Transcripts & Credits
As a prospective student, you will want to ensure that the courses you take while studying abroad will transfer for credit at your home institution. The Umbra Institute has a consistent record of providing high-quality academic courses which are granted credit at most U.S. institutions. Please consider the following benefits of choosing the Umbra Institute:
- If you are a student enrolling through the Arcadia University College for Global Studies, you will receive an Arcadia University transcript. Arcadia University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and its transcripts are consistent with credit requirements of most U.S. colleges and universities.
- In the event that your school requires additional information for accreditation purposes, the Umbra Institute makes petitioning for course credit easy. All Umbra courses have syllabi for review by your home institution which include the course description, instructor, material covered, texts used, grading criteria, and other pertinent curricular information. Furthermore, all Umbra faculty credentials are available for review by your home school advisor.
- All Umbra applicants are provided with a course selection form to be signed by your study abroad or faculty advisor, thus approving your course selections. This form will give your advisor the opportunity to indicate which courses will count for transfer credit, as well as which courses will satisfy graduation and/or other curricular requirements. All credit issues are resolved long before you arrive in Italy. Students may request an accredited transcript from our underwriter in the States; additional fees apply.
If you are still concerned about receiving transfer credit, do not worry. We are here to assist you. Should you encounter problems, we are more than happy to speak with your school or send additional information. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Institutions that have direct affiliation agreements with the Umbra Institute will receive an Umbra transcript to report courses, grades, and credits. If you are a student at one of these institutions then great news! You have already been approved to study with us and receive credit.