Getting credit on campus for the courses you take abroad is important, and you’ll want to plan ahead to ensure that your study abroad program is in line with your academic goals.
AHA International does not grant credit. In most cases, your home campus will record your courses and grades on your transcript. If you do not attend one of our partner institutions, you may receive transcripts from the University of Oregon that you can apply as transfer credit to your home institution.
WORK WITH YOUR HOME CAMPUS TO DETERMINE THE COURSES YOU WILL TAKE ABROAD
If your institution partners with AHA, many of the courses offered have already been pre-approved on your campus for home university credit. Check with your study abroad advior on campus for details. If courses have not yet been approved, your advisor will give you further instructions on how you will obtain approval for credit on AHA programs.
AHA lists courses on our website by suggested discipline. However, partner institutions may choose to grant credit under different disciplines. It is important to check with your study abroad advisor to determine the exact credit you will receive on campus.
SIGNING UP FOR COURSES
Once you have applied for your program, you will have access to a course selection form to indicate the courses you wish to take on site. Students on AHA programs take a full load of courses. The typical course load per site is listed in the Academics section within each Program on our website.
ADD/DROP ON SITE
Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to make changes to your course registration, but you are responsible for notifying your home campus of any changes you make to your enrollment.
If you participate in a direct enrollment program, such as AHA programs in Berlin, you may need to keep all coursework completed abroad in order to determine course credit once you have returned from your program. Contact your campus for details if you will participate in a direct enrollment program.
After your program is over, staff abroad will distribute grade reports to AHA. These grade reports are then translated by your home campus registrar. This process varies by program and campus, but often takes a minimum of one month to be processed.