Study Abroad Questionnaire:
- Is there a specific time frame in which students are required to declare a major in your department? If yes, when?
Students should declare their major by their Junior Year.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
The Undergraduate Adviser signs the forms.
- Should students make an appointment to have their academic planning form signed in your department? If so, do they need to bring a transcript or any other supplemental materials with them to their appointment?
Students can either make an appointment or come in during drop-in hours to get their form signed. No other supplemental materials are necessary. It is not recommended that students go abroad during the fall or spring semester of their junior or senior year, but it is possible to go abroad in the summer. Students who plan early can go abroad their sophomore year, as long as they are on track with their Chemistry and Biology requirements.
- What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?
Students may petition to use up to 2 upper division courses for their major. Courses used for breadth requirements are also considered in addition to upper division requirements. All NST core upper division requirements must be completed on campus, but it is possible to have an upper division business course that is taken abroad count towards their major.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
If students plan their schedules, they can undertake a senior honors thesis. The Honors Program is a commitment for an entire year, so they will have to be back on campus to participate. Students might need to apply for the Honors Program while they are abroad, so they will need to plan ahead to get all of the planning finalized.
- Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?
Yes, as long as the courses are accepted via petition to count as their upper division coursework.
- Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?
- If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?
- Does your department distribute a special information sheet for your majors which includes advice on how to articulate participation with UCEAP with the major?
- Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?
Yes, all CNR students, including those studying abroad, will receive an academic hold which prevents them from registering for the following term. The undergraduate advisor will email students in advance of their Phase I appointments requesting a proposed schedule for the following term. Once the student and advisor come to an agreement about the proposed schedule, the hold will be released so the student can enroll into their courses.