Study Abroad

Transcripts and Posting Grades from Abroad

Students on Elon programs (Centers, affiliates, and exchanges) will receive Elon grades and credits for all approved courses taken while abroad.  Grading systems vary around the world.  If your program utilizes an American-style, A-F grade scale, Elon will post those grades.  If your host institution utilizes a different grading system, your grades will be calculated according to an approved grade conversion scale before being posted to your Elon record.

If you have, or anticipate having, any issues with grades earned abroad, you must address them with the faculty and program administrators abroad prior to returning home.  Elon is obligated to honor the courses and grades as reported by the partner institution or study abroad program.  Elon cannot change or omit any courses and grades reported by the host institution or program. 

Semester Programs

Affiliate/Exchange Programs

Students will receive grades and credits for all approved courses taken abroad.  Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.  Grades will be calculated into the student's Elon GPA.  Transcripts may take several months to arrive.  Once a transcript is received, the courses and grades will be entered into the student's Elon transcript.  Some programs require students to go through a process to request a transcript be sent to Elon.

Center Programs

Students will receive grades and credits for all courses taken on an Elon Center semester study abroad program.  Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.  Grades will be calculated into the student's Elon GPA.

Summer Programs

Affiliate/Exchange Programs

Students will receive grades and credits for all approved courses taken abroad.  Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.  Grades will be calculated into the student's Elon GPA.  Transcripts may take several months to arrive.  Once a transcript is received, the courses and grades will be entered into the student's Elon transcript.  Some programs require students to go through a process to request a transcript be sent to Elon.

Faculty-Led Programs

Students will receive grades and credits for all courses taken abroad.  Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.  Grades will be calculated into the student's Elon GPA.  Grades will be posted no later than August 1.

Winter Term Programs

Students will receive grades and credits for Winter Term study abroad courses.  Students will receive separate grades for the Fall pre-departure course and the Winter Term course.  Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.  Grades will be calculated into the student's Elon GPA.  Grades will be posted for the Fall pre-departure course in mid-December and for the Winter Term course no later than March 1.