Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Grades and Credit Conversions

‌‌Loyola Programs

Students participating in a Loyola program, such as Rome, Beijing, Vietnam, or faculty-led programs, will see their courses in LOCUS like any other Loyola class. You will receive instructions for your specific program after being accepted on how and when to enroll in courses.

Non-Loyola Programs

The Office for International Programs will register study abroad students for a Loyola Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS 300X) placeholder course while they are abroad. You will notice that this course appears in your LOCUS enrollment screen for the duration of your program abroad. You will see a 12-credit course each semester you are abroad on a semester or year program and a 6-credit course if you are on a summer program, though these credit amounts are not necessarily a reflection of the actual amount of credit you will receive for your program. Once the Office for International Programs receives the official transcript for your study abroad program, the placeholder course will be removed and the actual courses, grades and credit amounts will be entered into LOCUS by the Office for Registration and Records.

Note: If you need to be enrolled in a placeholder course for more than 12 credits for financial aid purposes (typically the Illinois MAP grant), please contact studyabroad@luc.edu.

Grade and credit conversions can vary by program. Students participating in provider programs can find the grade and credit conversions on the program's web site or by contacting the provider. If you need help locating this information, please contact the Office for International Programs.

Grade and Credit Conversions for Exchange Programs & Chile Affiliate