Credit is generally only considered from international tertiary institutions that are recognized by the ministry of education or a similar accrediting body in the home country of the institution.

You may be considered for transfer credit at Colorado State University if courses are consistent in level, duration, hours of lecture, discussion and course content compared to coursework offered at CSU.  The coursework must be consistent with CSU courses, majors and programs for transfer credit to be considered.

You should be aware that the majority of international institutions coursework are converted to the U.S. semester based system, unless there is an official CSU Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that allows for an alternate credit evaluation option.  A conversion factor will be used to determine the U.S. Credit equivalency for each course.  No more than 18 credit hours per term or 36 credit hours in any academic year may transfer.   The Registrar’s Office will determine the official credit conversion as well as the grade equivalencies.

Education Abroad

The Education Abroad Office offers multifaceted programs to all students, including for-credit and not-for-credit opportunities for study, research, internships and service learning. Some examples of these new opportunities include agricultural courses with internships in France, field methods training in Kenya and Belize, as well as business internships in China and Ireland. Short term opportunities for cultural exchange and service learning are growing to meet student interest.

Students interested in Colorado State University’s Education Abroad Program, and determining how courses from Study Abroad Programs will transfer to CSU should see the Education Abroad website.