While the University allows Departments to grant up to four transfer credits towards a concentration, the American Civilization considers three to be the maximum for the concentration. Usually, the Department will grant up to two transfer credits per term spent away. Ordinarily, the AMCV1900 and Junior Year Seminar requirements cannot be satisfied with transfer credit. Students planning to take a term or more at another institution must consult with the Concentration Advisor beforehand in order to determine how their study away will affect concentration plans. In many cases, tentative approval for transfer credit is given before a student leaves, while the final, official transfer of credit must be arranged after those courses have been completed. The courses must first be approved for University credit by the Registrar. The Concentration Advisor will determine whether they are acceptable for concentration credit on the basis of an examination of the student's transcript, a description of the course, and any class work that the student can provide. The same procedure will be followed in the case of a junior year spent abroad.