Academic Planning

UCSC Faculty-led Programs

All courses taken on a UCSC Faculty-led program are accredited UC Santa Cruz courses. The courses may also fulfill major, minor, graduation, and general education requirements. Non-UC Santa Cruz students should check with their academic advisor to determine how the units will apply towards major, minor, or graduation requirements. For classes that are not pre-approved to fulfill a requirement, you will be responsible for bringing back syllabi, tests, homework, etc. from abroad and filing a course petition with the corresponding department or college. Only after the petition has passed will the class be counted towards your requirements.  


UCEAP

Since you are going abroad with the UC system, all courses will be counted as UC credit, meaning you will receieve the units and grades for your abroad courses. This does NOT mean that classes taken abroad will automatically count for your major, minor, college, or general education requirements. You will be responsible for bringing back syllabi, tests, homework, etc. from abroad and filing a course petition with the corresponding department or college. Only after the petition has passed will the class be counted towards your requirements. To better your chances of a successful petition, speak with your academic advisor from your department or college before applying to a program.


Other UC Study Abroad Programs

Since you are going abroad with another UC, all courses will be counted as UC credit, meaning you will receieve the units and grades for your abroad courses. This does NOT mean that classes taken abroad will automatically count for your major, minor, college, or general education requirements. You will be responsible for bringing back syllabi, tests, homework, etc. from abroad and filing a course petition with the corresponding department or college. Only after the petition has passed will the class be counted towards your requirements. To better your chances of a successful petition, speak with your academic advisor from your department or college before applying to a program.


Non-UC Study Abroad Pograms

When going abroad with Non-UC Study Abroad Program, classes that you take abroad will be counted as transfer units. You still recieve the units and grades from your abroad courses, the only difference is that they will not factor into your GPA. This does NOT mean that classes taken abroad will automatically count for your major, minor, college, or general education requirements. You will be responsible for bringing back syllabi, tests, homework, etc. from abroad and filing a course petition with the corresponding department or college. Only after the petition has passed will the class be counted towards your requirements. To better your chances of a successful petition, speak with your academic advisor from your department or college before applying to a program.