Students in Columbia-sponsored programs receive direct Columbia credit, and the courses and grades appear on students’ academic transcripts. Credit from approved programs that are not Columbia sponsored is certified as transfer credit toward the Columbia degree upon successful completion of the program verifiable by academic transcript. Students must earn a grade of C or better in order for credits to transfer. Course titles and grades for approved programs do not appear on the Columbia transcript, and the grades are not factored into students’ GPAs.
Faculty from the Columbia Engineering academic departments have the responsibility to assess all work completed abroad and make decisions about how these courses fit into major requirements. It is imperative that students gain course-by-course approval from their department prior to departure on a study-abroad program.