If you plan to take psychology courses elsewhere, you must get approval from the Undergraduate Studies Office and your Dean's Office prior to leaving campus. Only two psychology courses taken off campus while you are a Duke student may count towards the major; others may count towards the total of 34 credits needed for graduation. Make sure you understand Duke's regulation on credit transfer before you sign up for classes outside the campus. If you hope to have courses taken elsewhere count for credit in Psychology, bring a Tentative Approval Form to the DUS for signature, along with a copy of the syllabus for the course you wish to take.
For study abroad, obtain the forms from the Office of Global Education for Undergraduates in Bay 6, 2nd Floor of Smith Warehouse.
For courses not in Duke administered programs abroad you will receive credit but not a grade (note that grades are used in students' GPA calculation, credits are not). The course numbers will be 100 for any lower-level courses and 200 for upper-level courses. Some courses which have exact equivalents at Duke will also be given credit for that equivalent course, but not a grade.
You may receive credit and a grade for courses in Duke administered programs abroad. For exact equivalents, you will receive credit for that course. For non-equivalent courses you may receive PSY190A for lower-level courses, and PSY 290A for upper-level courses. All forms should be signed by a Director of Undergraduate Studies and your Dean before you leave campus to take the course.
If you still have questions about course transfer, please contact Natalia Silva Harwood in the Psychology Undergraduate Studies Office, room 242 soc/psy building, or email email@example.com