Non-GVSU Course Approval Process
This guide is for students participating in a Non-GVSU Program.
Step 1: Research Courses Offered at the Host University
For Non-GVSU Programs:
Research courses offered at the host university you've selected. Course information can be found by visiting the non-GVSU provider's website.
Please note, not all courses that are listed will be offered every semester. For questions regarding courses (including requesting a syllabus) contact the Non-GVSU provider directly (i.e. ISA, CEA, etc.)
Step 2: Review Existing Course Equivalencies
Some courses have already been approved to transfer back to GVSU a certain way.
To view these courses, see Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies
If there is an existing course equivalency for the course you wish to take abroad, simply fill out the following form:
Step 3: Request a Course Equivalency
If the course you would like to take abroad has not already been approved, you will need to request a course equivalency from a relevant GVSU department to determine how the course would transfer back to GVSU.
To request a course equivalency, send an email (see Sample Email) or fill out the following form and send it to the appropriate department contact:
STEP 4: Send Forms to Padnos International Center
Send via email or paper copy
Step 5: Fulfill General Education Credits (Optional)
Courses taken abroad can be used to fulfill General Education requirements including Issues, Foundations & Cultures and Supplemental Writing Skills.