Credit Guidelines

You may earn up to 16-credits for one term abroad, and up to 8-credits for a summer study abroad. You may not transfer more than 32-credits of transfer credit from abroad toward your Harvard degree. 

In order to be eligible to earn transfer credit for your study abroad experience, you must submit Request for Course Approval form to the OIE by the appropriate deadline

To earn transfer credit you must take a full course load of academic credit while abroad. If you choose to underload, you are responsible for informing yourself, and understanding the potential ramifications of doing so. You are also responsible for notifying the OIE if this is the case. Prior to your study abroad experience, you should discuss your study abroad academic course load and study plan with your Resident Dean.

Please contact the OIE if you have questions about the credit transfer process.