Credits and transcripts may be issued by Auburn University, a U.S. institution, or a foreign institution depending on the program and courses you choose for your study abroad experience.
Auburn University courses (or the AU equivalent) may be pre-determined for each study abroad program, but this is not always the case.
As part of the study abroad application process, you are required to complete a Course Approval Form or Transfer Credit Form (depending on the program you choose), which will confirm approval for credit transfer prior to departure.
To obtain AU equivalents for courses taken abroad, follow these steps:
To maintain full-time student status at Auburn University during the term abroad, students are enrolled in an Auburn Abroad placeholder course.
* If none of these conditions apply to a student participating in a non-Auburn program during the summer term, the student can choose to decline enrollment in the Auburn Abroad placeholder course. Note that academic transfer credit can still be earned if the student does not enroll, but an Auburn Abroad online application must be completed for approval. By choosing this option, the student will be participating in the program completely independent from Auburn University and will not be covered under the Auburn University International Insurance.
Auburn Abroad uses the World Education Services (WES) International Grade Conversion Guide to determine all U.S. letter grade equivalents for grades appearing on international transcripts. U.S. credits are determined based on contact hours (15 contact hours = 1 U.S. credit).
The timeline in which your AU records are updated with course credits earned abroad will vary depending on when Auburn Abroad receives your study abroad transcript. Transcripts from foreign universities can often take 2-3 months to arrive at Auburn University. Contact Auburn Abroad directly if any questions arise.