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Study Abroad Course Approval

All UT Arlington students are required to submit the Study Abroad Course Approval Form (study abroad course approval.pdf) during the study abroad application process.  Students must seek UT Arlington departmental approval for all courses taken while a participant on a UTA Study Abroad program. 

  • Students attending Reciprocal Exchange Programs will receive UTA resident credit in letter grade format.  Examples of Reciprocal Exchange Programs include University of Leicester, Yamagata University, Yonsei University.
  • Students attending Affiliated Study Abroad Programs will receive UTA resident credit in pass/fail format.  Examples of Affiliated Study Abroad Programs include the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), International Studies Abroad (ISA), Study Abroad Italy (SAI).

What the student is asking you to do is review the course description and indicate whether or not this course can earn UTA credit by signing in the appropriate field on the form.  As this is a departmental decision, we are asking for your signature first.  The student will also discuss the proposed plan of study with his/her degree plan supervisor to determine how the courses taken abroad will count in the degree plan.

  • Students on Reciprocal Exchange Programs will be registered in a study abroad course labeled EXCH and carrying a number that matches the level and number of hours of the UTA equivalent you assign.  Example: EXCH 1491.001
  • Students on Affiliated Study Abroad Programs will be registered in a study abroad course labeled ASA and carrying a number that matches the level and number of hours of the UTA equivalent you assign.  Example: ASA 1491.001

If no direct equivalency for the course exists in your departmental inventory, it will still be helpful for you to indicate the level and number of credit-hours appropriate to the course measured against UT Arlington standards.  Many times a special topics or conference course is used when there is not a direct equivalent.  Example: SPAN 33xx, Spanish Elective

After completion of the program, the transcript will be sent to the Office of International Education, and the Director of Study Abroad will enter the grades into the MyMav system.  Your signature before the student leaves will expedite the process of awarding credit when the transcript arrives. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 817.272.1120 or studyabroad@uta.edu.

UT Arlington Study Abroad is excited to introduce our new interactive website.  Please be patient with us as we continue to update and add new content throughout the site.  Contact studyabroad@uta.edu if any content is incorrect or out-of-date.


Last modified 09/04/2013