Getting Course Credit for Study Abroad Courses

This following submission form will help us review courses taken through the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), other study abroad programs (ie: Semester at Sea), or other universities in the United States for UCSB Communication upper-division credit.  

Click here to complete the EAP/Non-EAP Syllabus Submission form

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You will need to complete this survey for each syllabus (that is not already listed on the pre-approved list: UCSB Communication EAP Pre-Approved Course List - under construction. Email with questions) that you request approval for upper-division Communication credit. Please note that courses must transfer back to the University as upper-division. You will be required to attach/upload a complete syllabus (in Word or PDF format) to the submission form for each course. If your syllabus is in a language other than English, it must be translated prior to submission.

Syllabi must include the following components in order to be reviewed:
  • Complete course title and description
  • List of topics covered during lectures
  • Assignment descriptions
  • Complete reading list
Course descriptions alone are NOT sufficient enough for us to review!
In order to help you determine what kinds of courses typically get approved, be sure that the course you submit falls into at least one of the following categories:
  • Interpersonal Comm
  • Technology / Digital Media
  • Media / Media Effects / Media + Race & Ethnicity
  • Group Comm
  • Intercultural Comm
  • Comm + Conflict
  • Comm + Law
  • Persuasion
  • Advertising & Marketing / PR
  • Organizational Comm
For UCEAP courses, please consult the UCEAP Course Catalog to determine if the course will transfer back as upper-division or lower-division credit. Courses that are lower-division cannot be counted toward the Upper-Division Comm major. 
Please note that at least 20 upper-division Communication units must be completed in UCSB residency.  Syllabus reviews may take up to 2-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact the Undergrad Advising office (