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Office of International Programs

Credit Transfer Process for Semester/Year Programs

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

Brown/CASA Programs

For Brown students on Brown/CASA programs, all graduation credit will transfer automatically. Transcripts from the Brown/CASA programs are sent directly to the OIP. The OIP will notify you when your transcript is available for pick up.  

Non-Brown students on Brown/CASA 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 (Alternative Approved and Petition)

It is essential that you have your official transcript for your study abroad semester(s) sent to the Office of the Registrar at Brown; otherwise your credit will not transfer and your courses taken while studying abroad will not count toward your Brown degree.

1. Have your official transcript from your study abroad program sent to the Office of the Registrar at Brown. Check with your study abroad program to be sure you have completed any necessary paperwork. Your transcript should be sent to:

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

2. The Office of the Registrar wil notify you after your transcript has been received.

3. Once the Office of the Registrar receives your transcript, they will forward it to the OIP for credit evaluation. Please allow for at least a week for us to complete the evaluation process.

4. When the OIP completes that process, your transcript will then be sent back to the Office of the Registrar so your course titles and credits can be posted on your Brown transcript. 

Concentration Credit  

If you would like to obtain concentration credit from study abroad, you 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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