College of Fine & Applied Arts
• Completion of the Course Approval Summary Form is required before departure.
• Grading options must be decided by mid-term.
• All courses taken abroad must be approved.
• Submit the Course Approval Summary Form to: FAA Academic Affairs Office - Room 110, Architecture Building.
This webpage is for students enrolled in the College of Fine and Applied Arts that are studying abroad on a pre-approved program. To be considered a full-time Illinois student and qualify for financial aid, you must be enrolled in the minimum full-time academic load as defined by your host institution and complete 12 or more Illinois credit hours abroad. Students who receive the Monetary Award Program (MAP Grant) from the state of Illinois, are required to complete the equivalent of 15 Illinois credits.
Before you meet with your Academic Advisor, please find information on course offerings for your particular term(s) abroad on the host institution’s website, My Study Abroad, a course catalogue or a combination of these resources.
Course Approval Instructions
Fill out the information that is requested on the top portion of the Course Approval Summary Form. It is your responsibility, as the student, to neatly and accurately print this information (it is not the responsibility of Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange or your academic advisor).
Instructions for Columns
Follow the instructions in order.
If you change your course plan after you arrive at the host institution, please notify the College of FAA Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at (217) 333-6061, FAX: (217) 333-2154, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must obtain approvals for all courses taken abroad. If the courses that were pre-approved do not match the courses actually taken abroad, you must obtain approval for all additional courses upon your return.
Upon your return to Illinois, you also must be prepared to provide an appropriate record of the course work, such as a course syllabus, detailed outline, portfolio, samples of work, etc. A course content review, portfolio review, or language proficiency review may be required in order to receive final course credit in some programs.