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Programs not approved and offered by the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) for direct credit are considered non-Belmont programs.

Students planning on enrolling in a study-abroad program not approved through Belmont must follow the policies and procedures found on the Transfer Credit Section of the Undergraduate Catalog- Transfer Policy for International (Study Abroad) credits. 

Students will be required to take an official Leave of Absence.  Leaves of Absence are granted by the Registrar’s Office. Belmont financial aid does not follow students on a leave of absence. Please consult with Student Financial Services for information regarding federal financial aid and leaves of absence.

NOTE: Students taking a Leave of Absence participating on a non-Belmont approved program who receive a foreign transcript may need to have their academic work abroad evaluated by World Education Services in order to transfer the credit back into Belmont. Costs are associated with this process.

Here is some information about how non-Belmont programs differ from approved programs:

  • Non-Belmont programs receive transfer credit which means that the credit hours will transfer back in most cases along with your grades.  The grades will be designated with a T to signify transfer credit on your academic record.  These grades will be applied to your overall GPA but not your institutional GPA as courses from a Belmont approved program. Transfer credit may sometimes be applied to majors and minors, but each department handles this process differently.
  • To study on a non-Belmont program during the academic year, students will need to request a Leave of Absence from the Registrar’s Office. A Leave of Absence is not necessary for summer programs, though completing the concurrent enrollment process is required.  Click here for more information about the concurrent enrollment process.   
  • Students studying abroad on a Leave of Absence are not considered Belmont students during the semester(s) that they are away, and this may affect aspects of their financial aid package, such as grace period for repayment of student loans. Discuss your plans with Student Financial Services to ensure that you understand the repercussions of choosing a non-Belmont program.