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Academic Course Approval

All students must complete an Education Abroad Academic Approval Form (AAF) [PDF]. To complete this form, students must take the syllabus or course description of each class to be taken abroad to the course department at UK to determine the transfer course equivalency. For example a history course would need approval from the Department of History, a computer science course would need approval from the Computer Science Department, etc.  This is not required for students enrolling in UK-taught coursework.

Unfortunately, there are times when courses cannot be evaluated in advance. This is most commonly done for courses in which students must take a language placement exam upon arrival at the host institution or when the anticipated courses may not be known until arrival. When courses cannot be pre-approved, students should keep all course materials including syllabi, course descriptions, coursework, textbook information, etc. so that the course may be evaluated upon return to UK.

Students may reference their AAF online at any time. Once Education Abroad at UK receives the foreign transcript with the completed coursework, we will compare it to the AAF and, working with the UK Admissions office, add the credits to the student's UK transcript.