For all of our classes, students may receive credit through our local university partner in Kunming at the end of their study with Minds Abroad. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate signed by Minds Abroad and by our partner institutions.
Classes are generally held in the morning for 3 hours 45 minutes everyday from Mon-Thurs totaling to 14 hours and 20 minutes hours of class every week. With every week (15 hours of class) students may transfer one credit from the partner university.
Students are responsible for transferring credits earned in Asia to their own universities in the United States. To do this, we recommend that you visit your home university’s study abroad office before signing up for our program as every school has a different policy on accepting credits a student earns while studying abroad. You may get the courses that you are planning on taking approved by your academic advisor or other suitable official in your university and have that official sign your application. If your home college does not have its own “Transfer Credit Approval form”, you may download our Advisor Approval Form. You don’t need to mail this to us, but it is good to have for your records. Recommended credits are based on 15 classroom hours per semester credit. Be sure to include your name, telephone number or email address, the date of the study program and instructions about where the transcript should be sent in the form.
Upon completion, a transcript will be sent directly to your home college or university by our academic partner university.
Foreign universities may not grade on the same scale as U. S. universities, although officials at domestic universities are usually familiar with foreign grading and will be able to fairly convert grades.
Transcripts for the summer semester may usually be expected to arrive by November provided your outstanding accounts are settled. One official transcript will be mailed free of charge to the requested address (on application). All other transcripts must be requested in writing to our academic partner university (who may request a small fee per transcript).
It is important to keep your grades up, to keep all books, syllabi, exams and papers. In the event that something is in question, you can show your university administrators the work you completed while in China.