Non-USF Courses

U.S. Institutions

Getting approval

Meet with your history adviser to determine whether or not taking courses at another U.S. institution is necessary. If your adviser gives their approval, you will need to fill out a Petition to Enroll at Another Institution (PEAI) form and follow processing instructions listed on this form. Your course units at another institution must not exceed 18 units in any one semester. You are not permitted to take core courses, departmental courses, or courses offered concurrently at USF during any semester or session.


If you take a course at a college or university not affiliated with USF, it will not be counted in your cumulative grade point average unless specifically authorized by the dean.

Studying Abroad

Typically, students study abroad in their 3rd year. Planning ahead by visiting the Center for Global Education and speaking to your history adviser will help you in determining which courses to take abroad and what areas they’ll fulfill, i.e. core, major, minor, or general electives.

Degree Requirements

USF-sponsored study abroad programs can fulfill major, minor, core, or elective courses. Courses from programs not sponsored by USF can fulfill core and elective courses, however, due to residency requirements, please talk to your history adviser about taking major and minor classes abroad.