Study abroad programs for college and gap students
Ensuring students receive academic credit for their courses abroad is of utmost importance to CET. All students receive a transcript for courses completed abroad in accordance with CET’s Academic Policies. (More on CET transcripts can be found below.)
The University of Minnesota serves as CET’s School of Record for all programs, except for CET Siena. The University of Virginia serves as School of Record for CET Siena.
School of Record partners review CET courses, policies, and standards. Students who require a US transcript for transfer credit may request one in their CET application for an additional fee. All other students will receive a jointly-issued transcript from CET and their host institutions.
An official transcript is automatically sent to each student’s home institution about six to eight weeks after their CET program ends, provided that the student’s account is paid in full. (Students can order additional official transcripts for a fee.) Students can also view a copy of their transcript in their online accounts.
For students enrolled in programs with a direct-enroll component, we do our best to adhere to the same timeline. On occasion, transcripts with direct-enroll courses may take longer due to differing deadlines at our host institutions abroad.
In most cases, transcripts are jointly-issued by CET and its overseas partner institutions. These are issued in English, contain the seal and signature of the host university, and the stamp and seal of CET Academic Programs. Each jointly-issued transcript lists:
For US institutions that require additional documentation, students may request a transcript from CET’s School of Record, the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota transcript option is open to students on any CET program, except for CET Siena. Students may indicate their preference for a UMN transcript during the CET application process and pay a School of Record fee of $450. Those who “opt in” will be enrolled at UMN as full-time, non-degree seeking students.
For programs administered with a US partner or programs where jointly-issued transcripts are not available, CET provides a School of Record transcript for all students at no additional charge. This transcript lists the courses and number of credits issued by the US partner. The CET programs that fall into this category are:
We understand that each of our US partners has its own academic requirements and priorities. Our approach to serving this diverse range of institutional needs and goals is one of partnership—a genuine, authentic partnership. We aim for a collaborative, communicative two-way street of identifying goals and strategizing how best to meet them.
While our belief in strong academics is consistent, our program models are diverse. We love to find innovative solutions that can meet our partners’ institutional priorities while enriching and enhance our own program portfolio. Making it your program is our way of making it ours.