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Concurrent Enrollment (also called "direct enrollment")

With Concurrent Enrollment, OSEA courses appear directly on your home university transcript as though they were courses taught at your university. The main benefit is that you do not pay your university tuition, only the OSEA tuition. The office of international studies/study abroad/overseas study program at you university offers its students this opportunity to participate in study abroad programs through a mechanism called “concurrent enrollment" or "direct enrollment."

In those cases where the OSEA Training Program has been pre-approved by the home institution, students can file for concurrent enrollment. This is usually filed with the Office for Study Abroad (sometimes called “International Study,” “International Program Exchange,” or “Education Abroad”). Students are encouraged to check with this office at their home institution for specific policies and forms. We are available to assist you in this process. If you have questions regarding this, feel free to contact us.

Typically, concurrent enrollment involves the filing of an application form and a fee directly to the study abroad office (not with the university registrar). In general, it allows students to:
- Save money by not having to pay tuition at your home institution;
- Maintain financial aid eligibility;
- Earn regular, graded credits for the “course equivalents” of OSEA curriculum while participating in the OSEA program;
- Receive these credits for course equivalents directly on the transcript of the home institution;
- Avoid the process of transferring credits;
- Maintain pre-registration privileges;
- Continue deferment of any school-related loans;
- Satisfy residency requirements for graduation;
- Retain option to purchase the home institution medical and accident insurance plan for coverage while participating in OSEA program;
- Avoid paying fees associated with on-campus activities, resources, and organizations (e.g., technology, library, health, recreation, and student government)
- Please note that the specific benefits of concurrent enrollment will vary with each home institution, when and where this is available.

Course Equivalents
Typically concurrent enrollment requires full-time enrollment. OSEA Training programs satisfy this requirement by offering 8 credits for Summer Field School. The study abroad office will have a list of the “course equivalents” that correspond to the OSEA curriculum. The OSEA courses have been pre-approvedand determined to be equivalent to courses with specific departments (usually anthropology), course number and number of credits. Students enroll in these courses and, upon successful completion, receive credit for these courses. Grades will be computed into your cumulative GPA and your status as a full-time student at your home institution will not be interrupted.

With Concurrent Enrollment students do not pay the tuition and fees of their home institution while receiving credits from the home university. By saving this amount and by retaining their financial aid, students instead pay the OSEA tuition and fees for the program in which they participate directly to OSEA. The only amount that is paid to the home institution is the concurrent enrollment fee, which is paid to the appropriate study abroad office.




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