Academic packets provide you with the most up-to-date academic information for your upcoming semester abroad. You’ll find course updates, additions and cancellations, and information on any applicable course fees. Some packets also include a time schedule of classes so you can plan your preferred schedule. Registration packets provide instructions and tips for students attending centers where course registration occurs online prior to departure.
Students find these packets in their online application under Learning Content. Academic packets include a Student Advising Form (SAF). Use this SAF to list your preferred courses, as well as alternative selections. We strongly recommend that you have this form (or, for visiting students, a similar form used by your home college) reviewed and signed by your home college advisor(s) so you know whether and how the courses will count towards your degree program.
It is your responsibility to select courses that do not repeat prior study (even if the course is taught in another language or under a different course number or title). If you do not follow this advice, you run the risk of not earning credit for such a course. If you have any questions about whether a course covers the same or similar material to one already on your transcript, have your home institution review the new course syllabus prior to the academic add deadline. You can request syllabi from your Admissions Counselor.
Students enrolling in a language course should be sure to register for the appropriate level. If you have received credit for prior college-level study, including AP or other transfer credit, register for the next level course. Students without this prior study should register for the level determined by a placement exam. You should not register for a language course either less or more advanced than the appropriate level without first consulting with your academic advisor; Syracuse University students may also need permission from the language program coordinator on the main campus.
Syracuse students who want to retake a course must first discuss this with their home college recorder/advisor. If you have financial aid and want to retake a course, you should also seek advice from your financial aid counselor.
(This section is updated regularly as new packets are completed and made available to students.)
Central Europe Academic Packet
To ensure that you will receive academic credit for courses taken abroad, you should obtain prior approval from your home college advisor – especially if you want these courses to fulfill specific requirements for a major, minor, or concentration. Complete the Student Advising Form (SAF) found in your online application under Learning Content > Academic Packet. Then print and take the resulting PDF to your academic advisor for review and approval of both your first-choice courses and alternative selections in the event a class fills up, is canceled, or a scheduling conflict arises.