Incoming exchange students are required to select a major field of study during the application process. The major field of study should be the field in which the majority of courses are taken. Incoming exchange students may take courses outside of their major field of study, but the majority of coursework should be completed in that major field of study.
Incoming exchange students will be registered for classes by the Study Abroad Office and the Academic Departments, based on the preferences listed in their Course Request Form. Students can review available courses through the Course Search Tool.
*The Biomedical Engineering Department cannot accept exchange students due to the limited availability of their courses.
Course registration opens in November (for Spring applicants) and April (for Fall applicants). Throughout the registration process, we will email each student to determine alternate selections if the requested sections are unavailable, if the class is closed, and/or if the prerequisites have not been met. Each student will then be emailed once the course schedule is complete.
During orientation, all students will have the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor in the department from their major field of study. Academic advisors will discuss academic background and goals with each student, and are also available to assist in schedule changes within a student’s major field of study. Adding courses outside the major field of study may require assistance or permission from the course instructor and/or department.
To maintain proper visa status, students must maintain enrollment at full-time status throughout the exchange period (at least 12 credit hours for undergraduates, 9 credit hours for graduate students).