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Transcript and Grade Information

IU Programs

You should not expect grades for at least two to three months after the end of the program. At the conclusion of the program, the program administration will report to IU the courses titles and grades. Our office will process your credits and will submit them to the Registrar.

If your courses are already equated to IU course numbers on your record, then SIS will categorize the courses as if they were taken on campus. If you took courses to satisfy general requirements (even undistributed ones -OS 100, -OS 300), the Office of Overseas Study will have notified your school already.

If you received undistributed credit, (-OS 100) but hope to have those courses counted in your major or minor and/or at an advanced level, you need to take materials from the course abroad (syllabus, reading list, papers, etc.) to your department advisor. The advisor will refer you to the appropriate person to have the course assessed and that individual should complete a Course Approval form.

Non-IU Programs

You should be sure that your program has sent an official transcript to:

International Admissions
Office of International Services
221 Poplars
700 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN  47405

Transfer credits are awarded only for courses in which a grade of “C” or better is earned. (C- earns no credit.)

If you wish for undistributed courses, (-UN 100, -UN 300) to count towards general education requirements, check with your school about the appropriate petition process. In the College of Arts and Sciences, there are forms available in Owen Hall so you can petition for a course to count as AH, SH, or culture studies. Follow those instructions. Students from other schools should see their advisor or contact Overseas Study regarding the petition process in their school.

If you wish for undistributed courses to count towards your major or minor and/or at an advanced level, you need to take materials from the course abroad (syllabus, reading list, papers, etc.) to that department. An advisor will refer you to the appropriate person to have the course assessed and that individual should complete a Course Approval form through our Web site. All transfer credit is subject to final approval by the Dean of the School in which you are enrolled.

If you took the courses for elective credit (i.e. hours towards graduation), you can leave them as undistributed (-UN 100, -UN 300).

It is hard to overstate the influence this travel has had on me, on who I am today. It has shaped my world view, what I find interesting, and what I think about.”

-Dionissi Aliprantis, IU Overseas Study Participant, Greece