Students studying at the graduate level in an official exchange program, i.e.,one for which Appalachian has an agreement with the foreign institution, are expected to register and pay for graduate credit at Appalachian. In this situation, students should enroll in graduate placeholder courses (GRD 5800-5810) in a one-to-one correspondence to the courses that will ultimately be transferred back to Appalachian.
When the student returns to campus, an official transcript should be submitted to the Graduate School for review. If the course is documented as post-baccalaureate level and the grades are equivalent to a B or higher, then the courses will be transferred in to replace the placeholders.
Students who wish to take undergraduate coursework in an exchange program should use the undergraduate placeholder course (US 3800) for the relevant number of hours.