The purpose of this section is to explain how ISA handles the host university transcripts of North American students who participate in our study abroad programs.

Attention GlobaLinks Learning Abroad alumni: Please reference the section at the bottom of this page for information regarding your transcripts.

Process of receiving your transcript:

Status of Fall 2016 Transcripts

Status of Spring/Winter 2017 Transcripts

Status of Summer 2017 Transcripts

The cover letter:

*It is ultimately the responsibility of the student's home university to determine the grade equivalencies and decide how classes taken abroad will apply to each student's degree program. Once the transcripts are received by the home university, it often takes up to 8 weeks to evaluate transfer credit and update students' academic records. In order for credits to be transferred, students must obtain course approval from their home universities. ISA recommends that students get this approval prior to departure.

Before returning back to the US:

*Please note that transcript procedures differ slightly for the Fine Arts and French Language summer program in Paris. Please contact Matt Gulizia at ISA (see below) for additional information.

Academic Records & Transcripts FAQ

Please follow this link to view the Academic Records & Transcripts FAQ.

Requesting Additional Transcripts

Should you need additional transcripts sent in the future (for jobs, graduate school, etc.) you must complete the Additional Transcript Request Form (ATRF) and submit it in with the required payment amount.

Please read the payment information on the form very carefully:

Students should also include any additional required forms with the ATRF, i.e. AACOMAS. You may submit forms that should be sent out with your transcript to If you are requesting a transcript to be sent to a university that is part of the University of California (UC) system or to World Education Services (WES), an original transcript will be required. In this case, please contact ISA to review your options, as we will need to request these originals from abroad.

Upon receiving the ATRF and payment, ISA will send an official copy of the foreign transcript to the location designated by the student. All transcripts are stored at the ISA Austin office indefinitely. If you have any questions about requesting additional transcripts, please contact Academic Records (

Contact Us

Remember that your home university will ultimately make the decision about how classes taken abroad will apply to your degree program. If you have any questions regarding transcripts, please contact the Academic Records Department in the ISA Austin office: