Academics

General Education Substitutions

Your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses 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. 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.

Students meet with Meagan Ridder in the Academic Programs Office to determine if coursework abroad could count as General Education courses.  Please come prepared with a course description and copies of all syllabi.

To make an appointment with Meagan, please use sandbox.uconn.edu.

School of Engineering students should contact Whitney Losapio, Undergraduate Programs Office, Engineering II (EII) Building 304 to discuss and review possible course substitutions for general education requirements. You may reach out to her at whitney.losapio@uconn.edu or make an appointment at http://sandbox.uconn.edu. Please come prepared with a course description, copies of all syllabi, and, if appropriate, any emails detailing prior approval of the course(s).

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.