Study Abroad Credits and Transfer Credits

Study Abroad Course Credit and the Global Knowledge GEP co-requisite

  • NC State programs offering NC State courses:
    • do not require a course pre-approval (they are already approved NC State courses)
    • automatically fulfill the Global Knowledge GEP co-requisite
  • NC State exchange and direct enroll programs:
    • provide transfer credits and require course pre-approval
    • automatically fulfill the Global Knowledge co-requisite
  • Non-NC State programs:
    • provide transfer credits and require course pre-approval
    • coursework completed on programs providing a transcript from an international institution automatically 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

Study Abroad Transfer Credits

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 pass/fail.

Prior to Departure

  1. Students complete a Course Approval Form
    1. outline NC State course equivalencies
    2. determine how courses will fulfill degree requirements and fit into the degree audit

While Abroad

  1. Students obtain additional, new course approvals for any courses not previously approved through the Course Approval Form or the transfer credit database
  2. Students ensure that the host university will send an official transcript to the Study Abroad Office at the end of the program

Upon Return

  1. 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 international transcripts to students through the PackAbroad application system
    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
  2. College Coordinators submit transfer credit information to Registration and Records to enter completed coursework on each students’ NC State transcript (via the Advanced Standing Certificate)
  3. Students meet with their academic advisor or department undergraduate coordinator to ensure that courses are applied appropriately to the degree audit

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.