Credit Transfer

Boab treesStudents earn undergraduate credits upon successful completion of an SIT Study Abroad program. Semester programs offer either 16 or 17 credits,  and summer programs offer between 4 and 9 credits. (See individual program pages.) SIT academic and program directors assign a letter grade for each course. Students may not elect a pass/fail grading option. 

Credits earned through an SIT Study Abroad program are transferrable only at the discretion of the receiving school. Please note that many schools require prior approval in order to transfer credits earned through study abroad.

Students are responsible for meeting with their study abroad and/or academic advisor prior to enrollment to determine the transferability of credit. Study abroad offices can provide guidance on how to integrate the study abroad experience with a particular course of study at the home institution.

Within two months of program completion, SIT sends a transcript with letter grades to the home institution, as well as a narrative evaluation of the Independent Study Project or community project (for programs incorporating those components). A grade report with a narrative evaluation is also sent to the student’s home address unless SIT is instructed otherwise in writing.

SIT is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730-1433, 781 271-0022,


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