Study Abroad Course Approvals

Requirements and instructions for course approvals vary by college, so please make sure you visit the Study Abroad Website and read all of the information carefully, and discuss with your College Office.

Before Courses May be Approved, you must:
  • Be Approved for the Study Abroad Program. To avoid unnecessary work, please only complete once you have been fully approved for your program. Offices get a large number of requests for course approvals, so completing prior to being accepted into one specific program will cause delays and unnecessary work for administrators. If you are concerned about the course offerings in your area, please consult with your academic advisor first, to determine the process.
  • Wait until your College/Program requires courses to be articulated and follow their process/deadlines. Some programs do not require courses to be pre-articulated, 
  • Check the Course DatabaseMany course articulations already exist. Please make sure you have already checked the database to see what courses are already listed for your program as you do not need to have these articulated.
  • Look over the course content to ensure you are contacting the correct Department for articulation. See below for information on Economics Course Articulations, or the Study Abroad Website for other contacts.
Economics Course Articulations

Make sure you have read the information above first, and have consulted with your College Office to ensure you are following the correct guidelines. The below are to have courses approved within Economics.

Step 1:

Print Study Abroad Course Approval Form

Step 2:

Complete Form, including: 
-Student Information at the top
-Column 1, 2, & 3
-If you Marked 'Y' for in the Course Database, you may include the articulation listed in Column 4 and you do not need an articulation (otherwise, LEAVE BLANK!)
Please note: Some colleges will have you complete your credit designation (Graded or Credit/No-Credit) using an online form. Please check with them on guidelines.

Step 3:

Print All Course Information you are able to find on the institution website (syllabus, course description, etc.) for courses you would like articulated.

Make sure that you have verified the course will be offered during the term you will be studying abroad, and look over all courses to ensure you fit the qualifications (prerequisites) to take the class PRIOR to having the courses articulated, to avoid unnecessary work.

Step 4:

Bring Study Abroad Form and Course Information for ECON Courses to 214 David Kinley Hall (DKH) during regular business hours (M-F 8:30am-12pm/1-4:45pm, except holidays) and drop off at the front desk.
*Please make sure you have these as organized as possible~ include a note on which course(s) we should articulate. Also make sure you have included as much information as possible. Courses may be articulated at a lower/more generic level if it can't be determined (or may not be articulated at all).

Our Office will contact you when the form is ready for pick-up. Please make sure to gather this form within 1-2 business days. Forms left for more than 2 weeks without prior arrangement may be destroyed.

Step 5: Gather all course articulations for the courses you need, then bring to your Academic Advisor (per their guidelines) to have them sign at the bottom, then you will sign, then you will bring to your College Office.
Important
  • Our Office will do our best to have your form ready within 2-3 business days, but it may be delayed during peak times in the semester and if the person articulating courses is out of the office. Plan far in advance! It is your responsibility to ensure you are providing plenty of time for this process to be completed by deadlines.
  • Please make sure you do not lose this form, and that you have followed all directions outlined by your College Office to ensure form is filed correctly.
  • Sometimes you may not have provided enough information for a full articulation, so you will be asked to keep all information, coursework, etc. from the course and bring back after for a complete articulation. Please make sure you save all work, just in-case.
Off-Campus Students

If you are off-campus for the semester, please email econug@illinois.edu and include all necessary information for course approvals. Please make sure you have checked your College procedures prior to having courses articulated, to ensure you do not need to wait until you return.

Our office only articulates economics courses (please contact other department 299 advisors for course articulations within their discipline).

Economics Student Form Approval

Declared economics majors must have their study abroad approval summary form signed by an economics advisor prior to bringing the form to the LAS College Office. These forms will only be signed if you have all of the articulations complete. Please drop these off in 214 DKH, and you will be notified when they are ready to be picked-up.

Economics Major Advising

If you are unsure about the course requirements you have remaining in the economics major, or would like to discuss courses in-depth, please make an appointment through our online scheduling system to meet with an economics advisor.

Questions

Please contact econug@illinois.edu if you have any questions.