GSE offers a great opportunity to earn credit towards your degree while living and studying in a foreign city. All GSE affiliated universities are fully accredited and credits received are transferable to domestic universities. GSE will help to guide students through all necessary steps they need to take with their home university to ensure that all credits are properly accepted and received by their home universities. GSE will arrange for their overseas host universities to send all transcripts and certificates to both the student and their home university (upon request). If you have questions about any aspect of course credit transfer, contact a GSE advisor toll free at (866) 756-2443 or by emailing info@GSEabroad.com
Recommended Credit Transfer Steps
1. Choose your program and courses
Decide which program you want to attend and select your courses. Detailed course descriptions will be sent to you upon acceptance into your desired program. It is always advisable to select alternate courses in the event that you do no not place into your desired level or a class becomes unavailable.
2. Obtain transfer credit approval before your departure
Meet with your school’s study abroad or international office to begin the process. Your campus office will give you all necessary credit transfer pre-approval forms and instruct you on which departments you need to have them approved by. This will typically include your academic advisor, department chair, and possibly others. You will need to show detailed course descriptions for your chosen courses in order for your advisor to determine how much credit you will receive. It is advisable to obtain pre-approval for multiple language levels in the event that you do not place into your anticipated level. Once you have obtained pre-approval for your courses you are ready to go!
3. Attend and pass your courses while abroad
While abroad it is your responsibility to attend class, complete exams, and keep up your studies, as receiving credit will be based upon the evaluation by your host institution instructor(s) at the end of the term. Also, it is imperative that you keep all books, class notes, homework, exams, and any other acquired course materials. Though students will receive transfer credit approval prior to leaving, these documents will be extremely important in the event of any discrepancies in credit transfer upon return to your home university.
4. Receive your foreign transcript
Upon completion of the program, GSE will arrange for your host university to send your official transcript/certificate to your home university. GSE will also send you an unofficial copy of your transcripts and certificates to keep for your records. Once your home university receives and processes your transcript, your credits will appear on your transcript.