At the end of the program, students will receive grades and credits reported on an official transcript from the universities in Spain, Costa Rica, France and Italy (not from MLSA). Grades will be recorded in both the American letter system (A, B, C, D, F) and the European/Latin American points system (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10). At the end of the program, you will be asked to write down the address where you want the transcript to be sent in the United States. Be very specific about the office and person who will receive the transcript so the transcript does not get lost.
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid will only send the transcript to universities, institutions, or organizations—not to an individual. The other universities will send transcripts to a student’s home, university, or institution.
The transcript will not be released until all payments and fees have been paid.
Attendance at classes is required; if the student misses 3 days of classes in Costa Rica or Italy, or 4 days in Spain, he/she will not receive any credits or any documentation testifying that he has participated in the program. A number of late arrivals to class will be considered as one absence.
All courses offered are given on SEMESTER basis. The universities recommend credits to be equivalent to semester credit in American universities. All credits earned under these programs are transferable and will entitle the students to an official transcript, a grade and credit report from the universities which are fully accredited institutions. Although they are fully accredited, the accreditation of these courses and counting the credits towards fulfillment of graduate or undergraduate requirements, teacher certification, or to receive credit in your major/minor WILL DEPEND SOLELY on the decision of the authorities or correspondent departments of the universities of each student. All departments and schools reserve the right to determine how much and what type of credit you may receive. Students are advised to clear all courses with their home school before traveling to Spain, Costa Rica, France or Italy. Talk to your academic advisor at your own institution, or the person who is going to approve the transfer of credits to your university, institution, organization, to get the courses pre-approved before participating in the program. Complete the Academic Approval, Home School Authorization for transfer of credits form (ask MLSA office for the form); have it signed by your advisor if it is necessary and you want credits; keep the original and make a copy and send it to our MLSA office. In your application be sure to give the name of the institution where you want the transcript to be sent.
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