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Academic Policies

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Exchange program policies

To ensure that you have the best study abroad experience possible, we want you to be fully prepared academically. For that reason, we recommend that all study abroad students have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please note that some exchange programs have their own GPA requirements which may be higher than ours. We also want to make sure that the classes you take while abroad will count for Clarkson credit, and fit requirements for your major and graduation.

  • Transfer of credit

Clarkson has formal agreements with over 40 colleges and universities in 22 countries. If you choose to study at one of these schools, the credit that you earn abroad will appear on your Clarkson transcript. You will need to do two things to successfully transfer academic credit:

We require that you submit 5 OCP forms for your top choice program, signed and submitted as part of the application process.

    • While you are abroad, you’ll need to request that an official transcript be sent to the International Center.
    • The OCP forms and transcript will be sent to Student Administrative Services (SAS) for processing your credits. 

Non-exchange program policies – same as above.