Education Abroad

Credit Allocation Guidelines

When determining appropriate credit awards for education abroad programs, refer to the Council on Academic Affairs-approved university-wide credit allocation guidelines for education abroad programs. These guidelines are based upon the credit allocation framework laid out by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Just as traditional Ohio State courses require a certain number of hours of formalized classroom instruction per credit hour, so do education abroad programs. As education abroad is a uniquely immersive educational experience, credit allocation is considered for three aspects of each program:

The provided guidelines explain credit allocation for all three of these components, and touch on topics such as program duration, computation of credit-earning time, on-campus prerequisites and Global May programs.

For more information, please refer to the Credit Allocation Guidelines for Education Abroad Programs.