Pre-Approved Course List

Note: CATS is only used for GW Study Abroad. If you are studying away from GW in a program that does not qualify as GW Study Abroad, or are unsure whether your program qualifies, please click here.

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The Pre-Approved Course List contains a list of study abroad courses that are pre-approved as equivalent courses at GW. If you take a course on this list, you should still submit a Course Approval Request in GW CATS for these courses and select "Pre-Approved" for the Course Status. Once you have submitted a Course Approval Request for all courses taken abroad and OSA has receieved a copy of your transcript from abroad, your credits will be transferred to your GW transcript. For more information on the transfer credit process, please visit our Transferring Credit page. 

If you are taking a course that is not on the pre-approved course list or want to petition that your course transfer differently than the pre-approved GW course number, please submit a Course Approval Request in GW CATS and select "New Course" for the Course Status. Be sure to attach a copy of the course syllabus and any relevant coursework (if applicable).

Courses on the pre-approved list undergo periodic reviews and are therefore subject to change depending on the semester

If a course has been approved for more than one course number, you can choose which one fits better into your academic plan.