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Transfer of Credit for Study Abroad Courses

As with any other off-campus course, courses taken while studying abroad must be evaluated for a CUA equivalency. Even if the study abroad program is offered by CUA, transfer of credit is not automatic. As part of the application process, students must meet with the Academic Advising Coordinator for their major, and the Academic Advising Coordinator must approve each individual course. The transfer credit office does not meet with students regarding the study abroad credit approval process except in particularly complex cases. Evaluations are not done in the presence of the student.

To begin the evaluation process for study abroad courses, view the Transfer of Credit Process page for step-by-step intructions.

A complete planning guide is available from CUAbroad.


Guidelines for study abroad courses

  • Approval must be obtained for any course selection changes made after the initial approval process is complete.
  • A minimum grade of C- is required for a course to be eligible for transfer.
  • Credits for duplicate courses are not eligible for transfer.
  • Grades earned on study abroad courses that are not faculty-led, will not be included in the GPA.
  • Courses in the CUA in Rome semester, the London Parliamentary Internship, and all CUA faculty-led programs will be considered resident credit, and grades will be included in the GPA.
  • Credits earned on CUA's own and affiliated study abroad programs will not be counted in the total number of transfer credits allowed under CUA's residency requirements.
  • It is the student's responsibility to request an official transcript to be sent to CUAbroad after you complete the study abroad term.
  • Courses must fulfill degree requirements.
  • Please see the University Academic Transfer of Credity Polcy for other restrictions.