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Announcement: Course Approval Workshops Sept 26, Oct 10, & Nov 1!

All students studying abroad (unless you have been advised otherwise) MUST attend a Course Approval Workshop to get their proposed study abroad coursework approved to transfer back to UW-W.

Course Equivalency Form

All students applying to go abroad on an exchange program MUST complete a Course Equivalency Form 
(CEF) before departing on their program.  This form indicates the courses you plan to take abroad
and requires signatures from relevant UW-Whitewater faculty/staff members confirming how your
study abroad credits will count at UW-Whitewater.


Do I need to attend a Course Approval Workshop?

MANY (BUT NOT ALL) exchange participants should get these signatures by attending a course
approval workshop, while others need to meet with the relevant faculty/staff members individually.
(Some students may need to do both). Read below to find out if you should attend a Course
Approval Workshop, based on the classes you plan to take abroad and who can approve them.



  • Japanese and Asian Studies Courses in Japan (Meet with Marjorie Rhine (
  • Marine Biology Courses at Deakin (Meet with Bruce Eshelman (
  • German Courses in Germany (Meet with Ellen Boldt (
Some specialized or upper division courses (check with Milliam Lor or go to a Course Approval
Workshop first) (Meet with the Department Chair)



Most Letters & Sciences Courses (Meet with Elizabeth Hachten)
Most Arts & Communication Courses (Meet with Robert Mertens)
Most Education & Professional Studies Courses (Meet with Robin Fox)
Most Foreign Language Courses (Meet with Peter Hoff)
Most Business & Economics courses (Meet with Stephanie Douglas)

Course Approval Workshop Schedule

Course Approval Workshops are drop-in style, and you must plan on attending one of them for
approx. 30 minutes to 1 hour if any of your courses need to be approved at a Course Approval
Workshop (see the list above).  There are 3 Course Approval Workshops scheduled for Fall 2017:
  1. Tuesday, September 26
    9:30 pm - 12 pm
    UC 275
  2. Tuesday, October 10
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    UC 275

    *Dr. Robert Mertens, Arts & Comm advisor, will not be present at this workshop.  Students needing courses approved that fall within the College of Arts & Comm are strongly encouraged to attend the first or last course approval workshop.
    **Dr. Peter Hoff, Foreign Languages & Literature, will be leaving at 1:45.  Students are encouraged to attend the workshop from 1-1:45, attend the November 1 CAW, or set up an individual appointment by emailing
    ***Dr. Stephanie Douglas, College of Business & Econ, will be not be present at the workshop from 2pm-3pm.  She will return shortly after 3pm.  

  3. Wednesday, November 1
    1:00 pm - 4 pm
    UC 275
You MUST attend a workshop this semester if you are studying abroad in Winterim, Spring, or Calendar Year (Spring + Fall) 2018 (unless you already have your classes approved).  If you have them pre-approved, please submit a completed CEF to the Center for Global Education Office (Hyland 1227)

(You can come to a workshop this semester OR next semester IF YOU ARE STUDYING ABROAD IN THE FALL/SUMMER 2018 or ACADEMIC 2018-19.)

Course Approval Steps

BEFORE attending a Course Approval Workshop or going to an individual appointment:
  1. Research the courses available on your program
  2. Make a list of about twice as many courses as you actually plan to take abroad that seem relevant
    and interesting to you (in case of conflicts, cancellations, etc.)
  3. Only include courses offered the term that you are studying abroad (e.g. don’t include Fall Only
    courses if you are studying abroad in Spring).
  4. Read through the course description to make sure you meet any prerequisites (or, rather, the UWW
    version of the prerequisite)
  5. Print out the course descriptions for the courses in your list, or bookmark/remember where to find them if you’ll be bringing a laptop or tablet to the workshop.
  6. Please reference our course equivalency database to see a list of pre-approved study abroad
    courses (not comprehensive list):
    • If you don’t see your course in the database, please attend a course approval workshop or meet with the relevant UWW faculty/staff. 
    • If you do see that it has been previously approved, please let the advising coordinator at the course approval workshop know to obtain his/her approval signature.
Bring the following items to a scheduled Course Approval Workshop or appointment:
  1. Course Equivalency Form (print it out, or your can pick one up at a workshop or the CGE)
  2. Print-outs of your course descriptions/syllabi, or a WIFI-enabled laptop/tablet (not a phone – too tiny! ;-) ) on which you can bring up the course descriptions/syllabi
  3. A pen
At the Course Approval Workshop:
  1. Check In (and we will direct you appropriately to what tables to go to)
  2. Visit the relevant advising table(s) to get your chosen courses evaluated by UW-W faculty/staff. They will read the course descriptions and mark on your Course Equivalency Form how each course will transfer back to UW-Whitewater.
  3. Sometimes the advising tables may need to get back to you or will direct you to have a course approved by a department chairperson.
  4. When you have all the signatures you need (you may need some advisors’ signatures on the back as well), drop off your form at the check-in table and then you’re done!
- OR -

At Your Appointment
  1. The faculty/staff member will read the course descriptions and mark on your Course Equivalency Form how each course will transfer back to UW-Whitewater.
  2. When you have all the signatures you need (you may need some advisors’ signatures on the back as well), drop off your form at the Center for Global Education front desk.


Contact Milliam Lor, Global Experiences Coordinator, Center for Global Education
Tel: 262-472-5379 (direct); 262-472-5759 (appointments)