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Study Abroad Evaluation
All students are required to submit the Study Abroad Evaluation upon the conclusion of their program. Failure to submit the Evaluation by the last day of the quarter following participation in study abroad will result in the $500 deposit being charged to the student account. This is not reversible.
Receiving Your Grades and Transcript
Typically, transcripts are received from abroad between one and four months following the completion of the academic program abroad. Students who intend to apply for scholarships or graduate programs should keep this time frame in mind at the time of application for off-campus study. Once the SCU Office of the Registrar receives your transcript from abroad it will also take them several weeks to process.
In most cases, programs will send your transcript directly to the SCU Office of the Registrar without you requesting it. In some cases, programs require you to formally request that your transcript be sent to SCU. If your program requires you to formally request your transcript, you should request that transcripts be sent to:
Office of the Registrar:
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
If by electronic transcript, then to OOTR@scu.edu
Eager for your grades?
- Pay your bills. Transcripts may not be released to students with outstanding balances with their programs.
- Contact your program to see if grades have been mailed yet
Registering for Courses at SCU with Prerequisites from Abroad
If your grades and transcript are not yet received but you took a prerequisite for an SCU course while you were abroad, the best thing for you to do is to go to the department or the professor of the class that you are trying to get into and seek a permission number
Go Abroad Again!
Students are only able to study abroad once during the academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring) through Study Abroad during their undergraduate career, however, students are highly encouraged to research other global opportunities that they can take advantage of at SCU. Students are encouraged to reach out to specific programs about their requirements and deadlines.
Note: Students can study abroad in the summer multiple times.
Connecting with the Wellness Center
If you are struggling with your transition back into the U.S. or you witnessed/experienced something traumatic/problematic while abroad, SCU is ready to support you. You are not alone. We are deeply invested in your well-being and we are happy to help you in any way that we can. Below are just a few things you may be struggling with before, during, or after your study abroad experience:
- Petty crime, theft, pickpocketing, burglary, invasion of privacy
- Sexual or physical assault, rape, harassment, stalking, domestic violence
- Depression, isolation, self-harm
- Confusion about your identity
- Losses at home while abroad
- Medical conditions that arose while abroad
It is never too late to get help. The following resources at SCU are available to assist you:
The Cowell Center offers a full range of medical and psychological services. Medical services include primary and specialty care, health promotion, and disease prevention. Psychological Services include psychiatry, medication management, individual therapy, and group therapy.
Make an appointment here
Phone: (408) 554-4501
The Office of Student Life (OSL) responds to the welfare needs and conduct issues of SCU students. Their approach to student life reflects the values of SCU: respecting students as individuals and working with them to maximize their personal development and academic pursuits.
Phone: (408) 554-4583
The Title IX Coordinator is informed of all reports of sexual misconduct and oversees the college's review, investigation, and resolution of those reports to ensure the college's compliance with Title IX.
Phone: (408) 551-3043
Share your Experience
Join the Global Engagement Alumni Network on Linkedin
The Global Engagement Alumni Network works to connect former study abroad and international student alumni from Santa Clara University to leverage their international network, find jobs, and connect with mentors.
Become a part of the SCU Study Abroad Returnee Database!
Want to help others in their study abroad journey? Sign up to be in our SCU Study Abroad Returnee Database, so prospective study abroad students may contact you for questions and advice!
Submit to the GEO Photo Contest
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Country Sash for Graduation
Show your global pride at graduation and make your international experience visible! Accent your cap and gown with a Country Sash! Order online.