Can I get credit?
Important Note: “Getting credit” and “fulfilling degree requirements” are two separate things:
- Getting Credit refers to how units (and course titles and grades) appear on your UCI transcript.
- Fulfilling Degree Requirements refers to whether or not the courses you take abroad can be applied toward your major, minor, or GE requirements for graduation.
UCEAP: You will receive UC credit. Units, course titles, and grades are posted on your UCI transcript. The grades received abroad are averaged into your UCI GPA.
Other UC Programs: You will receive UC credit. Units and the GPA for the term you abroad are posted on your UCI transcript. The grades received abroad are averaged into your UCI GPA. Course titles and grades will appear separately, on the transcript from the UC campus offering your program.
Independent Programs – Study Option: You are eligible to receive transfer credit if the transcript provided by the Independent Program is from an accredited U.S. or foreign college or university (not a Center, Institute, Academy, etc.). Transfer credit listed on your UCI transcript will include units, only. Grades received abroad are not averaged into your UCI GPA. Course titles and grades are posted on the transcript from the host institution. There are no limits to the total number of units that can be transferred to UCI from a 4-year U.S. accredited institution. Transfer credit is determined upon return, unless you participate in one of our pre-approved programs from the Independent Program Shortlist.
Independent Programs – Non-Study Option: You cannot receive credit for non-study programs.
Note: You cannot receive credit for courses abroad that are duplicate of, prerequisite to, or more elementary than courses taken at UCI, any other collegiate institution, high school language courses, or AP language exam results.