Even though you are studying at a different institution, you must still understand how your academics will effect your progress back at Clark. The below requirements apply to all students studying away during the semester or for the academic year.
- You must maintain a full course load while studying abroad during the academic year, which is 3-4 Clark units or 12-18 US credits. This is especially important if you have a Clark-awarded scholarship or will be using federal financial aid or student loans. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved through a petition to Academic Advising. Please refer to the following chart for general guidelines. These charts are for advising purposes ONLY and all students must confirm their individual course and grade conversions with their institution and the Director of Study Abroad for accurate and current information. Institution, departmental, credit and course information may vary from semester to semester. Keep in mind that a full course load abroad may not equal exactly 4 units.
- If you enroll in more than 18 credits without a petition approval, you will have to choose which courses to transfer when you return up to the allowable amount.
- If a course is a duplication of a course already taken, no credit can be granted for the course.
- If a student has taken an advanced language course at Clark, they cannot get credit for a lower level abroad.
- A normal course load overseas may range from 3-6 courses.
- Keep a record of all work done abroad. Make copies of all your written work before you turn it in (as professors abroad frequently do not return papers and tests). Keep copies of all communication with advisors.
- Your official transcript must be sent to the Study Abroad Office at the end of your term. See our “returned students” page for more information.