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CREDIT TRANSFER
TransferHOW DO I RECEIVE CREDIT FOR COURSES TAKEN ABROAD?
Submit your Pre-authorization to Transfer Credit form to the registrar, who approves all transfer and distribution requirement credit. Often, you will not know specific courses in advance. That is okay; list up to 6 probable courses. Others may later be approved by email to the registrar.

In order to earn the equivalent of four Davidson credits, the maximum for one semester, the courses you choose need to consist of 14-17 transferable semester hours (U.S. credits). Your selections do not have to match specific Davidson courses, but do need to be in liberal arts areas; courses in management, marketing, and advertising, for example, do not transfer. Internships do not transfer but sometimes may be included in the total number of credits.

You need a grade of C- or better for courses to transfer. Your Davidson transcript will show the following grades:
  • Davidson faculty taught courses = Letter Grades or P grades
  • Non-Davidson faculty taught courses on Davidson programs = P grades
  • Non-Davidson faculty taught courses on third party provider programs = UG grades
If you want to receive major, minor, or interdisciplinary minor credit, it is a good idea to meet with the department chair before you leave. You will not know for sure if you will get major or minor credit until you return, however, so bring the course syllabus and your coursework back with you for those courses.

For more information, please read the front and back of the registrar's "pre-authorization to transfer credit" form which can be found on the Registrar's website. Be sure to submit the form to the Registrar's Office before you leave campus.

CAN I RECEIVE CREDIT FOR INTERNSHIPS I COMPLETE DURING MY STUDY ABROAD?
Students doing unpaid internships that require academic credit as a condition of participating in the study abroad program should follow the guidelines on the XPL 099 website. The credit will be assigned as XPL 099 and, while it will appear on your transcript, will not count as one of your 32 courses required for graduation. Grading will be Pass/Fail. All course requirements must be met to pass the XPL 099 course.

 
Last modified 09/26/2016

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