Courses Abroad

Academic Credit

It is really important to understand how academic credit works when you study abroad, which depends on which type of program you're participating in. Refer to our Academic Credit page for more information:

Course Schedule

You may or may not be able to choose your course schedule (the days and times of your classes). This will depend on the specific program you are participating in. It could also be possible that you do not register for courses or receive your course schedule until you are on-site. It's important that you do not plan and personal travel until you know what your schedule is.

Taking an Online Course While Abroad

You are able to take an online course at UNC Charlotte while abroad, but it's not recommended. Keep in mind that if you choose to enroll in an online courses at UNC Charlotte while abroad, you will be required to pay tuition & fees for that course to Student Accounts in addition to the fees associated with your program abroad.


  • You will receive an A-F letter grade for any course you take abroad
  • All grades earned abroad will be listed on your UNC Charlotte transcript
  • All grades earned abroad will be factored into your cumulatve GPA