Office of International Programs

Credit Transfer Process for Semester/Year Programs

OIP will send you reminders at critical times during the semester to ensure you complete the credit transfer process correctly.  However, it is critical that you consider credit transfer policies throughout the study abroad process. 

Brown Programs

For Brown students on Brown programs, all graduation credit will transfer automatically.  Transcripts from the Brown programs are sent directly to the OIP. The OIP will notify you when your transcript is available for pick up.  The only exception is the Brown in Germany program; participants must bring their Scheine to the OIP.

Non-Brown students on Brown programs should work with their home institution to ensure that they are meeting requirements.  Brown will ensure that all transcripts from Brown programs are sent to the appropriate office, as directed by the student or home institution.

Non-Brown Programs

Students on non-Brown programs (alternative approved and petition) are required to have their host institution send the transcript to Brown’s Registrar:

Student Records Coordinator
Office of the Registrar
Box K
Providence, RI 02912 USA

Students will receive notification from the Office of the Registrar after the transcript has been received. Once the Office of the Registrar receives your transcript, they will forward it to the OIP for credit evaluation. When the OIP completes that process, your transcript will then be sent back to the Registrar so that they can post your course titles and credits on your Brown transcript. 

Concentration Credit  

Students who wish to obtain concentration credit from study abroad must complete the approval request through the "Declarations" section in the ASK/Advising Sidekick system at Brown.  For more information, see these instructions for students entering study abroad courses on their concentration course plan.

Concentration advisor instructions for approving non-Brown work in a student's concentration course plan can be viewed here

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