The College of Natural Resources has provided information for students participating in the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). Students participating on other study abroad programs should contact the department directly for more information.
Study Abroad Questionnaire
- Is there a specific time frame in which students are required to declare a major in your department? If yes, when?
CNR students must declare before the end of their junior year, but are encouraged to apply as soon as they have completed the minimum requirements to declare the major.
Students can declare the major anytime, as long as they have completed at least one semester at Cal, have completed the necessary pre-reqs for declaring, and are not in their final semester.
- Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?
The Undergraduate Major Advisor signs the UCEAP academic planning form.
- 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?
It is recommended that students make an appointment, but it is not required. Students may come during regular drop-in advising hours M-F 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm and Wednesdays in the afternoon only, except during Enrollment Advising.
- 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 apply up to two courses taken during UCEAP towards their major requirements. To determine what courses you may use from abroad, consult with the Major Advisor and Major Faculty Advisor.
- Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?
- Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?
- Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?
Yes, for those courses accepted in completion of major requirements.
- 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 Academic 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..