Credit Transfer and Transcripts

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Course requirements and credit transfer

Y-VISP students take 4-5 credits in a semester at Yale. They way they transfer the credit earned in those courses back to their home institutions varies by partner university and sometimes by department within that university. In many cases, their coursework at Yale can satisfy major requirements at their home institutions. In others, the coursework satisfies electives, which allows students to explore subjects outside of their major area. Students should work with their home institutions prior to coming to Yale to ensure that they fully understand what is expected of them.

Yale Transcripts

Y-VISP will order official transcripts for students' home universities to be used for the credit transfer processes. Please note that all official Yale transcripts are sent directly to the Y-VISP liaisons at the partner institutions following the completion of the student's experience. The liaisons will distribute the transcripts to their students if they do not need to retain the original after the credit transfer process. If students need additional official transcripts, they can request an official transcript online through the Parchment website.