Credit Transfer and Grades

Credit Transfer

Course equivalency guides are provided by individual programs and vary from institution to institution and country to country.

It is your responsibility to be aware of global grade equivalencies between a study abroad hosty university and UTC. Research your host university grading scale to determine how grades may convert back to UTC. 

It can take two - three months for UTC to receive your study abroad transcript; keep this in mind! It's important to be aware of this, especially if you will be graduating shortly after your return from study abroad. 

European Credit and Transfer Accumulation System (ECTS)

ECTS values vary from country to country. Contact the program provider/host university for more information regarding ECTS.


Grades earned on a study abroad or exchange program will come back as letter grades and DO affect your UTC overall GPA. It is your responsibility to speak with your academic department regarding study abroad and how courses taken abroad will transfer back to UTC in relation to your degree.

Study abroad credits/courses transfer back as institutional/transfer credit on your UTC transcript. 

UTC's policy for graduating with Latin honors states, "To be eligible for Latin honors at UTC, students must have a minimum of 60 earned hours at UTC. Institutional credit will not be counted in the grade point average for graduation or honors." 

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