All courses taken on programs offered through the Global Education Office are offered for direct credit. This means that your grades from overseas will appear on your Vanderbilt transcript and factor into your GPA nearly exactly as if you had taken them at Vandy. (Exceptions include AXLE credit, which is only available for courses taught by Vanderbilt faculty; such courses do not require course evaluation through the process described here.)
In order for a course to receive Vanderbilt credit, however, it must be reviewed by Vanderbilt faculty. Students are responsible for ensuring that all of the courses they take abroad have been properly evaluated for equivalency. Your grades from abroad cannot be processed unless all of the courses you took have been reviewed.
As of January 2015, this review process is facilitated by the Office of the University Registrar.
Check out the visual below to see how the course evaluation process works. Click here if you have additional questions.
Once a faculty member has reviewed a course from a GEO program, the evaluation remains in effect for 5 years or until the course content changes significantly.
Different programs have different deadlines; be sure to look closely! [more...]
GEO applications are now open for spring 2018 programs! Click on the buttons to the left to search for programs and apply.
Tuesdays at 4:10 PM and Thursdays at 12:10 pm, every week between Orientation and Graduation [more...]
Be a Student Ambassador! Remember all of the questions you had as you were applying and preparing to go abroad? You can help future study abroad students who have the same questions! [more...]