Faculty-Led Course Approval Process

This guide is for GVSU students participating in GVSU faculty-led study abroad programs. Students who are NOT from GVSU can view External Student Information.

Step 1: Register for GVSU Courses

After you are accepted, register for the courses offered through the faculty-led program. Log on to myBanner, and select the appropriate semester, course(s), and corresponding faculty director.

If you have any questions regarding registering for courses, please contact your faculty-led program director.



Step 2: Fulfill General Education Credits (Optional)

Courses taken abroad can be used to fulfill General Education requirements including Issues, Foundations & Cultures and Supplemental Writing Skills.

Academic Policy

You will need to register for your program’s course(s) before you depart. Make sure you have completed any necessary credit approvals before your program begins. 

Whether you're taking courses to fulfill theme, major, minor, or general requirements, make sure you know ahead of time how these courses will help you work toward your degree. If you have any questions, contact your academic advisor.

Course Registration

GVSU Faculty-Led program courses require a permit to register for the class offered abroad. Once you have been accepted to the program and the course becomes available online, your faculty director will give you access to the course via web registration on myBanner.


GVSU Faculty-Led courses are taken for a grade because they are assessed by a GVSU professor (although, your faculty director may not be your only instructor). Understanding the specific nature of your program will help you determine the way in which you will be assessed and who will be assessing your work.

Page last modified November 30, 2017