Language Transfer Course Equivalency

For courses completed within the United States:

CAS students requesting transfer credits for language courses completed outside of BU and inside the US, must complete the Transfer Course Equivalency Form and bring it to CAS Advising, 100 Bay State Road, Room 401 for processing.  Student from other schools and Colleges at BU should contact their colleges advising office to receive the appropriate form.

In addition to the Transfer Equivalency Form students should provide a copy of the syllabus and a course catalog description.  At least one of these documents is required to evaluate the course.

Upon completion of course students must arrange to have an official transcript mailed to the Student Records Office of your college.  CAS students should have the transcript sent to CAS Advising, 100 Bay State Road, Room 401.  Only courses from an accredited institution with a grade of “C’ or higher and worth at least 2.5 semester credits will be considered for transfer.

If you plan to complete language courses outside of the US, you will go through Study Abroad.

1) Equivalences for language courses offered through BU Study Abroad program

In order to have BU study abroad courses applied to a major or minor students should work directly with their academic advisor who will inform the CAS Advising Office of an approved substitution.

2) Equivalences for language courses offered through a non-BU External Study Abroad program

If you plan to complete language courses outside of the U.S. through an External Study Abroad program, you should consult the following website (http://www.bu.edu/abroad/findprograms/for-bu-students-only/external-programs) and/or contact the Program Manager for External Programs for more information. The first step is to get approval for the program from BU Study Abroad.  Once the program has been approved, bring the signed “External Program Study Abroad Transfer Credit Form” along with language course descriptions and syllabi to CAS Advising, 100 Bay State Road, 4th floor.  The language courses will be then equated by the CAS language advisor.