Q: How do I know if a course abroad will satisfy a requirement for my intended major or minor?
A: Compare descriptions of your program’s courses abroad with the descriptions of the Regis courses required for your major/minor. If you think a course might count for a Regis requirement, provide your major/minor advisor or a faculty member from the department of your intended major/minor a full description (a syllabus is even better) of the course abroad. Obtain written approval and retain it for your records.
How do I know if a course abroad will satisfy a requirement for the distributive or integrative core?
A: Compare the descriptions of courses abroad with the descriptions of the Regis requirements. Once you think you’ve found potential matches for the core, ask staff in the Dean’s Office for approval. Provide a full course description and/or syllabi for each course. Retain written approval for your records.
Q: Will the grades I earn abroad affect my Regis GPA?
A: No. You will earn credit for each course you successfully pass according to the host institution’s definition of a passing grade. If a course abroad doesn’t count towards your major, minor, or core requirements, the credits will count as “elective” credits.
Q: Will I earn 6 credits at Regis if the class I take a foreign university is worth 6 credits abroad?
A: Probably not. The number of credits you’ll earn at Regis will depend on how many U.S. credits each credit in your particular study abroad country abroad is worth according to the U.S. system.
Q: How many credits do I need to take during my semester abroad?
A: You’ll need to enroll in the equivalent of 12 credits at Regis.
Q: When I apply to law school, medical school, or graduate school, will admissions boards be able to see my study abroad semester grades?
A: Yes. Graduate school applications can and do request your official transcripts from your semester abroad, which will show your grades, so don’t slack off while you’re abroad!
Q: How long will it take for my transcript from abroad to arrive at Regis?
A: It can take up to 9 months, so please plan to be patient. If you don’t see your credits in webadvisor by the end of the semester after you returned to Regis from abroad, contact the Study Abroad office.
Q: Can I take courses online through Regis during the same semester I study abroad?
A: Generally, no. However, if none
of the dates of your study abroad program overlap with the dates of an online Regis course, you may request permission to enroll in that course. You will be billed an additional fee according to the course’s posted per/credit college hour rate.
Q: How many RC integrative core credits can I fulfill abroad?
A: You may fulfill up to a total of two integrative core requirements through the study abroad experience (RCC 440D, Global Education Seminar, and an additional course abroad).
Q: Will my courses abroad automatically transfer back as the Regis course equivalents (core, major, minor, etc.) that I need them to count for?
A: Probably not. If you planned to have a course from abroad count as a core or major/minor equivalent and it did not transfer back on your Regis transcript as such, you will need to gather the written documentation you saved (the preapproval from faculty or deans) and take that information to the appropriate Dean’s office. Then you will need to request a sub-waiver form to ensure that you get the appropriate credits that you need and the relevant requirements fulfilled.