Off-Campus Study History Major and/or Humanities Distro Credit Approval Procedure for Non-Carleton Programs
You must complete an Approval of Special Credit for Off-Campus Study form if you want off-campus credits to apply to your distribution or major requirements. You do not need to complete the approval form if you simply want the credits to apply to the 210-credit graduation requirements.
Approval of credit for off-campus study can only be granted AFTER you return to campus.
In order to receive approval from the History Department to apply credit from a non-Carleton off-campus program to your Humanities Distribution requirement or to a History Major requirement, you must follow these steps:
1. Obtain an Approval of Special Credit for Off-Campus Study form from the OCS office or from the registrar’s office.
2. Fill out the form and bring it to the History Department chair ALONG WITH the course materials for the course for which you seek credit. This includes syllabi and other documentation of the course curriculum and requirements; copies of papers and other student work; and any other items related to the work you completed for the course.
3. The department chair will approve or decline requests for humanities distribution credit. For history major credit, the department chair will refer the student to a faculty member in the specific field for which the student seeks credit. Once the field-specific approval is made, the department chair will look over the materials and sign the form.
4. Return the signed form to the registrar’s office. NOTE: approval by the History Department chair does not automatically ensure that you will receive the credit you request. The registrar’s office will make the final decision about your credits.