Step 5: Meet with Your College Adviser
College advisers know WHEN students can go abroad based on their unique degree requirements.
To be approved for a CCU Education Abroad program, students work with the Education Abroad Services Coordinator to select courses abroad that fit into their CCU degree plan. Credit pre-approval for education abroad coursework is determined by the Center for Global Engagement in cooperation with the appropriate academic departments. If you are applying to an exchange partner or third-party provider program, you will be required to complete the Education Abroad Credit Pre-approval Form, which is provided during your initial advising appointment (Step 4). Then, your assigned academic or faculty adviser will review this Credit Pre-approval Form to ensure that the credits you plan to earn abroad will keep you on track to graduate.
For a list of education abroad courses that are already approved by CCU for credit transfer, please use the Education Abroad Course Equivalency Search Tool. Please note that final enrollment in any education abroad course is determined by the exchange partner or third-party provider program, not CCU; therefore, even if an education abroad course has received CCU credit pre-approval, CCU cannot guarantee students' class schedules abroad, which is why students must identify preferred courses as well as alternate courses.
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.