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GO Long Transfer Credit

Steps to transfer credits when studying away for a semester:
Step 1: Email or request a meeting with Monica Leitzel (Registrar’s Office).
Monica will determine if any of the courses you have chosen are pre-approved to transfer for major, minor, or Central Curriculum requirements (pre-approved courses are listed on your GO application for your reference as well). In addition, Monica will coordinate the evaluation of courses requested for Central Curriculum credit.(Please review the handbook for transferring Central Curriculum credits to understand what is necessary for each requirement.)
Step 2: Obtain department head approval(s) for major or minor courses. 
Contact the appropriate SU department head(s) for course approvals for major and minor requirements/credits that have not been pre-approved. You will need course descriptions or course syllabi. Department heads must initial and complete the “SU Equivalent or Requirement Column.” Emailed approval from department heads will also be accepted.
Step 3: List Elective courses on form. 
Courses taken as electives at approved programs are already pre-approved so simply list the course number and title and check the “General Elective” box on the right of the form. Do NOT ask department heads for approval for courses taken for general elective credit only.
NOTE: Even if taken as elective credit only, all language courses need to be approved by the department of modern languages.  This will ensure that you are enrolling in the correct language course based on placement, level, etc.

 Step 4: Meet with your academic advisor.
Discuss which courses and requirements you should take in the semester you will be away. You should also discuss the classes which you wish to take upon your return to campus, since registration and drop/add will be done through mySU during your time away. Obtain your advisor’s signature on your form during this meeting.
Step 5: Submit your completed form to Monica Leitzel (Registrar’s Office).
Monica’s office is in the lower level of Seibert Hall. She will sign and keep the form. 
You can set up an appointment with Monica online:
Important items to remember during your time away:
  • You must be enrolled in at least 12 U.S. credits through the other university/program to maintain your full-time status (this is especially important for financial aid). 
  • When you arrive at your off-campus destination, you must confirm your schedule with the Registrar’s Office.  If any of the courses were not previously approved, you must make arrangements to have them evaluated for transfer.  
  • Your degree audit is available on mySU to reference for graduation requirements. During your semester away, your degree audit will reflect a 12-credit “off-campus semester” course specific to your GO Long program/location regardless of the actual number of credits you enroll in through the other university/program. 
  • Grades of C- or higher are necessary to transfer your credits into Susquehanna. 
  • Grades do not transfer so your Susquehanna GPA will not be affected in any way (except for those students studying through the Lutheran College Washington Semester or SWSB London). Note for SWSB London students: Students on the SWSB London program take a set schedule of courses and do not need to have the courses approved for transfer, however, the grades you receive in those courses do transfer back and affect your Susquehanna GPA.
  • We will transfer the number of credits that you earn for a course as they appear on the official transcript (ex: if you earn 3 credits for a course, we will transfer 3 credits – regardless of how the course was approved to transfer). 
For your reference, pre-approved courses will be made available to you during the semester prior to departure, when you are working through the course transfer process. The lists will be in your GMS application Learning Content. 

Please note the credit transfer conversion equivalencies below for SU-in programs: 
SU-in Chester: University of Chester:
  • 10 UC credits = 2.5 SU credits
  • 20 UC credits = 5 SU credits
  • 40 UC credits = 10 SU credits
SU-in China: University of Macau
  • 3 UMAC credits = 3 SU credits
SU-in Cyprus: University of Nicosia
  • 6 ECTS = 3 SU credits(1 ECTS = 0.5 SU credits)
SU-in Hamburg: Hamburg School of Business Administration
  • 5 ECTS = 2.5 SU credits(1 ECTS = 0.5 SU credits)
  • 1 internship credit issued by SU
SU-in Ireland: NUI Galway
  • 5 ECTS = 2.5 SU credits(1 ECTS = 0.5 SU credits)
SU-in Japan: Senshu University
  • Japanese Language course = 11 SU credits
  • Japanese Business course = 5 SU credits
  • Japanese Culture course = 2.5 SU credits
SU-in Liverpool: Liverpool Hope University
  • 15 LHU credits = 4 SU credits
SU-in London: Regent’s University (pass mark 40 equates to C-)
  • 5 or 6 ECTS = 3 SU credits
  • 10 ECTS = 6 SU credits
SU-in Melbourne: La Trobe University
  • 15 LTU points = 3 SU credits
SU-in New Zealand: University of Waikato
  • 15 Waikato points = 4 SU credits
  • 20 Waikato points = 5 SU credits
SU-in Prague: Charles University
  • 3 Prague credits = 3 SU credits
SU-in Scotland: University of Stirling
  • 20 SCQF = 5 SU credits
SU-in the Netherlands: Maastricht University
  • 5 ECTS = 2.5 SU credits(1 ECTS = 0.5 SU credits)