfill abroad as possible.

  • It can take several weeks for evaluation requests to be processed, so start on this early.

   
  • If a course is on the Course Approvals List for A&S Gen Ed, it has been evaluated for all areas, and is not eligible for any other areas.

  • Courses already listed as pre-approved for the credit you need on the Course Approvals List don't need to be submitted on this form. Let your advisor know that you're planning on completing some Gen Ed requirements while you're abroad, though, and they'll let you know if they have any concerns about your academic plan.

  • Courses approved for A&S Gen Ed Diversity and Written Communication requirements must be worth at least 2.7 credits at CU. Other A&S Gen Ed courses do not have a minimum credit requirement.

  • When possible, try to have twice as many courses approved for the credit you need as you plan to take abroad. This will give you back-up options in case courses are cancelled, you have scheduling conflicts when registering, etc. Allow yourself as much flexibility with the degree requirements you’re trying to fulfill abroad as possible.

  • For MAPS evaluations you must supply a full syllabus, not just a course description.

  • Courses that are fewer than 2.7 credits will not fulfill MAPS, even if the content was approved for MAPS.