Create a list of courses. Write down the correct course code and title for each foreign course in column 1 of the Course Approval Form (CAF). Include the number of credits at the host institution in column 2. Make sure course codes, titles, and credits are exact (in the original language, no abbreviations). We recommend getting 6-8 courses (summer programs) or 10 courses (fall and spring semester programs) pre-approved just in case courses abroad conflict or are not offered. If this form is not sufficient to list all courses, use a second form.
For Students participating in Broad sponsored programs, submit a list of courses you are interested in taking to Dwight Handspike. Use the course list from the semester you plan to enroll – do not use prior semester lists, as not all courses are taught each semester.
Business Subject Courses
Review the Broad College Academic Semester Education Abroad Guidelines.
If courses have been evaluated for transfer, and the equivalency is posted on www.transfer.msu.edu (and valid through the semester you will be enrolled), no further action is needed.
If courses have not been evaluated, submit syllabi electronically via the online system.
If courses have been evaluated for transfer and the equivalency is posted on www.transfer.msu.edu (and valid through the semester you will be enrolled), no further action is needed.
If course equivalency is not posted on www.transfer.msu.edu, you must submit the syllabus to the appropriate College that houses the course subject:
College of Communication Arts & Sciences: advertising, communications, media & information
College of Social Science: economics, history, ISS
College of Arts & Letters: art history, IAH, foreign languages
College of Natural Science: math, statistics, biology, chemistry
Course Approval Process
Once all courses have been evaluated, you must obtain signatures for your Course Approval Form (CAF) from the respective College representatives.
After ALL OTHER COLLEGES (including the Honors College, if applicable) have signed the CAF, then Dwight Handspike will sign for the Broad College.
CAFs must be completed, with all signatures, before the end of the current semester. The original CAF goes to the Office for Education Abroad (108 International Center), a copy is retained by the Broad College, and you should keep a copy for your records.