Academic FAQs

What are the admission requirements for BCA Study Abroad?

You must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study, and you must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing at a U.S. or Canadian college or university.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

BCA Study Abroad aims to engage each participant in an appropriately challenging level of academic work while abroad. We acknowledge that an applicant’s cumulative grade point average is only one indicator of accomplishment and ability.

The BCA Study Abroad expectation is that most students would show at least a B average (3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale) across their course work prior to their study abroad term.  Certain host universities may have GPA requirements of their own, in which case the higher GPA requirement of the two would apply.

Recent enrollment history shows our students’ average GPAs have been above 3.44 (4.0 scale). Our post-semester academic results reveal that students with higher and lower GPAs can excel in study abroad. We are open to discuss program selection and course of study for students who do not reach the expected 3.0 GPA.

How many credits will I get for studying with BCA Study Abroad?

Like most U.S. colleges and universities, BCA requires that students take a full course load of at least 12 credit hours per semester. Please check with your college or university policies regarding transfer of credits from study abroad.

Will my credits transfer?

As part of BCA's application for study abroad, students must obtain academic approval from their college or university. You should discuss course selections with your academic advisor.

What about my transcript?

BCA makes transcripts available to each student's U.S. college or university at the end of every semester. Students may also request additional BCA transcripts for future employers or graduate schools. More about transcripts.