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College of Applied Health Sciences

Important information:
• Completion of the Course Approval Summary Form is required before departure.
• All courses must be taken for letter grades.
• All courses taken abroad must be approved.
• Submit the Course Approval Summary Form to: AHS ARO, 211S Huff Hall.

If you are submitting your Course Approval Summary Form during the Fall 2020 semester, scan and email your completed form to Tina Klebek at klebek@illinois.edu.

This webpage is for students enrolled in the College of AHS that are studying abroad on a pre-approved program. To be considered a full-time Illinois student and qualify for financial aid, you must be enrolled in the minimum full-time academic load as defined by your host institution and complete 12 or more Illinois credit hours abroad. Students who receive the Monetary Award Program (MAP Grant) from the state of Illinois, are required to complete the equivalent of 15 Illinois credits.

Course Approval Instructions

Fill out the information on the top portion of the Course Approval Summary Form. It is your responsibility to neatly and accurately print this information (it is not the responsibility of Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange or your academic advisor.) Complete columns #1 and #2 before meeting with your advisor.

Subject/Number & Title of Course Abroad

List the titles of the courses offered at your host institution abroad. You may find information on course offerings for your particular term(s) abroad on the host institution’s website, within My Study Abroad, a course catalogue or a combination of these resources.

It is important to list the courses in the exact wording used by the host institution and list the subject and number of the course abroad (e.g. AUST 2022 Australian Studies).

Courses in the Course Approval Database? Y/N

Check the Course Approval Database to see if your courses have received prior approval.

Grade or CR/NC

AHS students must take study abroad coursework for a letter grade. In rare instances, a course may only be offered as CR/NC.

Students should bring the Course Approval Summary Form to a face-to-face meeting with your academic advisor. If the course has already been approved, you must print and bring a copy of the Course Approval Database approval with you to your meeting with your academic advisor. Your advisor will complete and sign the form in this meeting.

Please be sure to sign the completed form during your meeting with your academic advisor.

Once you have met with your academic advisor, you need to bring the completed form (with the Course Approval Database approvals) to the AHS Records Officer in room 211S Huff Hall for the college approval signature. The college will retain a copy of the Course Approval Summary Form.

Instructions for Study Abroad Course (299) Advisors

Grade or CR/NC

AHS students must take study abroad coursework for a letter grade. In rare instances, a course may only be offered as CR/NC.

Illinois Subject & Number/Level

  • For those courses found in the Course Approval Database, write in the course information as indicated on the database printout.
  • For those courses not found in the Course Approval Database, or for courses for which the student wishes to seek approval in a new subject area, the Study Abroad Course (299) Advisor in the corresponding subject area will fill out Column #4 based on information provided by the student. If you are the Study Abroad Course (299) Advisor for the subject area in question, enter the Illinois Subject and Number or Level. If this course has a direct Illinois equivalency, enter the Illinois Subject and Number (e.g., SPAN 210). If this course is acceptable as college-level transfer work in your department, enter Illinois Subject and Level (e.g., SPAN 2--).

Approval - completed by the Study Abroad Course (299) Advisor

If you approve the course, please enter “Y” in the box.

Disapproval

If you do not approve the course, please enter “N” in the box. The Office of the Registrar will process credit recommendation for non-approved courses taken abroad by identifying these courses as non-transferable course work. The nontransferable course work will not show on the student’s Illinois transcript.

Approver's Signature & Printed Name

Please print and sign your name. If you need to include a more detailed explanation use the “Comments” area on the front or back of the form.

Add to Course Approval Database? Y/N

If you approve this course to be added to the Course Approval Database, please enter “Y” in the box. Enter “N” if you do not recommend the course to be added. You can approve courses for individual students but opt not to add the course to the Course Approval Database if you would prefer to review the course on a case-by-case basis.

To be used by the Study Abroad Course (299) Advisor or Academic Advisor.

Instructions for Academic Advisors

Use of Credit

Please indicate what this course will be considered for upon the student’s return by using the following guide:

  • E: Elective Credit
  • GE: General Education
  • MJ: Major
  • MI: Minor
  • CR: Correlate
  • CN: Concentration

To be used by the Study Abroad Course (299) Advisor or Academic Advisor.

Please print and sign your name at the bottom of the form before returning it to the student.

This form will not be considered complete without your (the student’s) signature.

Return the completed form to the student for final processing or send directly to AHS ARO.