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Step 5: Meet with Your Academic Adviser

Academic advisers know WHEN students can go abroad based on their unique degree requirements.

Your assigned academic adviser will assist by pre-approving the credits you can earn abroad, ensuring that you remain on track to graduate. To be approved for a CCU Education Abroad program, students must select courses abroad that fit into their CCU degree plan; therefore, your academic adviser needs to be involved in the planning process.

If you are completing a semester or summer program through an exchange partner institution or a third-party provider, the Education Abroad Services Coordinator, Lori Patterson, will work with you and your academic adviser to identify appropriate classes that are available during the term you plan to be abroad.

Confirm Your Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years old by the time you go abroad.
  • You must be a sophomore by years, not credits. Students who began as freshman at CCU must complete two long semesters before becoming eligible to go abroad. Transfer students must complete one semester.
  • You must have a CCU GPA of 2.5 at the time of application. Please note that many programs have a higher GPA requirement than our GPA requirement.
  • You must be in good disciplinary standing at the time of application and remain so up to and including the term you plan to be abroad. If you are unsure whether you are in good standing, contact the Dean of Students Office.
  • You may may NOT go abroad in the last 15 hours of your degree plan (the same semester you plan to graduate) unless you participate in a faculty-led program.
  • You may postpone graduation to go abroad but must be enrolled at CCU in the U.S. during the term in which you graduate.