Academic Load

Students are required to enroll in four courses, earning the equivalent of 16-semester credits upon successful completion. Students participating in Buddhist Studies in India enroll in two required courses and two elective courses. Students participating in Ecology and Anthropology in Tanzania or Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe enroll in four required courses.  Courses for each program are listed on the program web page.

Independent Study/Field Research Project courses are required courses. When the student confirms his/her/their participation in a Carleton Global Engagement Program, the student understands that participation in the Independent Study/Field Research course is required and that he/she/they may not voluntarily withdraw. Requests to drop the Independent Study/Field Research will be considered only for the most serious and extraordinary reasons. For more details, please see the attached PDF.

Students must maintain full-time student status as defined by their home institution while on a Carleton Global Engagement Program. Requests to drop a course are considered only after the student has been in contact and received approval from the appropriate office at their home institution. Requests to drop a course or change from graded to Satisfactory/Credit/No Credit (S/Cr/NC) must adhere to Carleton College policies and deadlines. Requests are reviewed by the Academic Standing Committee at Carleton College.

Grade Reporting*

Grade reports for each course are submitted to the Registrar online at the close of each term. Once a grade has been reported it becomes part of the student’s permanent record and can be changed only by the faculty member and with the approval of the Academic Standing Committee (ASC). Registration errors that result in grades of F may only be corrected through a successful student petition to the ASC.

Written Evaluation of Course Work*

At the end of any course, a student may request a written evaluation of his or her work to supplement the letter grade. If that course has fewer than 20 students, the professor must honor the request. If the course has more than 20 students, the professor may choose to give a written evaluation but is not obligated to do so. The evaluation goes to the student only; no copy is filed with any College office.

End of Term Deadlines*

While faculty members may establish earlier deadlines for the work in their courses, students are to have all work completed and submitted for a course not later than the end of the official examination schedule for that term. Late work is not to be graded. Work may extend beyond the end of the exam schedule only if an “EXT” (extension granted) has been approved by an associate dean of students or an associate dean of the college.

This policy is intended to set an outside limit on the time allowed to complete course work and provide a degree of fairness among students. While the quality of a student’s work may improve if given additional time, it is also important to maintain a common framework of time available to all students. If special circumstances seem to warrant additional time for an individual, the student or faculty member should request and receive approval for an “EXT” before any extended time is provided.

Petitions*

A petition, usually a typed or printed request on a form provided by the Office of the Dean of Students or the Registrar’s Office, is used for making an appeal to the Academic Standing Committee (ASC). In petitioning the ASC, care should be taken to provide all relevant information in unambiguous detail so that the committee will be fully informed. Should a student submit a petition for an exception to college policy, it does not necessarily follow that it will be approved.

While not intending to limit students’ access to the petition process, the ASC wishes to inform students that because of its concern that academic policies be administered equitably, it is unlikely that petitions will be granted for an exception to regulations concerning late S/Cr/NC change and underloads.

Drop/Add Policies for Independent Study/Field Research Projects

Independent Study/Field Research Projects associated with Carleton Global Engagement Programs are required courses. When the student confirms his/her/their participation in a Carleton Global Engagement Program, the student understands that participation in the Independent Study/Field Research course is required and that he/she/they may not voluntarily withdraw. Requests to drop the Independent Study/Field Research will be considered only for the most serious and extraordinary reasons. The complete Drop/Add policy is available as a PDF.

[ * ] Indicate a Carleton-specific policy. Contact your college’s study abroad office to find out your school’s policies.


Transcripts

Transcripts for Programs in Fall 2016 and Beyond

Transcripts will be sent from Carleton College to each student’s home institution several weeks after the program’s completion. Additional transcripts may be requested through the Carleton College Registrar’s Office.

Course numbers, titles, and descriptions are listed on individual program pages, and syllabi are available on request. 

Transcripts for Programs Prior to Fall 2016 through Antioch Education Abroad

Transcripts for Antioch Education Abroad programs completed prior to Fall 2016 are issued by Antioch University through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Antioch Education Abroad Transcript Request Instructions

  • Go to the National Student Clearinghouse website.
  • Click on Order-Track-Verify and select Order or Track a Transcript from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Antioch University as your school in the drop-down menu.
  • On the next page, read through the information and then click Start.
  • Complete the fields on the Enter Personal Information screen and click Next.
  • On the following screen, you will be asked to select the campus you attended. Click on Other/Closed Campus.
  • Complete the remaining screens and order your transcript.

Carleton College Academic Credits

Transcripts for Carleton Global Engagement programs are issued using Carleton credit units. According to Carleton College Academic Regulations and Procedures, “the standard Carleton course is six credits; for purposes of transfer evaluation, six Carleton credits are comparable to three and one-third (3 1/3) semester credits or five quarter credits.”

Carleton Global Engagement recommends the following conversion between Carleton credits and semester credits. Students should contact the study abroad office or registrar’s office at their home institution for institution-specific transfer credit policies.

Carleton CreditsRecommended Semester Credits
2-31
42
63
84