If your program requires you to submit official transcripts, follow the steps below. If your program requires you to submit unofficial transcripts or no transcripts, see Colleges Attended for more information.
The process for reporting Study Abroad coursework varies depending on the program type and how the domestic institution reports it. Review the options below to determine how to report your experience. Contact customer service with any questions.
Study Abroad at an Overseas US Institution
If you studied at a school on the Overseas Institutions List (see list at the end of the page), you need to:
Add the school in the Colleges Attended section and add any courses you completed at the school in the Transcript Entry section.
Arrange for the Overseas US Institution to send your transcript directly to Common App for transfer.
Study Abroad at Another US Institution
If you used another US institution's program to study abroad or studied via one of the study abroad programs listed below, you must:
Add the school in the Colleges Attended section.
Add any courses you completed at the school in the Transcript Entry section. Make sure you mark these courses as Study Abroad during Transcript Review. Note that if you studied at:
CEA Study Center, report your coursework under the University of New Haven (only for coursework exclusively at a study center).
CIEE, report your coursework under Tulane University.
IES Abroad, report your coursework under the University of Rochester.
The School of Field Studies (SFS), report your coursework under the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Semester at Sea, report your coursework under the University of Virginia.
SIT, report your coursework under the School of International Training.
Arrange for the school to send your transcript directly to Common App for transfer.
Study Abroad via Any Other Method
If the two options above do not apply to you, review the following scenarios:
If your full credits and grades for study abroad courses appear on your undergraduate transcript, you should list these courses normally with the rest of your undergraduate courses. Make sure you mark these courses as Study Abroad during Transcript Review. Do not report your study abroad school as a foreign institution. No additional documentation is needed. Acceptable grades include A-F, Credit, Pass, etc. Entering "TR" for "transfer" is not an acceptable grade, nor are credits and grades that do not match those on the rest of your transcript (i.e., the grades are not US grades). If your courses have grades of TR or are recorded in foreign grades, use the option below.
If your full credits and/or grades for study abroad courses do not appear on your undergraduate transcript, you should report that you attended a foreign institution. You do not need to list your courses under the foreign schools as we do not allow foreign coursework to be recorded. Do not send any documentation unless an evaluation is required by a program that you're applying to; check with your programs to determine if they require foreign evaluations.
Overseas Institutions List
Common App for transfer recognizes the following overseas foreign institutions that have US regional accreditation through CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) and use English as the primary language of instruction and documentation.
Abu Dhabi University
Al Akhawayn University
Alliant IU Hong Kong
American College in Dublin
American College of Greece
American College of Thessaloniki
American University in Paris
American University in Rome
American University in Sharjah
American University of Armenia
American University of Beirut
American University of Bulgaria
American University of Dubai
American University of Madaba
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Amity University Uttar Pradesh
Anglo American University
Cairo American University
Central European University
École hôtelière de Lausanne
Franklin University Switzerland (formerly known as Franklin College Switzerland)
Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla
Glion Institute of Higher Education
H. Lavity Stoutt Community College
Hellenic American University
INCAE Business School
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Lebanese American University
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education
Ming Chuan University
Notre Dame University-Louaize
The University of the South Pacific
United Arab Emirates University
Universidad Andrés Bello
Universidad de las Américas
Universidad de las Américas, A.C.
Universidad de Monterrey
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas
United States International University Africa – Nairobi
Common App for transfer recognizes the following US institutions with overseas campuses that are included in the US-based institution's accreditation through CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) and use English as the primary language of instruction and documentation.
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Georgetown University in Qatar
Hebrew Union College (Jewish Institute of Religion) in Jerusalem
Hult International Business School – campuses in Dubai, London, and Shanghai
John Cabot University in Rome
McDaniel College in Budapest
Northwestern University in Qatar
Richmond, the American International University in London