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Pre-Approval of Course Credit

In preparation for study abroad, students need to seek pre-approval of their intended courses from the chair or designee of the department(s) for which they wish to receive credit. (The only exception is in regards to W&M faculty-led summer programs, for which students do not need course pre-approval as the courses will have already been approved.)

To obtain department pre-approval, you must fill out a Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval Form (.doc) and take it to the appropriate department chairs or designees for their signature. You must also submit a  detailed descriptions of your intended courses and a copy of your W&M degree evaluation printed from myWM.

Please allow sufficient time for faculty approvals.  It may take up to one or two weeks to obtain approval.  Pre-approval forms do NOT need to be turned into the Reves Center by the registration/appliccation deadline.  It is receommended that you do submit them before you leave campus the semester prior to studying abroad.

Once completed, return the Pre-Arrival Form to the Reves Center.

Be aware that certain departments have special requirements and regulations for credit approval and/or may only issue post-approval of course credit.