Transcripts and Course Reports
After your semester abroad, BCA partner universities issue a transcript for work completed in your BCA program. Once BCA has received this transcript, we will create an official course report combining the courses listed on the host university transcript(s) and any BCA courses. The course report will also detail the foreign credits and grade earned, as well as the suggested US equivalent. Please note that final decisions regarding credit and grade transfer are up to your home school.
BCA will send your official host university transcript and BCA course report to your home school Registrar or Study Abroad office. You will receive an electronic copy of your transcript and course report through your online BCA portal.
If you do not want BCA to send your course report to your home school, you must notify us by email (send to email@example.com) before the end of your semester abroad.
Please note that BCA will only release your course report to you and your home school after your account is paid in full and you have completed an online program evaluation.
School of Record Requests
For home schools that require a transcript issued by a US-accredited institution, BCA has what is called a School of Record agreement with Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Upon request, Elizabethtown College will issue a transcript for your studies through your BCA program.
You should be in touch with your study abroad adviser to determine if your school requires a School of Record transcript. There is a $150 fee for each School of Record transcript. Requests for an Elizabethtown College School of Record transcript should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While BCA works to process transcripts as quickly as possible, host university and US university calendars can vary greatly. It can take as long as four months for BCA to receive your host university transcripts. Below are typical transcript arrival times for semester programs:
Barcelona, Cheltenham, Dublin, London, Marburg, Quito, St. Augustine and Xalapa:
Spring: August (Late September for Xalapa)
Brussels, Chennai, Dalian, Dunedin, and Valladolid:
Spring: Early July
Download a Transcript Request Form here.
BCA Study Abroad keeps one official copy of your transcript/course report on file at the central office. Requests for additional transcripts/course reports should be sent to the BCA central office.
Processing Time and Fees
10 business days (from receipt of request): $20 per transcript request (hardcopy, mailed via certified mail) and $5 for digital copies
Fewer than 5 business days (from receipt of request): $35 per transcript request (hardcopy, mailed via certified mail) and $10 for digital copies
Please download and complete the form and payment information. Once complete, please email the form to transcripts@BCAStudyAbroad.org.