In addition to the academic policies of Fordham and your major department(s), the following policies apply:
To secure necessary approvals and the transfer of credits for courses not offered by Fordham University, students are required to submit all application forms to the ISAP office on stipulated dates. Participants must make sure their projected study abroad credits do not exceed the number of transfer credits allowed to receive a Fordham degree (generally 60).
Core curriculum requirements can only be fulfilled by Fordham courses taught by a Fordham professor abroad.
Major and Minor requirements can be fulfilled by Fordham courses taught by a Fordham professor abroad or at an outside program by obtaining appropriate approval. Fordham College students must obtain major/minor advisor approval and GSB students must obtain approval from the Assistant Dean of Global Programs for courses taken abroad towards majors or minors. Fordham’s Director of Study Abroad must approve all courses to be taken abroad in advance. Program forms requesting official university approval must be signed by Fordham’s Director of Study Abroad.
Grades earned abroad are recorded on a student’s transcript, but with the exception of Fordham-taught courses, are not calculated in the student’s GPA. Courses cannot be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. A grade of C or better in each course is required and courses must be the equivalent of 3 credits at Fordham to transfer; Credits for duplicate courses will not transfer.
Students applying to programs in non-English speaking countries may take a program language placement test. Since a poor placement may require doing course work abroad that amounts to duplication of courses already taken at Fordham, it is recommended that you not leave a “gap” in your language study.