Academic Credit, Grading System & Transcripts


UW-Platteville acts as our School of Record.



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

After being accepted into the program you will need to identify the courses you would like to take through the SAIIE program 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 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, it is your responsibility to seek the necessary approval from the appropriate person(s) from your home campus.

Can I Earn Credit for an Internship 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.



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. 

PLEASE NOTE: At the end of the term students will receive one official UW-Platteville (ONLY ONE) or SAIIE (If they registered directly through the SAIIE program) transcript for the term abroad on the our program. This transcript will be sent to the students home school's Registrar's or Admission's Office for transfer credit.

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 Sevilla and EUSA transcripts will be forwarded to SAIIE or University of Wisconsin-Platteville from 1 to 3 months after courses are completed. SAIIE or 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. 

SAIIE and 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:


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