How to Establish a Course Equivalency
Step 1: Student obtains a detailed syllabus for the course, including information about readings and assignments. This process can happen before, during, or after an exchange program!
Step 2: Student sends the syllabus to the advisor for the department the course would be taught in at IU. In order for the department to make a determination, you will typically need to provide information about the readings, assignments, and tests. If the syllabus doesn’t provide those details, consult with the advisor you’re sending it to about what may be needed.
There is a list of all the advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences: https://college.indiana.edu/student-portal/undergraduate-students/advisors/advisor-list.html
If you’re not sure which department to send a course equivalency request to, ask Pete or your primary advisor. Note that more than one department might be able to articulate a course. For example, an SKKU course on Korean political history could potentially be credited in EALC, POLS, or HIST at IU. Where you pursue the articulation will depend on the needs of your academic program.
Step 3: Advisor sends syllabus to the Director of Undergraduate Studies for their program and asks for the evaluation.
Step 4: Director of Undergraduate Studies makes a determination. They can request additional materials, information, or a discussion with the student if needed.
Step 5: The Advisor or DUS informs the student of the determination and submits a Course Approval Memo to the Office of Overseas Study (formally establishing the equivalency). Once an official transcript is received from the partner university, Pete will use this equivalency to request the credit articulation, which goes to the Registrar via the Office of Overseas Study.