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 are the W&M faculty-led summer, La Plata and Sevilla semester 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 (.pdf) 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. Be aware that certain departments have special requirements and regulations for credit approval and/or may only issue post-approval of course credit.
Please allow sufficient time for faculty approvals. It may take up to two or three weeks to obtain approval. Pre-approval forms do NOT need to be turned into the Reves Center by the registration/application deadline. It is recommended that you do submit them before you leave campus the semester prior to studying abroad.
Once completed, return the Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval Form to the Reves Center.