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Transferring Credits

Q: Did you participate in a USU faculty-led program?

A: If you participated in a USU faculty-led program, you are done. Your credits will update automatically.

If you participated in a study abroad exchange or direct program at an institution outside of the U.S., you will need to work with an articulation representative in the academic department or college from which you are requesting credit as well as your academic advisor to approve courses before you study abroad. (Your academic advisor may also be the articulation representative in some cases.)

Steps to Transferring Credits


(See the Approving Credits for Study Abroad page for what you should do before you go.)

1. Before you leave your host university abroad, make sure the institution knows where to send your transcripts. Inquire at the international office at your host university to find out when transcripts will be mailed, or if you're on an ISEP program, refer to the Institutional Information Sheet (IIS) provided by ISEP. Only transcripts mailed to our office can be accepted as official. Hand delivered or emailed copies will not be accepted.

2. Study Abroad will notify you via email when your transcripts have arrived, and will check off the "Transcripts" section in your application. Study Abroad will upload your transcript to the "Document Center" section of your application, and you will have access to it.

3. If the classes on your transcript match the classes you had previously approved on your Study Abroad Credit Approval Form, Study Abroad will send the transcript and the Study Abroad Credit Approval Form to the Registrar's Office to post your credit.

4. If the classes on the Study Abroad Credit Approval Form do not match the classes on your transcript, Study Abroad will notify you so that you can approve the additional classes with the relevant articulation representative and your academic advisor. You may wish to share any course syllabi, projects, papers, etc. with the articulations representative(s) and your academic advisor for consideration in their articulation of your study abroad courses. You are responsible for sending the approved Study Abroad Credit Approval Form back to Study Abroad. If complete, Study Abroad will send your articulation to the Registrar's Office to post your credit and Study Abroad will check off the "Course Articulation Complete" material in your application.

5. Once articulated, the grades for the placeholder class for the term you were abroad will change from I for incomplete to SC for satisfactory completion.