The Study Abroad Office must receive an original transcript from the program abroad. Students are responsible for ensuring that an official transcript is sent to the address below and not to the Office of the Registrar or to the students’ home address. Failure to have your transcript sent to our office will result in delays to credit transfer and possibly graduation.
Study Abroad Office
Rinker Center for International Programs
Ball State University
Pittenger Student Center, Room 102
Muncie, Indiana 47306
Ball State exchange and study abroad courses will appear on a student's transcript as transfer credit and will not be factored into a student's cumulative Ball State GPA. Since many international universities do not use the same credit hour or grading system as we do, the Study Abroad Office will provide credit and course equivalencies for each overseas institution.
We use grade conversion tables created in part with the World Education Services International Grade Conversion Guide for Higher Education and our academic units.
If you have any questions or would like any clarification regarding credit or grading equivalents, please contact the Study Abroad Office.
Study-abroad students must work closely with their department and academic advisors to discuss how their study-abroad program will impact their overall academic plan.
You are responsible for assuring that all courses taken abroad are approved before beginning course work.
The Request for Study Abroad Credit (RSAC) is designed to assist you in your study abroad preparations.
All credits from your study abroad program will count only as elective credit and cannot be used for major/minor/core course requirements unless all the necessary preliminary authorizations from the departments listed on this form have been obtained.
Please note that the study abroad course approval form is good for only one semester. If you study abroad for an academic year, you must complete one checklist for each semester. You are encouraged to work closely with your advisors and have more courses approved than you intend to take abroad; should a student opt to change registration once abroad, additional course options have already been approved.
Download the RSAC Form