Spanish American Institute of International Education - SAIIE - Credits, Grading, and Transcripts

Academic Credit

Credits are certified by UW-Platteville and will be validated on an official UW-Platteville transcript at the end of the semester. Credits earned also become part of an official academic record at UW-Platteville.

While all credits should be transferable, please note that if you wish any of your courses to fulfill specific requirements for your major, minor, or general education, you must seek the necessary approval from the appropriate person(s) from your home campus.

Non UW-Platteville Students

When you are accepted into SAIIE you should inform your academic advisor and study abroad office at your home campus about your intent to go abroad on our program.

You will remain enrolled at your home institution as a "degree-seeking" student. We will enroll you at UW-Platteville for only the term you are going abroad as a "special student."

After being accepted on our program you will need to identify the courses you would like to take at SAIIE and find out what paperwork is necessary from your home campus to ensure transfer credit.

Most campuses have a document or form for you to complete. This form may be called something like "international study course approval form" or "study abroad transfer credit form." You must complete this form in full with all necessary and appropriate signatures (from academic advisors and department chairs) to ensure credit transfer.

To acquire approval, some department chairs at your home campus may request to also see a syllabus for approving transfer credit for a particular course. Here you can find the course syllabus for: ART 3700 Artistic Monuments in Seville, Córdoba and Granada (3 credits)

At the end of the term you will receive one official UW-Platteville transcript for the term abroad on a UW-Platteville program. This transcript will be sent to your home school's Registrar's or Admission's Office for transfer credit.

Grading System & Transcripts

SAIIE students are graded according to the specified criteria shown in the syllabus. Generally speaking, there is a mid-term and final exam. In addition to this, there will be various quizzes, oral presentations and pieces of homework that each student must complete. Assistance is also an important factor which we take into account when grading students.

All students participating in the SAIIE program will be issued a grade report upon completion of the program which will be sent to the address requested by the student. They will also be issued an official transcript from UW-Platteville.

Only one official transcript is provided by the Institute for Study Abroad Programs office. For information on how to request another official UW-Platteville transcript for a student who has completed a program with SAIIE please visit the UW-Platteville Registrar's Office website at (http://www.uwplatt.edu/registrar/transcripts.html).

SAIIE uses the following academic grading:

97 – 100  A+     77 - 79  C+

93 – 96    A       73 - 76  C

90 – 92    A-      70 - 72  C-

87 – 89    B+     67 - 69  D+

83 – 86    B       63 - 66  D

80 – 82    B-      60 - 62  D-

           Below 60  F