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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's Office (Chambers 1197), who approve transfer credit for all non-major or minor degree requirments. 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 to 14-17 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 an education 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
When applying to non-Davidson study abroad programs, Davidson students must request an official "school of record" transcript from the partner provider. The fee associated with obtaining this document is considered part of the academic fees, and it is included in expenses when determining the full cost of attendance for financial aid purposes. Students should request to have this sent directly to the Office of the Registrar at Davidson College.

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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