On the Academics pages you will find information regarding Course Equivalencies, Grade Conversions, Credit Transfer, Course Approval, and the Academic Planning Form. These resources will help you transfer the credits you earn on study abroad to ISU.Please note that the Academics information is updated each semester.
Course Equivalencies are lists of courses that have been offered at the host institution and show the ISU course equivalent you may receive, if any. Course Equivalencies vary depending on the host institution or program.
Grade Conversions provide information on how the grading scale at an international institution compares to the ISU grading scale. Because higher education systems vary by country, it cannot be guaranteed that your host institution utilizes the same grading scale as ISU. You should familiarize yourself with the host university system before the start of your program.
All courses taken while studying abroad on an Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) approved program will earn ISU credit. All credits earned abroad will be applied towards your ISU cumulative GPA. No classes may taken for credit/no credit.
Complete an Academic Planning Form to ensure the courses you take abroad will receive ISU credit.
ISU uses a grading system where most classes are worth 3-4 credit hours per class. However, this is not always applicable to universities abroad, as they may use a different system for measuring credits.
You should familiarize yourself with the host university system while searching for classes. It is your responsibility to ensure you are registered for the equivalent of ISU full time student status while abroad. Learn more about each host university's credit system.
Course Equivalencies sheets are updated every semester and provide a great resource for researching class options. However, it is strongly advised that you look at the course offerings found on the host university website to fine the most up to date date listing of classes and schedules. (Links to each university’s website can be found on the program specific pages.)
If the host institution offers a course that is not listed on the Course Equivalencies sheet, you may still receive credit for that class. You will need to work with your Study Abroad Advisor and/or Academic Advisor to articulate the course for ISU credit.
*All General Education (Gen Ed) course requests MUST go through the ISU Study Abroad Office*