UCEAP Course Catalog– Courses that students have taken on specific UCEAP programs in the past 5 years. They are not necessarily the courses currently offered or the only options available.
Independent Programs Academic Planning Tool (formerly known as the IOP Academic Planning Tool)- To help students participating on an Independent Program during the academic year understand how courses they are planning to take abroad are likely to count toward degree requirements at UCI. The tool provides guidance, and is not a guarantee.
Academic Counselors from the student’s School of major should advise students about all graduation requirements (e.g. including minors and GE requirements). Keep in mind that most Schools will only meet with students within their majors so Academic Counselors should consult with other appropriate Schools directly if they have questions about how courses from abroad may count.
Lower division versus upper division approvals:
UCEAP courses that have already been taken are in the UCEAP Course Catalog and are already clearly identified as upper or lower division (1-99 is lower division; 100+ is upper division).
For all other courses (e.g. new UCEAP courses not in the UCEAP Course Catalog or Independent Programs courses), Academic Counselors and/or faculty from the student’s School of major can make the determination of whether they are upper or lower division based on the course descriptions. It’s best to use descriptions rather than course numbers given that programs/institutions abroad may not follow the same numbering system as UCI. Lower division courses typically include words like “introductory” or “fundamental” or anything that’s a broad survey of an entire academic discipline. Upper division courses include more specific details such as advanced or in-depth understanding of particular topic.
Students should be referred to their major School for language course equivalency information. Academic counselors can consult with Humanities Academic Counselors or the below language contacts for any clarifications but it’s not advised to send students to Humanities as they will be turned away as non-majors.
If language courses are pre-approved, you can find a list on our site here