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- Program Evaluation
Students' feedback is important to us. We are able to better assess our programs and
make improvements based on the evaluation results. Please complete the program evaluation
upon your return via
- Transcripts, Credit & Grades
Courses taken abroad, the equivalency credits, and the grades earned will appear directly
on the official SBU transcript.
International transcripts may take up to 3 months after program completion to be received
from the partner university. Once received, all courses and grades will be posted
to the SBU transcript. A completed Learning Agreement form will assure smooth and
more efficient processing. Questions regarding the grade and credit conversions can
be directed to the IAP coordinators.
Grades earned in a partner university program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative
GPA for SBU students.
Grades earned in the faculty directed programs WILL calculate toward a student's GPA
for SBU students.
Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit
For other SUNY students: We will send a transcript supplement to the study abroad
office for processing, provided that there is not a balance due on SOLAR.
We encourage students to submit testimonials upon return through
- Alumni Applying to Graduate School
When applying to graduate programs, study abroad alumni should represent their study
abroad attendance as part of an official SBU Study Abroad program (especially if at
a partner university program). Listing a host institution separately on a graduate
studies application would suggest the applicant was admitted and was a degree seeking
student (which study abroad is not). It is important not to list an international
academic experience separately as it may prompt them to request an official transcript.
IAP cannot share another original official document other than the Stony Brook transcript.
Upon completion of an SBU study abroad program grades become part of students' official
SBU record. Credits earned for both faculty directed and partner university experiences
appear directly on official Stony Brook University transcripts.
For partner university programs, this means that the original official transcript
was recorded and archived with the Office of the SBU Registrar, and another
original official document can
Credits and grades are processed in accordance with our
Grade and Credit Transfer Policy
and applies to all students that attended a SBU partner university program or international
summer or winter program.