Course Approval

Course Approval


SHU Affiliated Study Abroad Programs

Most courses* completed on a SHU study abroad program may fulfill general education, elective, or major/minor credits, enabling you, no matter your academic plan, to study abroad and graduate according to your schedule. SHU approved courses taken abroad will count towards your general graduation total. Courses will also factor into your cumulative Grade Point Average. You will be awarded letter grades for each course (courses are not available for Pass/Fail). The maximum number of credits that you can take per semester is 18 unless you have received approval from the Registrar.

*Please remember that while abroad you should not enroll in a course or its equivalent that you have already completed at Sacred Heart.

A database of host university and SHU credit equivalencies will be available shortly.  For now, please speak with the Study Abroad team to determine which courses taken abroad count as which SHU courses.

Non-SHU Affiliated Study Abroad Programs

You are responsible for working out the transfer of credits with the appropriate academic departments at SHU using a Transfer Request Permission form, available to you during the application process. Please obtain all of the signatures indicated on the form except for the Registrar’s signature. As a final step, bring the completed form to the OGA. We will then sign the form and take it to the Registrar. Grades obtained on a non-SHU Affiliated program will not factor into your SHU GPA. These grades might transfer with a C or better.

Visiting Students

If you are a visiting student, we encourage you to consult with your Academic and Study Abroad Advisors regarding your university’s transfer of credit policy.