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International to U.S. Credit Equivalencies

Going abroad and unsure how your credits will transfer back? Please refer to the guide below to assist you in planning your credit load, as all students must be enrolled in 12 U.S. credits for a semester long program.

NOTE: It's possible students will get approval for a 3 credit course and it only comes back at 2 credits. This is absolutely fine, as the course is STILL satisfied. Sometimes the opposite will occur, where students will get approval for a 3 credit course and it comes back as 5 credits. This is also fine, as the course itself is STILL satisfied.

PROGRAMS IN THE U.K. AND EUROPE

ECTS Credit System (Most popular in the U.K. and Europe)
ECTS U.S. CR
1-2 1
2-4 2
5-6 3
7-8 4
9-10 5
CATS, Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (used by some U.K. Institutions)
CATS US CR
4 1
12 3
20 5

University of Nottingham System
NOTT US CR
10 3
20 6
University of Essex System
Essex US CR
15 4

PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIA

Australian Credit System (used by most Australian Institutions)
AUS US CR
10 4
15 6
Southern Cross University
SCU US CR
12 4
University of La Trobe - Credit Point System
CP US CR
15 3
University of Melbourne
UM US CR
12.5 4
Bond University (AUS Credit System)
AUS US CR
10 4
University of Sydney
UoS US CR
6 3

PROGRAMS IN NEW ZEALAND

Victoria University of Wellington 
VUW US CR
4 1
Massey University
MU US CR
15 4
University of Otago
OTA US CR
12 3

PROGRAMS IN ARGENTINA

University of Belgrano (by contact hours)
UB US CR
120 6

PROGRAMS IN SOUTH AFRICA

NFQ Credit System
NFQ US CR
10 3
15 4