Lafayette-Led Interim Programs

  • All Lafayette-led interim program courses are pre-approved by the appropriate Lafayette department. Students do not need to do anything to have their Lafayette-led interim course(s) approved.

Lafayette-Led Semester Programs

  • For Lafayette-led semester programs (e.g. Lafayette in Bonn, Costa Rica, London, or Madrid), students will complete the course approval process through their study abroad portals.
  • Students do not need to submit the Lafayette faculty leader course for approval. This is a Lafayette course.
  • Unless instructed otherwise, students submit for evaluation by the appropriate Department Head all other courses they will/may be taking with the program through this link. Courses must have a Department Head approval in order to transfer back to Lafayette.

Affiliated Semester Programs

  • For affiliated semester programs (e.g. BU Sydney Internship, IES Argentina, IFSA-Butler University College London, etc.), students will complete the course approval process through this link.
  • Students submit and get approved by the appropriate Department Head all courses they will/may be taking with the program through this link. Courses must have a Department Head approval in order to transfer back to Lafayette. To gain approval, students should upload the course syllabus/syllabi through the link above.

External Interim Programs

  • For non-Lafayette based winter or summer programs, students will need to obtain the Summer/Interim/Miscellaneous Program Approval Form from the Registrar’s Office or the Registrar’s Website.
  • Complete the top portion of the form with the appropriate information.
  • Students will write in and get approved by the appropriate Department Head all courses they will/may be taking with the program. These courses must have a Department Head signature in order to transfer back to Lafayette. To gain the appropriate signature, they should print out the course syllabus/syllabi and meet with the appropriate Department Head at the Course Approval Session event (see below for information). If students do not know what the appropriate department is for a given course, please contact the Registrar’s Office for guidance.
  • After completing the course approval section of the form, students will sign the form and then have their Academic Adviser(s) sign the form.
  • Once the form is complete and ALL signatures are obtained, students will submit the form directly to the Registrar’s Office.

Course Approval Information

If, while abroad, a student decides to enroll in a course not previously approved for transfer to Lafayette, they can see the Changing Courses While Abroad page for detailed information on having courses approved while abroad.

Common Course of Study Attributes Approval

For all Common Course of Study attributes, students will follow the appropriate steps outlined above in order to have the course approved to transfer back to Lafayette. In addition to the steps above, students will complete the electronic common course of study approval form. Students will complete the form and click submit. The form will be directed to the Registrar’s Office for approval. Once the approval request is reviewed, the Registrar will provide the student with a response to their request.

**Please note for Lafayette-led interim programs, each program/course is already pre-approved for certain Common Course of Study attributes and so students SHOULD NOT submit Common Course of Study approval requests for these programs. Students can find the designated Common Course of Study attributes near the top of each program’s brochure page (which one can find the links to on the Interim Programs page). Not all programs will have Common Course of Study attributes designated to them and it is important that each student does not assume they will gain Common Course of Study credit by participating in an interim program.