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Course articulation is the process that determines the UAB equivalent for the foreign courses you will take. Articulation is a vital component of planning your experience and should begin before your study abroad commences. 

Many programs have courses pre-approved for students and require no additional action by the applicant; however, if you're intending to enroll in a course not listed on the pre-approved list, you'll need to complete the steps below:

Course Articulation Process:

Step 1

Apply for your program with UAB Education Abroad

Initiate your study abroad application with UAB Education Abroad.
Step 2

Attend the Course Articulation Workshop

Learn how to initiate the course articulation process through an interactive Zoom session. Upcoming dates can be found on the UAB Calendar of Events.
Step 3

Submit your Course Approval Requests

Within your UAB Education Abroad application, initiate the process for any new courses to determine how they'll fit into your degree at UAB.


The course articulation process takes approximately one month to complete per course.

We highly recommended that you contact our Peer Ambassadors to begin the course articulation process as soon as you have begun the admissions process for your study abroad program. Our Education Abroad Advisor is happy to meet with you to discuss course selection in detail.


School of Education Courses

Any education course(s) taken outside of the state of Alabama will transfer back as general elective credit. Students are strongly advised to speak with their School of Education Advisor before studying abroad to identify alternative courses they can take during a study abroad program or seek an appeals process with the state of Alabama Board of Education.

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