|Maymester Abroad Registration|
Maymester Abroad courses are UT spring courses. Students register for the course during the October/November access period, or during January add/drop. The Maymester Abroad program application and course registration are two separate processes.
October 29-November 9: Spring course registration. Maymester Abroad applicants enroll themselves in their first choice Maymester course and accompanying International Learning Seminar, if applicable. Click here for a list of unique numbers. Undergraduate students registering for more than 17 semester hours in any long-session semester require the approval of his/her dean. Applicants may want to include a back-up course in their spring registration in case they are not accepted into the Maymester course (this can be dropped during the January add-drop period).
November 1: Maymester application deadline.
Mid-November: Maymester application decisions are made prior to Thanksgiving break.
December 14: $300 Non-refundable deposit due. Applied toward Maymester Abroad program fee.
January 8-17: Spring registration add-drop period. Accepted applicants should ensure they are registered for their Maymester Abroad course(s). Waitlisted and denied students should drop Maymester Abroad courses. Waitlisted students will be instructed to re-register upon acceptance. Students are required to be registered for courses by January 17.
It is common for students registering for a Maymester course to register for over 17 hours in the spring. For example, a student taking 15 hours during the spring semester plus a three-hour Maymester Abroad course registers for a total of 18 hours in the spring semester.
Undergraduate students who register for more than 17 semester hours in any long-session semester require the approval of his/her dean, unless the degree plan published in the undergraduate catalog for the student’s major specifies otherwise. Students who intend to register for more than 17 hours must obtain approval from their department or dean’s office prior to their registration access period. However, for freshman and transfer students, most departments will not grant approval to go over maximum hours until after the student’s fall grades are in. These students can gain approval in time to add the Maymester course during January add/drop.
Graduate students register and pay tuition for the Maymester Abroad according to the graduate tuition and fee rates. For example, a graduate student taking nine hours during the spring semester and a three-hour Maymester will register and pay for 12 hours in the spring semester.
In the case that a Maymester has an associated International Learning Seminar during the spring semester, graduate students are not required to register for the International Learning Seminar; however, attendance is required.
Graduate students must check with their graduate advisor as to the maximum hours allowed in the spring semester. The general rule for grad students is 15 hours maximum; however, schools or colleges are able to set stricter caps. Any student that would exceed the maximum set by their school/college must contact their graduate advisor to request they submit a petition to exceed the max hours allowed.
Failure to Register
Students who are not registered by the 12th class day of spring semester are not official program participants. Their study abroad files will be marked “failed to register,” effectively withdrawing the student from the program. Students who are not registered in the Maymester Abroad course are not eligible for financial aid or program amenities (housing, courses, activities, orientation etc…).