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The Study Abroad Placeholder Course

All K-State students who will be enrolling in academic credit abroad, then transferring that credit back to K-State must enroll in the study abroad placeholder course.

The Study Abroad Placeholder course holds a student's spot at K-State while they are abroad. This means that:

  1. They will be able to keep their active K-State student status.
  2. They will be eligible for financial aid.
  3. They will be allowed get credit for studying abroad.
  4. They will be able to use their K-State email.
  5. They will be able to access KSIS.
  6. A study abroad designation will be included on their K-State transcripts.
  7. The K-State Cashiers Office is aware that they will be studying abroad.

The Education Abroad Director will enroll all students in the Study Abroad Placeholder course who intend to transfer credit from their study abroad program back to KSU. Enrollment in the course occurs towards the end of the semester prior to the term abroad.

All students are enrolled for 12 credits for a semester or a variable amount of credits for the summer.  Students are not charged tuition based on the number of credits of enrollment in the Study Abroad Placeholder course. Students will be charged a $25 enrollment fee by the Cashier's Office once they are enrolled in Study Abroad Placeholder Course.

It is important that students have all holds removed from their student accounts, and do not have other regular course enrollment at K-State for the term abroad, as these will prevent the Director of Education Abroad from being able to enroll them into the Study Abroad Placeholder course.

Graduate students must complete the Special Enrollment Access Form in order to enroll in this Undergraduate level placeholder course.  While this is an Undergraduate level course, as long as the transcripts received from abroad indicate that Graduate level courses were taken, the credit will transfer back as Graduate level credit.

College of Business Administration students should contact their appropriate Academic Advisor about enrolling in an additional business study abroad course.

Honors Society students should contact the University Honors Program about enrolling in an additional study abroad course.