As you are finalizing your course schedules in your host country, please note that if you are planning on taking a course that was not pre-approved on your Academic Planning Form, you will need to follow the process below for adding a class to your schedule while abroad. Failure to receive the proper approval may result in your classes abroad not satisfying the Chapman equivalent course.
»Course Approvals While Abroad
+-Pre-Approved Courses and Evaluation of Courses
As a Chapman University study abroad/exchange student, you are required to register for a full-time academic course-load (the equivalent of 12-18 USA credits) at your host institution/program. In other words, you must enroll in the appropriate number of host university credits to make you full time at that institution. (Your Student Visa is dependent on you registering for a full time course load.)
Courses may not be taken on a pass-fail basis. It is expected that you register for classes that you have had pre-approved on your Academic Planning form. Internships may be awarded pass/no pass credit IF they have been pre-approved by the CGE prior to departure.
PLEASE NOTE: It may take up to 10 business days to review and approve a course submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Please plan in advance of any add/drop deadlines at your host institution.
+-Email to the Registrar’s Office
If you register for a class at your overseas institution that was not pre-approved prior to your departure, you must have the course(s) reviewed by the Registrar’s Office. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject Line of Email: Student Name, CU ID#, Semester Abroad (i.e. Fall 2012) & Host Institution Name
Body of the Email:
- Institution of where the course is taken
- A link to the course description from the institution’s site
- The general education, major, or minor requirement you want the course to satisfy
- A syllabus from the course, if a course description is not available
Please cc (carbon copy) the appropriate CGE staff member on all course correspondence.
Curriculum under disciplines not offered at Chapman may be excluded from approval depending on the nature of course, its academic content and its relevance to Chapman degree requirements. Students should keep this in mind when selecting courses.
If you would like grade translations/credit equivalencies information for your university, please contact the Center for Global Education.