CYA prefers to let each school make its own determination based on the transcript CYA issues, mindful of the fact that there is considerable variation among US colleges and universities in the way they calculate credit hours. However, what constitutes a full academic load at CYA is usually the equivalent to a full-time course of study at any institution of higher learning in the US.
Applicants to CYA programs who wish to transfer credit back to their home school must have a Study Abroad Approval/Transfer of Credit Form filled out and signed by their study abroad advisor. The form will ask you to list any conditions which must be met including those listed below:
Will the student be granted credit by your institution for work completed at College Year in Athens on the basis of the College Year in Athens transcript? Under other conditions?
What is the minimum grade needed to receive credit?
Are there any courses at College Year in Athens which would not receive credit?
Would the usual four courses per semester at CYA be considered a fulltime load or does your institution require a fifth course?
Does your institution require its students to take the host language?
For more information about CYA or SoR transcripts, please contact our North American office (by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-868-8200).