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How to Request Study Abroad Course Evaluation
for SCU Major, Minor, or Core Curriculum Requirements

If a course does not appear on the Database of SCU Study Abroad Equivalencies follow the procedure below to request an evaluation. Students must request evaluations for both Core and Major or Minor equivalencies separately if they need a class to fulfill both Core and Major or Minor requirements.

 

Step 1:  Consult the Core Guide on the SCU Core Curriculum website to review the learning objectives for each area of the Core.  Determine whether your selected Study Abroad course addresses the objectives of a particular Core requirement.  (Only courses with compatible learning objectives will be considered for SCU Core approval).

Step 2: Edit and Email the message below to the Director of the Core Curriculum Undergraduate Studies (core@scu.edu):

Subject Line: Request for Study Abroad Course Evaluation-Program, Term, Year, First Name, Last Name

Text:  Dear Director of Core Curriculum,

I am writing to request an evaluation of a course that I would like to take while participating in SCU Study Abroad in (TERM and YEAR).  I have searched the  and this class is not included there. I am providing the following information to facilitate your evaluation.

  • Course title and description: (Enter the course number, title and description)
  • SCU Evaluation Type Requested: (Enter the specific requirement for which you are seeking credit, e.g. whether for a major, minor or core)
  • Study abroad program offering the course: (Enter specific details on the study abroad program including the country name and organization)
  • Term and year you plan to take the course: (Enter the term and year)
  • Syllabus: (ensure that the Syllabus has a course calendar, prerequisites, a bibliography, information about the language of instruction, and a description of the assignments and assessments.  If you are unsure of how to find the syllabus/this information, please contact studyabroad@scu.edu . Then, attach a file or include a link to the full syllabus.)

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate this class.  Please include studyabroad@scu.edu, in your reply and the Global Engagement Office will add your evaluation to the Database of SCU Study Abroad Equivalencies.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Sincerely,

(FULL NAME, MAJOR, and GRADUATION CLASS)

Step 3: The Director of the Core Curriculum will evaluate and notify you and the Director of Study Abroad of their assessment of your request.
 
Step 1: Gather syllabus and course description from the Study Abroad provider's website.
 
Step 2:Edit and Email the message below to the chair** of the department at Santa Clara from which you are requesting course evaluation.
 
**For interdisciplinary majors and minors, please contact the chair who oversees the requirement.  For business and engineering core, please contact the chair who oversees the requirement.  For Marketing courses, please contact mmunson@scu.edu.
 
Subject Line: Request for Study Abroad Course Evaluation - Program, Term, Year, First Name, Last Name
 
Text: Dear Professor (DEPARTMENT CHAIR NAME),
 
I am writing to request an evaluation of a course that I would like to take while participating in SCU Study Abroad in (TERM and YEAR). I believe that this class could support my (MAJOR/MINOR). I have searched the  and this class is not included there.  I am providing the following information to facilitate your evaluation.
  • Course title and description: (Enter the course number, title and description)
  • SCU Evaluation Type Requested: (Enter the specific requirement for which you are seeking credit, e.g. whether for a major, minor or core)
  • Study abroad program offering the course: (Enter specific details on the study abroad program including the country name and organization)
  • Term and year you plan to take the course: (Enter the term and year)
  • Syllabus: (ensure that the Syllabus has a course calendar, prerequisites, a bibliography, information about the language of instruction, and a description of the assignments and assessments.  If you are unsure of how to find the syllabus/this information, please contact studyabroad@scu.edu . Then, attach a file or include a link to the full syllabus.)
Thank you for taking the time to evaluate this class. Please include studyabroad@scu.edu in your reply and the Global Engagement Office will add your evaluation to the Database of SCU Study Abroad Equivalencies.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.
 
Sincerely,
(FULL NAME, MAJOR & MINORS, and GRADUATION CLASS)
 
Step 3: The chair of the department will evaluate and notify you and the Director of Study Abroad about of their assessment of your request.

Further Tips:

  • Having a course approved for SCU crediting does not guarantee that you will get into a class abroad.
  • It is recommended to get as many courses approved as possible so you have alternatives in case a course abroad is not available.
  • You do NOT have to take the courses you got approved, but if you do, you know they are approved for certain SCU equivalence.
  • Your course approvals will be used by the Registrar's Office to transfer grades/credits to SCU when your transcript arrives on campus.
  • Olivia Chambliss

    Diversity Perspective

    Olivia Chambliss

    "Each student had to take five classes within their chosen track and the classes were all taught in English. Most of the classes incorporated field trips in their curriculum. These included trips to various locations throughout Ecuador and the Galapagos which often involved hiking, snorkeling, and long bus trips."

  • Monet Gonnerman

    Diversity Perspective

    Monet Gonnerman

    "One of the main focuses of the academic classes was to inform our experiences in the Salvadoran community. Thus, much of the coursework was not assignment heavy. Instead, for instance, we would ask our community certain questions regarding our class material or write comparative reflections about our experiences and what we learned in the class as a form of homework."