GE credit for EAP Courses

It is possible to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements with courses taken while studying abroad on EAP. If this is your goal, you must meet with a College counselor to discuss your academic plan. It is strongly recommended that you petition for GE credit prior to leaving for your program so that you know, before you take a course abroad, whether or not it will apply towards the GE requirement you need. Prior to departure some students are not sure what specific EAP courses they will be taking (or they cannot get access to course descriptions). Once you have the necessary course information you should contact your College counselor from abroad, as they can give you a provisional decision regarding GE credit.

To petition for GE credit prior to your departure, please follow these steps:

  1. Obtain course description and/or syllabus (in English) for each course you wish to petition.

  2. Pick up a blue petition (one for each course) from your primary counseling unit in the College (AAP, CAC, Honors, etc.) or download the blue petition at: http://cac.ucla.edu/petitions-forms/blue-petition/.

  3. Fill out the petition request, identifying the EAP course and stating specifically for which GE you would like it to apply.

    Example: Apply Spanish Art History, to be taken on EAP Madrid, Spring 2011, towards GE/Foundations of Arts and Humanities/Visual and Performance Arts requirement.

  4. Submit petition(s) to your College primary counseling unit, with course description(s) attached.

  5. Allow at least 10 business days for review and processing of your petition(s). Then check your MyUCLA page (“petition” link) for the decision and follow-up instructions. Please be aware that not all petitions are approved.

  6. Approved petitions are “provisional,” which means that they are not applied to the GE requirements on your DPR until you successfully complete the course(s) abroad and follow Step 7 below.

  7. Once you have returned and your EAP courses and grades appear on your UCLA record, contact your College primary counseling unit, in person or via email, in order to have provisionally approved course(s) posted to the GE requirements on your DPR.

Petitioning While Abroad

Once you have the necessary course information, you can also email your UCLA College primary counseling unit asking for a provisional decision on GE credit.