Tips for Academic Advisors
1. It is helpful to know international grading scales and credit conversion. A helpful link to the World Education Services (WES) grade conversion guide is here.
2. Ask students to obtain course descriptions from their study abroad program as this will make determining Longwood equivalents easier.
3. Sometimes students will arrive at their study abroad destination and find that one or more of the classes listed on the transfer credit authorization form will not be offered anymore. Therefore, it is helpful to list several additional classes (clearly listed as "alternate") on the transfer credit authorization form.
4. Help students determine whether the particular study abroad program will offer the classes they need to stay on track for timely graduation. If not, then it may be best for the student to look into other study abroad opportunities. They can begin research on study abroad programs here.
5. Ask the student to read and understand the Study Abroad Checklist and Timeline and the Procedures for Studying Abroad at Longwood University (This includes information regarding financial aid, payment for study abroad programs, and registration).