Use the Course Planning Form
- see form for complete instructions.
Course Planning Form Process
Students bring course descriptions to appropriate department chairs for each course. Department Chairs or their designees determine if the foreign course has a UI equivalent or not.
If the course does have a UI equivalent, the Department Chair enters the UI course equivalent information on the form. If the course does not have a UI equivalent, the Department Chair enters 000 as the course number and determines if the course is worth upper-division, lower-division, or graduate-level credit and enters this information on the form.
Department Chairs have already articulated USAC Specialty Program courses. These articulations can be found on UI Registrar's Office website
The student then meets with their academic advisor for overall program approval and to determine how each course will fit into their graduation requirements. The Academic Advisor signs the form to give approval overall program approval.
The College Dean's signature is then needed in order for any upper-division study abroad coursework to count towards the UI residency requirement.
The Registrar will then determine credit amounts for each foreign course and sign the form.
The form is then submitted to and signed by a Study Abroad staff member.