Upon Return to KSU

Upon return from a study abroad program, one of the first questions asked of our office is "When will my credits from abroad show up on my transcript and DARS report?

On their KSU online study abroad application site, students are asked to read through and e-sign a "Credit transfer information" page which explains the process of transferring credit from an institution abroad to KSU.

At the end of the term the student is abroad, the Study Abroad Office initially gives a grade  of "I" (incomplete) on iSIS to students enrolled in the MLANG 001 placeholder course.  This is because their experience is not considered complete until KSU receives their transcript from abroad, and the courses are evaluated.

When the transcript is received by the Study Abroad Office, it is marked as "Study Abroad" credit, and forwarded to the Office of International Admissions. The Office of International Admissions will determine the number of U.S. credits the student has earned, based on international standards and the Academic Approval form completed prior to studying abroad.

If a student has taken a course abroad that is not listed on their Academic Approval Form, they are asked to work with their Academic Advisor or Dean’s Office to validate the courses taken abroad by completing the Request for Validation of Credit form.  When assisting a student with this form, be sure to check the “Study Abroad” box in the upper right-hand corner. When this form has been completed and signed by the Academic Advisor and Dean’s Office, it should be turned into the Office of International Admissions in 206 Fairchild Hall.

Language courses taken abroad, which a student wishes to have transferred to KSU as Modern Language credit, will be evaluated by the Department of Modern Languages, using the information submitted by the student on the MLANG Credit Transfer Worksheet.

As with all transfer credit, the grades that a student receives for courses taken abroad do not calculate into the student's GPA; however, a student must receive a passing grade in order to receive KSU credit for that course.

NOTE: The K-State Office of International Admissions must receive a transcript or sufficient documentation from the University or institution abroad in order to award credit.  Request for Validation of Credit forms or MLANG worksheets alone are not sufficient.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Study Abroad Office.