Partnership Course Approval Process
This guide is for students participating in a GVSU Partnership Program.
Step 1: Research Courses Offered at the Host University
Research courses offered at the host university you've selected.
To access each university's course hand book: Program Search > Find your program > Courses > Click 'Course Options'
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:
Students requesting course approvals from the Seidman College of Business must provide the following information in order for their request to be considered:
- Institution/ Program
- Course name & #
- Course Syllabus
- Contact Hours
- US Credit Hours
- Website documenting this information
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.