How does this work?

  • Courses taken abroad automatically count toward general elective credit at BC. 
  • Boston College does not grant credit for non-academic subjects including but not limited to: cooking/wine courses and sport/gym/physical activity courses. 
  • Courses abroad can count toward BC major, minor or core requirements with departmental approval. 
  • If you are at all unsure if a given course will count for general elective credit, contact the Academic Operations Administrator before registering for the course. Any course approved for major/minor/core always counts for BC credit.
  • A course must equate to 3 BC credits to fulfill a BC requirement.
  • Students should not expect to fulfill more than 3 major, minor, or core requirements while abroad.


How to Get Courses Approved