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3 Steps To Timely Credit Transfer
1) Submit Your OCS Program Evaluation
2) Secure Your SIT Independent Study Project (ISP) Approval
3) Have Your Transcript Sent to OCS
All students are required to complete a program evaluation online at the completion of their program. Evaluations will be available towards the end of the semester.
Your off-campus study transcripts will not be released to the registrar until your log-in to the evaluation site has been documented.
The evaluation has been developed to monitor the quality and suitability of off-campus study programs, and to help students searching for a suitable program to select the most appropriate option for them. Please complete it as fully and candidly as you can. Some questions may not pertain to your program, especially if you studied in the U.S., if necessary, skip the question or enter N/A.
In order for your OCS credit to transfer to your Colby record, Colby must receive an official transcript of your off-campus study directly from your program/university. In many cases, the student must request it online or in writing from the provider or university. Please have it sent to Colby at:
Office of Off-Campus Study
4500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901
SIT Independent Study Project Approval
If you participate in an SIT program, you must bring your ISP project and any work back to campus to be reviewed by a Colby faculty member upon return. Before you go, you should identify a Colby faculty member who is willing to read and evaluate your project. Select someone familiar with your expected topic and discuss it with them.
Credit will only be transferred after this faculty member has reviewed your independent study and approved it for credit transfer. Failure of the work to meet Colby's standards may jeopardize the transfer of credit. If, upon return, your ISP topic has changed considerably, or the selected faculty is no longer able to read it, you must find another Colby faculty member who is willing to do so. If the ISP is written in a language not understood by your reader, it is your responsibility to translate it into English or identify another faculty member to read it.
Please ask the faculty member to notify OCS of their approval by email or by calling X4505.
OCS Course Approvals