Academic Credit, Grading System & Transcripts

Academic Credit

SAIIE Courses
All courses taken at SAIIE are approved and 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.

University of Seville & Eusa Courses
The same procedures for acquiring approval will apply to any classes taken at the University of Seville (US) or EUSA. Upon completion of the semester, US and EUSA courses will also be validated on an official UW-Platteville transcript and the credits earned will also become part of an official academic record at UW-Platteville. Please note that all classes taken at US & EUSA will be awarded 3 semester credits. 

When a student is accepted into our SAIIE program they should inform their academic advisor and study abroad office at their home campus about their intent to go abroad on our program.

Students will remain enrolled at their home institution as a "degree-seeking" student. Students will be enrolled at UW-Platteville for only the term they are going abroad with our program as a "special student."

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

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

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


  • To acquire approval, some department chairs at the students home campus may request to see course descriptions and syllabi for the courses they intend to take abroad. Please follow this link to our Study Abroad page where you will find all of our course list, descriptions and course syllabi to all of our programs.

  • 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.

Can I Earn Credit for an Intrnship or Volunteering Program?

Yes! Earning academic credit is just one of the many benefits of an enriching study abroad experience. You can earn credit for interning abroad, and possibly for volunteering as well. Many of our participants seek credit for their experience abroad, so our staff has plenty of experience helping students navigate this process. Whether you need to complete a certain number of hours for your internship abroad or you need to submit supervisor evaluations, SAIIE can ensure those requirements are built into your program.


Grading System & Transcripts

SAIIE Grading System & Transcripts
SAIIE students are graded according to the specified criteria in each syllabus. Generally speaking, for each course there are three exams per semester. 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:

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

University of Seville  and EUSA Grading System & Transcripts
University of Sevilla and EUSA transcripts will be forwarded to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from 1 to 3 months after courses are completed. UW-Platteville will then convert the grading scale to the U.S. Grade Equivalent and forward transcripts to the home institution and the credits earned also become part of an official academic record at UW-Platteville. Please remember that all classes taken at Universidad de Sevilla and EUSA will be awarded 3 semester credits. 

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will use the World Education Services (WES) grade conversion for Spain as follows to convert your grades from the University of Seville and EUSA:

Grading Scale

Scale U.S. Grade Equiv.
9-10 A
8-8.9 A-
7-7.9 B+
6-6.9 B
5.5-5.9 B-
5.0-5.4 C
4-4.9 F