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CREDIT TRANSFER
TransferHOW DO I RECEIVE CREDIT FOR COURSES TAKEN ABROAD?
As part of the study abroad application process, you will submit a Pre-Authorization to Transfer Credit form to the Davidson 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 be approved at a later time by emailing the Registrar (registrar@davidson.edu).

If you want to receive major, minor, or interdisciplinary minor credit, please consult with the appropriate department chair in advance. Credit is not officially awarded, however, until after you have returned from study abroad. Always remember to bring the course syllabi and your coursework back with you in case the Registrar and/or faculty member needs to review it regarding credit issues.

In order to earn the equivalent of four Davidson credits, the maximum for one semester, the courses you choose need to be equivalent to14-17 transferable semester hours (U.S. credits). Your selections do not have to match specific Davidson courses, but they do need to be in liberal arts; courses in management, marketing, and advertising, for example, are not transferable. Credit for internships generally does not transfer, but internship work sometimes may be included in the total number of credits earned abroad. (See below.) Please discuss any plans regarding internships with a study abroad adviser in advance.

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 partner provider programs = UG grades
Students studying on partner provider programs should choose to receive an official "School of Record" transcript at the conclusion of their program, if applicable. Please arrange to have this sent directly to the Davidson Registrar's Office.

MAY I RECEIVE CREDIT FOR INTERNSHIPS THAT I COMPLETE WHILE I AM STUDYING 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.

 
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