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.