At some of the international schools ACA students will not have an extensive listing of courses from which to choose. Much of the choice available will be determined by results on a Language Placement Examination given at the international school just prior to registration in the Summer or Fall Term. However, prospective ACA students should consider different ways in which the year abroad can coordinate with the current year and the year(s) upon return. The following questions should serve as a guide in this planning:
It is compulsory for all ACA students to enroll in a minimum of 12 quarter/semester credits; maximum load is 18 hours (or 20 hours with the authorization of the Home campus Registrar). However, the ACA Consortium policy does not allow the students to take more than 20 credit hours per quarter.
The home campus registrar's office and the language department chair will be the best sources in answering most of these questions. Home campus departments of modern languages and students' major departments (if they are not a language major) can also be of assistance. Neither ACA nor the overseas schools can act as advisors for home campus majors and minors.