Grading and Credits

Universities in different countries use different grading scale and credit hour systems. Students can find for each College of Business study abroad program, how grades and credit hours will transfer back to the University of Illinois at http://studyabroad.business.uiuc.edu/programs/semester/index.html.

Classes can be taken during study abroad for credit/no credit or for a grade. Classes taken for a "grade" will be listed on the University of Illinois transcript, and the grade will be averaged in with the GPA. Classes taken for "credit/no credit" will be listed on the University of Illinois transcript, as well as whether the student passed or failed the class, but the grades received in classes taken for "credit/no credit" will not alter the student's GPA. Rules for which classes need to be taken for a "grade" versus "credit/ no credit" can be found at http://studyabroad.business.uiuc.edu/preparing/course_ approval.html and will be explained during the pre-departure orientation. It is also a good idea to talk to students who have already participated in the same program in the past about their experiences when determining whether to take a class for a "grade" or "credit/no credit."

Students are responsible for knowing the minimum number of hours required by the host university to be considered full-time. For academic purposes, students are required to transfer back at least the minimum number of hours required by the host university to be considered full-time. Students who will be receiving financial aid need to transfer back at least 12 UIUC hours to be considered full-time.

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