Before you leave your host school, make sure your host university sends your transcripts directly to the Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services.
|If they are sending it by EXPRESS MAIL:||If they are sending it by REGULAR MAIL:|
|International Student and Study Abroad Services Dominique Speer 1401 Administration Ave MU 116 Fargo, ND 58102||International Student and Study Abroad Services Dominique Speer PO Box 6050, Dept 4620 Fargo, ND 58108|
If there are classes that you did not have approved for equivalency on your Course Approval Form before you left or while abroad, you can still get them up until the transcript is sent to Registration and Records (approximately 1-2 months after your return). After that, you can still get approval for courses but you would use alternative forms for the process. See the Academics page for more information on those options.
At the beginning of the semester following your study abroad experience, you will likely receive an email from Student Financial Services that indicates that you are on "Financial Aid Warning". It is important to know that this is a notice rather than a hold. It's only after two consecutive semesters of not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress that SFS start to hold the financial aid/loans for students.
Once your transcript from abroad is received and processed by Study Abroad Services, you will receive an automatic notification from the study abroad portal that a document has been attached to your account. This email indicates: 1.) you can login on the Study Abroad website to see a copy of the transcript, and 2.) your transcript has been sent to Registration and Records for the next steps of the process.
Transcript processing by Registration and Records will take approximately 1-2 months. Once complete the number of credits passed and a "P" are added to your NDSU transcript (provided you passed at least one class abroad). Credit transfer decisions are based on the information contained in your host university transcript. Any course equivalencies that you had approved will not show on the transcript, but will be marked as completed requirements on the backside for you. Examples of how your transcript will appear in the two stages of processing are provided below.
|NDSU Transcript: After program and before transcript is processed (click image for PDF version)|
|NDSU Transcript: After program and after transcript is processed (click image for PDF version)|