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Credit Approval

Study Abroad is a time to explore a new culture, make new friends, and expand your horizons—but don't forget that it's also a potential chance to earn credits toward your CSU San Marcos degree. Before you enroll in a Study Abroad program, you need to make sure that credits earned abroad with any program are accurately transferred and reflected in your CSUSM transcript.

Download and fill out the Study Abroad Credit Approval Form (click the link to download the PDF, which can be viewed using a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat). Return the completed form with faculty advisor signatures to the Study Abroad Advisor in Craven Hall 3200 before you enroll in a Study Abroad program.

Please note:

  • Any changes made to your proposed course work will require new faculty approval and signatures. 
  • Keep in contact with your Faculty Advisors and the Study Abroad Advisor as needed once you're abroad. A faculty member's email approval can be accepted in lieu of a signature. 
  • If your Study Abroad courses do not match those listed on your Study Abroad Credit Approval form, you will be required to obtain new faculty approval and signatures within two weeks of the semester's start otherwise all coursework will be entered as general elective credits.