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Frequently Asked Questions


General CCE Questions 

Will I be able to graduate without completing a CCE? 
No.  The CCE, like all general education requirements, must be completed prior to graduating from Carroll University. 

Do I have to travel internationally? 
No. Carroll University offers Carroll course CCE local and domestic options as well.  Examples include: Harlem, NY; Abiquiu, New Mexico; and Milwaukee, WI. 

What is the difference between a Carroll course CCE - CCS300 and an NCE? 
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What are the differences between exchange, affiliated, and unaffiliated study abroad programs? 
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When will I be registered for the course? 
Carroll Course: After you are accepted and make a deposit. We will communicate your registration to the registrar. You cannot register yourself for a CCE.  Please note that this will not happen instantly.  If you are still not registered a few weeks before the semester starts, please email cce@carrollu.edu

Study Abroad:The International CCE Advisor will work with the Registrar’s Office with program registration. Students are unable to register themselves to categorize themselves as a study abroad student. Additionally, students will see on their transcripts that their term abroad will say ‘Off-Campus Program” until the program grades are officially recorded.  

When should I take my CCE? 
Carroll Course: You must take CCS 100 and your CCD before completing your CCE. Please also remember to save room to take CCS400, which is the mandatory 2-credit course taken after your CCE.  You can walk at graduation 4-credits short, so if you planned to graduate in spring 2020, you could take a CCE in spring 2020 and take CCS400 in summer of 2020.  Please make sure to complete a graduation audit with the registrar, so you know which courses you have left to take.

Study Abroad: Students who have earned at least 16 credits at Carroll are eligible to study abroad.  It is much easier to study abroad earlier on in your program, so that you can complete general education requirements or low level major or minor requirements.  You must save room to take CCS400, which is the mandatory 2-credit course taken after your CCE.

Do I need to know a foreign language? 
Carroll Course: No 

Study Abroad: No.  Carroll University offers a variety of exchange and affiliate programs where classes are taught in English. In some cases, students are encouraged to take a class in the language of the country while they are abroad. 

Does my major have to match my Carroll course CCE? 
No.  All Carroll course CCE courses are open to all students. 

Can all majors study abroad? 
Yes.  With early, careful planning, students can fit study abroad into their plans. An academic year, semester, summer, and short-term programs during January (also known as J-Term) are available to accommodate all majors.  Students can earn Carroll credit while maintaining normal progress toward graduation. 

Can I study abroad without delaying my graduation? 
Absolutely.  Students will work with the Office of Global Education, their academic advisors, and the Registrar’s Office to determine which courses are best to take and how they will return to Carroll.  Many times students are able to transfer back credits for their major, minor and/or general education requirements as well as elective credits that help a student progress towards graduation. 

What if I want to study abroad somewhere that is not offered through Carroll? 
No problem.  Students may study abroad on non-Carroll programs with prior approval. 

Can I design my own CCE? 
No. Carroll University no longer offers the self-design CCE option, but here are other ways to customize your experience. 
  1. Choose a Carroll course CCE with a location or topic that you are interested in learning more about. 
  2. Choose the international volunteer Carroll course. This will allow you to pick a from a list of approved program providers and travel on your own to the participate in the program. Please note this only runs in spring.
  3. Choose a study abroad experience, which will allow you to pick a location and courses to take.  Universities around the world have interesting course options that Carroll doesn't offer. 
 
Acceptances 

When will I know if I have been accepted? 
Carroll Course: You will know if you have been accepted after the application deadline has passed.  You can find deadlines here.  You will be notified via email. 

Study Abroad:  Study abroad program acceptances are on a rolling basis. Exchange programs require a nominations process through the Study Abroad Advisor.

I was accepted. Now what? 
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Why was I waitlisted? 
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Why was I withdrawn?
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CCE Award 

What is the CCE award? 
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Do I need to apply for the CCE award? 
No.  Any student who applies for a CCE will be automatically reviewed for the CCE Award, there is no additional application required. 

Where can I find my CCE award? 
Carroll Course: You will find your CCE award in your decision letter upon acceptance. 
 
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Why was my CCE award $0? 
The CCE award is based on the expected family contribution (EFC), which is calculated through information you input about you and your guardians enter into FAFSA.  If your EFC is more than our top band of EFCs, you are not eligible to receive an award.   If your CCE is $200 or less, you are not eligible for the CCE award. 


Billing 

Are credit costs included in the total cost for fall and spring Carroll course CCEs? 
No.  Credit costs during fall and spring are within your tuition, just like any other course you take during the semester.

Are credit costs included in the total cost for summer and winter Carroll course CCEs? 
Yes. We include the cost of summer and winter credits in the total cost, because these credits are paid out of pocket as opposed to fall and spring.  Due to the cost being out of pocket, we base the CCE award off of the CCE cost + winter and summer credit cost. 

How do I pay my bill? 
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How do I know if my Carroll course deposit payment was successful?
Your deposit payment will be marked off on your CCE application. Click 'Login' in the upper right corner.  Login using your Carroll University portal username and password (do not include @pio.carrollu.edu in your username).  Click the program title under 'Applications' on the left side of your screen.  Locate the material called "Non-Refundable Deposit - $100."  This will be checked off after the business office receives your deposit.  This does not happen immediately.  It is a manual process that is completed once per day.  You can also contact the business office with questions busoff@carrollu.edu, 262-524-7337.  Please note that the Office of Global Education cannot look up your balance. 

How do I know my balance? 
Carroll Course: The remaining balance owed can be found on the monthly statements that are being sent to your permanent address around the 15th of each month. If you have been awarded a CCE award, you will need to also subtract the CCE award from the total cost because it is not reflected on your statement. You can also contact the business office with questions busoff@carrollu.edu, 262-524-7337.  Please note that the Office of Global Education cannot look up your balance. 

How is my CCE award applied to my bill? 
Carroll Course: Your CCE award is applied to your student account 30 days before travel.  When paying your bill, leave the amount of the CCE award on your bill and the award will zero it out.  For example, if your course costs $1,000 and you have a $100 CCE award, make sure to pay $900 and leave $100 on your account. You can also contact the business office with questions busoff@carrollu.edu, 262-524-7337.  Please note that the Office of Global Education cannot look up your balance. 

Study Abroad: 

Will I owe money if I withdraw from my Carroll course CCE after making a deposit? 
By making the initial non-refundable deposit, you have entered into a financial commitment to pay for all costs related to the travel portion of the course regardless of whether you physically travel or not.  If you choose to withdraw, are asked to withdraw due to conduct, or fail to complete all required materials after the non-refundable payment has been made, no refund of said payment will be issued.  Additionally, you will assume the forfeiture of any monies paid toward the total CCE cost as well as the liability of any outstanding monies. 

 
Medical Health Statement
 

Can I go to the Carroll University health center to have my medical health statement completed? 
Yes 

Can my own primary care person complete my medical health statement? 
Yes 

Can I use my sports physical for the medical health statement? 
No.  You must complete our medical health statement form. 

Can I reuse my medical health statement from a previous semester?
No.  Due to changing health regulations, your medical health statement must be up to date.

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