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While Abroad

While you are abroad, you are still a UHart student and need to be aware of University deadlines and policies. Read the below policies to keep yourself informed.


Pass/No Pass

Students are able to take one course pass/no pass per semester while abroad, as long as it is not in your major.  Please email the Study Abroad Office by the deadline with the course name to ensure it is entered as a pass/no pass. There is no need to inform your overseas school, this is something done back at UHart.



Add/Drop Classes

If you enroll in any different courses than the ones you received approval for on your Study Abroad Course Approval Form, you must email the Study Abroad Office AND your Academic Advisor to obtain approval for the new courses. Include the new course title, course description and the requirement you are hoping it will fulfill.


Grading System

The grading system in your host country is likely very different from the United States. Make sure you understand how the system works and what the expectations are of students. If your class grade is made up of 1 or 2 exams, make sure you are ready for it. If you are having difficulty in any of your classes, please be proactive about seeking help! Do not wait until later in the semester to deal with it.  Talk with your professor or your Resident Director. They are there to help you, but will likely not check in with you to make sure you are doing OK academically. You have to seek that help if you need it.



UHart Course Registration

Study abroad students have Priority Registration for the semester following their time abroad.  Students should be in contact with their Academic Advisor to discuss the correct courses to register for the semester following their study abroad several weeks before Registration. Students must take an active role in making sure they are taking classes both abroad and when they return that keep them on track for graduation.


UHart Housing Information

If you're planning to live on campus the semester following your study abroad, you'll need to review the housing information found on the Office of Residence Life webpage.  All students must pay a room reservation deposit prior to the deadline in order to secure a spot in the housing selection process.