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A transfer credit study abroad program is sponsored by a non-Texas A&M University provider. This type of study abroad program allows students the flexibility to choose from a variety of courses not offered at Texas A&M. All the courses are pre-approved so they will transfer. Program options vary in terms of what is included prior to departure and while abroad. By completing the required pre-departure steps, students can ensure access to various Texas A&M resources such as financial aid and scholarships and continuous enrollment status at the university.

Program providers:
  • Coordinates international experiences for U.S. university students and charges a program fee inclusive of tuition and most on-site costs
  • Ideal for students who would like the majority of the program logistics planned with some flexibility (e.g., housing options and/or add-on features)
U.S. universities or colleges.
  • Ideal for students who would like the majority of the program logistics planned as well.
Foreign institutions through direct enrollment
  • Ideal for students who are familiar with the host destination and would like to enroll in classes along with local students
  • Courses and destinations available that may not be offered through Texas A&M University-sponsored programs
  • Access to additional scholarship opportunities
  • Greater variety of course offerings and program duration (3 weeks or longer)
  • Transfer study abroad coursework processed as pass/fail and not calculated into Texas A&M GPA
  • An opportunity to study with students from around the world and/or local students
  • Available add-on features might include internship/volunteer work, excursions, and flexible housing options
There are hundreds of transfer credit programs listed in our database, which have been vetted for quality and transferability of course credits. For a full list, please visit the program search engine.

Note: although our database is a good starting point, students are not limited to these options. If you need further assistance in identifying additional options, please contact one of our Transfer Credit advisors.
Transfer credit study abroad programs require students to pre-approve coursework with Texas A&M via the Study Abroad Programs Office application, as well as apply directly with the sponsoring program provider or host institution to participate.
  1. Create an online application through the Texas A&M Study Abroad Portal:
    • If your program is listed in the search engine, you can search for the program, and then click “Apply Now.” Programs that we maintain include: AIB, AIFS, API, BCA, CEA, CIEE, The Education Abroad Network, ISA/Veritas, Kukulcan Language Institute, The School for Field Studies, Sol Education Abroad, SRAS, and USAC. If you are applying through one of these providers and your program is missing from our database, please contact our office at tcstudyabroad@tamu.edu
    • If you are planning to direct enroll into another institution or apply through a provider not listed above, click here to access the general transfer credit program application and then click “Apply Now.”
  2. Complete the Texas A&M University study abroad application which includes a Transfer Credit Study Abroad Pre-Approval Form. Please be sure to reference the tutorial for this form, which can be found here:  http://studyabroadportal.tamu.edu/?go=TCAdvising . This tutorial is also embedded in your application. It may take 2-4 weeks to complete and route this form, which entails obtaining signatures of pre-approval from several academic departments and your college dean. Please do not search for this form online, as you must use the correct version assigned to your application. 
  3. Upon completion, turn the pre-approval form in to the Texas A&M Study Abroad Programs Office. Once processed, you will be prompted to "confirm" your participation in the program. 
  4. Apply directly to the provider or host institution coordinating your experience to secure participation.

Irene Scott or Jordan Threadgill
Email: tcstudyabroad@tamu.edu

Telephone: 979.845.0544
The required Pre-departure Orientation for all winter break and spring semester 2018 transfer credit study abroad students will be held in early December (TBA: date, time, and location). Reminders will be sent prior to the event.