Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Grades and Credit Conversions

Please find out more information about your grades and credit conversions for your study abroad program below:

The Office for International Programs will register study abroad students for a placeholder course while they are abroad. You will notice that this placeholder course, INDS 300X Foreign Study, appears in your LOCUS enrollment screen for the duration of your program abroad. You will see a 12-credit placeholder course each semester you are abroad on a semester or year program and a 6-credit placeholder course if you are on a summer program, though these credit amounts are not necessarily a reflection of the actual amount of credit you will receive for your program.* After you've sent the Office for International Programs your official transcript for your study abroad program, the placeholder course will be removed and the actual courses, grades and credit amounts will be posted for you to view in LOCUS.

  

The grades that you earn while abroad on a Global Exchange program will be converted to Loyola grades using this Foreign Universities Grade Conversion Table.  

 

The credits that you earn while abroad on a Global Exchange program will be converted to Loyola credits using this Foreign Universities Credit Conversion Table.

 

*If you need to be enrolled in a placeholder course for more than 12 credits for financial aid purposes (typically the Illinois MAP grant), please contact studyabroad@luc.edu.

Students participating in a Global Faculty-Led program will see their grades/courses in LOCUS like any other Loyola class.

The Office for International Programs will register study abroad students for a Loyola Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS 300X) placeholder course while they are abroad. You will notice that this course appears in your LOCUS enrollment screen for the duration of your program abroad. You will see a 12-credit course each semester you are abroad on a semester or year program and a 6-credit course if you are on a summer program, though these credit amounts are not necessarily a reflection of the actual amount of credit you will receive for your program. Once the Office for International Programs receives the official transcript for your study abroad program, the placeholder course will be removed and the actual courses, grades and credit amounts will be entered into LOCUS by the Office for Registration and Records.

 

Note: If you need to be enrolled in a placeholder course for more than 12 credits for financial aid purposes (typically the Illinois MAP grant), please contact studyabroad@luc.edu.

 

Grade and credit conversions can vary by program. Students participating in provider programs can find the grade and credit conversions on the program's web site or by contacting the provider. If you need help locating this information, please contact the Office for International Programs.

 

The Beijing Center: students participating in a program at TBC will see their grades/courses in LOCUS like any other Loyola course.

Students participating in a Global Center program will see their grades/courses in LOCUS like any other Loyola class.