Credit Abroad

Types of Study Abroad Credit

  • most programs offer NC State courses
  • some programs provide pre-approved transfer credit, which typically do not require a course pre-approval form
  • participation fulfills the Global Knowledge GEP co-requisite

  • provide transfer credits and require course pre-approval form (see below, Transfer Credit Step by Step)
  • participation fulfills the Global Knowledge GEP co-requisite

  • provide transfer credits and require a course pre-approval form (see below, Transfer Credit Step by Step)
  • coursework completed on programs providing a transcript from an international institution fulfill the Global Knowledge co-requisite
  • coursework completed on programs providing a transcript from a U.S. higher education institution must be approved by the College Coordinator to ensure that the experience fulfills the Global Knowledge GEP objectives

Transfer Credit Step by Step

In order to receive transfer credits at NC State, undergraduate students must receive the equivalent of a C- or better. Graduate students must receive the equivalent of a B or better according to the Graduate School’s policy for transfer credits. Courses cannot be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

  • Students complete a Course Pre-Approval Form in order to:
    1. outline NC State course equivalencies
    2. determine how courses will fulfill degree requirements and fit into the degree audit

  • After you arrive on-site, if you need to get additional courses approved, please follow the following steps:
    • Email your Department and College Approvers with a description of the new course or syllabus
    • Confirm which degree requirement(s) the new course(s) will fulfill
    • Forward the email to your Study Abroad Advisor, who will attach the new approvals to your original course approval form
  • Students ensure that the host university will send an official transcript to the Study Abroad Office at the end of the program

  • Study Abroad receives the international transcripts and forwards the transcripts to the College Coordinator for each students’ first major, along with the course approval forms
    1. Study Abroad provides an electronic copy of the international transcript to each student
    2. Students submit a syllabus or equivalent to the appropriate college coordinator (along with any relevant email correspondence completed while abroad regarding the NC State equivalency) for any courses not previously approved on the course approval form
  • The College Coordinator submits transfer credit information to Registration and Records to enter completed coursework on each students’ NC State transcript
  • Students meet with their academic advisor or department undergraduate coordinator to ensure that courses are applied appropriately to the degree audit

Credit Hour Guidelines Grade Equivalency Guidelines

Transfer credits and how courses fulfill degree requirements are under the purview of each relevant academic unit. NC State Study Abroad works to facilitate the process, but decisions are made by the academic units and Registration and Records oversees the process. If students have not received the transfer credits to their NC State transcript within three weeks, they should follow up with their College Coordinator and the Study Abroad Office.