Type of Credit
UNL credit is earned when participating in a faculty-led program or taking independent study or internship credit. Your UNL instructor will assess your grade. The grade, course, and credit will apply to your degree and GPA as it normally would.
Courses taken abroad will return to UNL as transfer credit, unless you participate in a faculty-led program. This applies to Exchange Programs, Co-Sponsored, Direct Enroll and Provider Programs and the courses are subject to regular transfer credit policies. Please note that "each degree college determines its policy for acceptance and application of grades below C to degree requirements."
Education Abroad Office requires students pre-approve the courses you would like to take. Benefits of pre-approving credit include:
- You can make sure the credit will count towards your degree.
- You will know what you will need to provide the evaluated for final validation (ex: syllabus, portfolio, etc.).
- The final evaluation will be simpler.
- You will not risk duplicate credit.
Course pre-approval process:
- Research courses you would like to take abroad
- Complete the undergraduate pre-approval worksheet or graduate pre-approval worksheet for each course
- Seek approval from the appropriate Transfer Credit Evaluator
- Obtain signature from Transfer Credit Evaluator
- Obtain signature from academic advising center or faculty advisor
- Return signed forms to the Education Abroad Office
To receive credit you will need an official transcript from an accredited institution displaying coursework, letter grades and credit amounts. For most Education Abroad programs and affiliated programs, this arrangement has been made for you. If your program requests you to fill out a form or is unsure of where to send the transcript upon completion of your program, the address is:
Education Abroad Office University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Attn: Rebecca Baskerville
Love South 127
Lincoln, NE 68588-4107
There is no single typical timeline for your credit to be posted to your UNL record. The amount of time it will take varies widely based on country and program, several weeks to several months after your return is normal. If you plan to graduate within one semester of completing your study abroad, inform the EAO, and your academic adviser. Credit will be processed as quickly as possible, however, graduation may be delayed.
You need to be familiar with your DARS and graduation requirements. If you are studying abroad within your final two or three terms, verify you will be within your college's residency requirement. Ask your academic adviser if you have questions on residency requirements.
The Course Repeat Policy states that students are only allowed to receive credit for a course one time. You should not take a course abroad if you have already received credit for the course.
Transfer students entering UNL with prior study abroad credit
If you participated in an education abroad experience prior to enrolling at UNL, you will need to have that study abroad credit re-evaluated with the rest of your transfer credit.