Credit Transfer & Grades

Students who pass their courses (these should be pre-approved before departure from campus) may expect the credits to be transferred to AUI.

After receipt of an official transcript from a partner institution, the OIP makes a scanned copy to keep on record and then sends the original transcript to the Registrar’s Office for processing.

The Registrar’s Office will need the required approvals from the related department’s Dean and the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) before a transfer of credits can be completed. Once this has occurred, the earned credits will be entered into the student’s Academic Record.

The name of the institution attended and the title of the courses and the credits earned will appear on the student’s AUI official transcript.

Passing grades and impact on CGPA/ Scholarship depends on GPA

A passing grade awarded by the host intuition will be transferred to the student’s transcript at AUI. Grades earned do not transfer and have no impact on the CGPA at AUI.

Though specific grades earned at a partner institution will not transfer to a student’s AUI transcript, students with scholarships must achieve grades equivalent to A’s and B’s in order to maintain their scholarships.

N.B. Students will be responsible for understanding the grading system of their host institution.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS): Al Akhawayn University adopted ECTS because of its student centered approach in making different nation’s grading procedures more compatible. ECTS better represents student workload and learning achieved in a course. While both the American system and ECTS use letter grades, the value of these letter grades does differ from one system to another across Europe. ECTS ensures that a student’s grade abroad reflects the grade that he/she would have earned at AUI.