Faculty and Staff Resources

Course-Approval Process for Semester & Summer Students

While it is valuable for an Elon student to study abroad, it is important that he/she stay on track to graduate according to his/her four-year plan.  A student planning to study abroad needs to meet with his/her Academic Advisor and the Associate Registrar to have his/her possible courses approved.  The following are tools academic advisors may find helpful for course-planning sessions with students interested in studying abroad:

  • The course request packet includes the course-request form and instructions for filling out the form. 

  • This sample form shows a completed course-request form with comments on the process. 

  • The academic planning worksheets allow students to map out his/her four years at Elon and think through potential challenges of fitting a study-abroad experience in his/her four-year plan. 

  • The orientation schedule includes links to general orientation information and schedules for course-planning sessions (attendance at one course-planning session is mandatory for students, except for students studying abroad at one of the Elon Centers Abroad), and for program-specific orientations (all program-specific orientations are mandatory).

It is recommended that students have more courses than they need in order to plan to register for approval by the Associate Registrar in case course-availability changes while students are abroad.  Appointments with the Associate Registrar can be made by calling 336-278-6677 or stopping by Alamance 102.

Several programs require students to list the courses they intend to take in the program-specific application.  Therefore, advise your students to begin the course-request process as soon as possible, even before they have been accepted into their programs.  Course approval does not guarantee acceptance to a program.