Registration & Credit

Credit

Review instructions on how to get credit.

Registration

Students maintain official registration with UT Austin while abroad on University approved credit-bearing programs. Students in exchange programs and affiliated programs enroll in a "placeholder" course while abroad. Students participating in faculty-led programs enroll in the faculty course. All registration is completed via the UT Austin online registration system.

General Timeline for Registration & Payment

Course registration and tuition bill payment timelines are determined by the Office of the Registrar and Student Accounts Receivable. For full details consult the Office of the Registrar’s website.

Spring & Maymester Abroad:

  • Register: mid-October
  • Pay Tuition Bill: first week of January via My Tuition Bill website

Summer & Fall Abroad:

  • Register: mid-April
  • Pay Tuition Bill: mid-May via My Tuition Bill website

Student maintain registration in placeholder courses while abroad “ex. SAB 300”. Tuition amount is based on college/school, classification and hours enrolled. Students register for the specific courses at their host institution typically upon arrival. A few universities facilitate enrollment online in advance of arrival.

Using the exchange university's website and My Credit Abroad (MyCA), students should identify their desired course load plus 2-3 backup courses. This is because just like at UT-Austin, registration in a specific course is not guaranteed. Students work with their academic advisor to determine how courses apply to their degree plan while their Program Coordinator will advise on course load.

Students must be enrolled full time while abroad at the host university (fall 12 hours minimum; summer 6 hours minimum). Students may take online courses at UT while abroad but this must be in addition to a full course load at the partner university.

Students will register themselves via the UT Registrar's web page. Program Coordinators will provide students with the registration unique number required after acceptance. 

Tuition bills are officially produced in mid-July for fall and late November for spring. Once fee bills have been posted, go to the My Tuition Bill page to pay your UT Austin tuition.

Students register in an administrative category while abroad known as Affiliated Studies (AS) “ex AS 000.” This registration is equal to full time enrollment and facilitates transfer of credit and financial aid. Students will register for specific courses via their affiliate, ex IES, CIEE, ARCADIA, etc.

Students must be enrolled full time while abroad (fall 12 hours minimum; summer 6 hours minimum). Students may take online courses at UT while abroad but this must be in addition to a full course load on the study abroad program.

Students will register themselves via the UT Registrar's web page. Program Coordinators will provide students with the registration unique number required after acceptance. 

Affiliated Studies registration costs $600 per semester. Bills are officially produced in mid-July for fall and late November for spring. Once the bill has been posted, go to the My Tuition Bill page and pay the Affiliated Studies fee.

Students register in the Maymester course and in some cases an International Learning Seminar “ex LA 119”. Students will utilize the specific instructions found here to register for their course(s).

Students register in a UT Austin course taught by the professor. Some students also register in Affiliated Studies alongside the UT course. Students will receive specific instructions from their faculty member or Program Coordinator.

Semester Plus students register in three components; (1) 3 credit faculty-led course, (2) 1 credit LA 119 Cultural Analysis Seminar (3) exchange registration.

Students approved for this unique registration status will be registered in ISR 000. This status is equal to full time enrollment but is not eligible for transfer credit or federal financial aid.

Registration Process

  • Students will be registered in either ISR 080 (graduates) or ISR 075 (undergraduates) no sooner than the last registration period.
  • Once approved for ISR, students will be registered for ISR in the respective semester and advised to complete registration by paying their tuition bill.  ISR is an exclusive registration, and cannot be combined with any other registered courses.
  • Students may enroll in ISR for a maximum of four consecutive long semesters (Spring or Fall).
  • There is not an official minimum time period abroad.
  • ISR costs $600 per semester

More information about Independent Study and Research