College Credit & Preparation

Sol Abroad programs are the ideal experience for preparing high school students for their college career. On our programs students develop the independence and maturity they will need for college. Select Sol Abroad programs offer high school students the unique ability to earn college credit while abroad. Whether the Sol Abroad program you choose includes college credit or not, the experience gained is invaluable for preparing for college and your next steps after high school.

University Credit:

If you chose a Sol Abroad program that provides a transcript, upon successful completion of the program you will earn an official transcript from the foreign university certifying the classes and hours completed and grade earned. A scanned version of your official transcript and a translated cover letter (explaining the coursework completed and grade earned) is sent to you as an attachment via email. We retain your official transcript in our office. All of our program include sending one transcript to the institution of your choice. Most students wait until they have been accepted to a university or specific post-secondary institution to have their transcript sent.

The foreign coursework you complete is measured in classroom contact hours. A contact hour is the unit of measurement that is used by U.S. universities to determine credit.

15 classroom contact hours = 1 semester credit
10 classroom contact hours = 1 quarter credit

Transcripts:

Foreign transcripts are typically received by our office 4 to 6 weeks after the completion of your program. We keep a copy of all transcripts in case you need official copies at a later date and can be mailed to you for a processing fee. See our page "Request a Transcript" for more details. *If you have just finished a fall semester program it can even take longer due to the holiday break. After the transcripts are received in our office, you will be sent via email a scanned version of your official transcript and a translated letter explaining the coursework completed and grade earned. Your official university transcript, along with the translated letter, is sent to the appropriate transcript contact person at your university. We keep an official copy at our office in the event you ever need to request one again in the future. For additional transcripts that you request or may need in the future (such as for graduate schools or applying to jobs or teaching programs) there is a processing fee of $25.

Programs with College Credit:

The institutions listed below are fully-accredited by that country's Ministry of Education.

Summer Programs:

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
University Name: University Institute of Economics and Business Administration (ESEADE)

Location: Granada, Spain
University Name: University of Granada (UGR)
Notes: offered during SUM IIb and SUM III & must be a Gap Year student and have graduated high school

Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
University Name: University of Oaxaca (UABJO)

Location: Atenas, Costa Rica
School Name: ATESA
Notes: Our Summer Program in Atenas, Costa Rica offers classes at our world-class language school ATESA and does not offer college credit.


Gap Semester & Year Programs:

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
University name: University of Belgrano (UB)
Notes: you must be a Gap Year student and have graduated high school

Location: Granada, Spain
University name: University of Granada (UGR)
Notes: you must be a junior or senior in high school or a Gap Year student to attend

Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
University: University of Oaxaca (UABJO)

Location: Heredia, Costa Rica
University name: Latin University (ULCR)
Notes: you must be a junior or senior in high school or a Gap Year student to attend

Foreign Grading Scale

Each foreign university has its own grading scale. We list the conversion scale in the translated cover letter that accompanies your completed foreign transcript.

Schools of Record

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    Academia Buenos Aires Language School

    Academia Buenos Aires (Academia) Hipólito Yrigoyen 571
    CP 1086
    Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Phone: 54-11-4345 5954
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

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