Academics

General Education Substitutions

Your school or college will decideĀ if specific study abroad coursesĀ can be used to fulfill General Education requirements.

Students should get pre-approval through CLAS Academic Service Center to determine if the courses you are planning to take abroad could count as General Education courses. In order to do a pre-approval request you should email clasasc@UConn.edu. You may petition the CLAS Academic Services Center for substitutions once all of your study abroad courses have been posted. Please complete the Study Abroad General Education Request form found on the CLAS webpage. If the course has already been approved as a substitution, you still need to apply for the substitution by filling out the form. If the course has not been approved, you need to send a syllabus along with the completed form.

Education majors should make an appointment with Ann Traynor to discuss and review course substitutions for general education requirements.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AgNR) will usually follow the same list of pre-approved general education substitutions as accepted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students will need to contact departments and/or Patricia Jepson for questions regarding requirements for their majors, and may also request additional courses to be reviewed for general education requirements.

Engineering majors should make an appointment with Dean Wood or Brian Schwartz to discuss and review course substitutions for general education requirements.

Business majors should make an appointment with Brandy Nelson, Office of Undergraduate Advising, BUSN 248, to discuss and review possible course substitutions for both University and School of Business general education requirements prior to studying abroad. You may reach her at undergrad@business.uconn.edu or by making a phone appointment 860-486-2315. After returning from study abroad and once all courses have been posted, students must submit a Substitution Request Form along with an unofficial transcript, a course description and syllabus, and, if appropriate, copies of any earlier e-mails, etc., indicating prior approval of the course. Substitution Request Forms are available online and in BUSN 248.

Consult the appropriate Dean or Advisor to discuss and review course substitutions for general education requirements.