Advanced/Transfer Credit

The School of Foreign Service in Qatar offers students credit for the following programs. The below rules are for the current academic year’s entering class. If you need to know a previous year’s rule, please contact your academic advisor.

 

Advanced Placement

Students who take AP exams may be eligible to receive credit for certain core requirements and for elective courses. Students need to bring an official AP score report to their academic advisor in order to complete a credit evaluation. AP credits may not be applied for major credit. Click here to see how the most common AP exams translate into SFS credits.

 

International Baccalaureate

Students who earn scores of 6 or 7 in higher level (HL) subjects may be eligible to receive credit for certain core requirements and for elective courses. Students need to bring an official IB score report to their academic advisor in order to complete a credit evaluation. Click here to see how the most common IB subjects translate into SFS credits.

 

13th Year Program

SFS-Q recognizes a number of 13th year degree programs and students may be eligible to receive credit for certain core requirements and for elective courses. Students need to bring an official score reports to their academic adviser in order to complete a credit evaluation. Click here to see a list of 13th year programs.

 

College Courses

Credit toward Georgetown degrees may be given for work done at other accredited institutions. Please note that transfer credit is determined by the Academic Affairs Office at SFS-Q and NOT the Admissions Office. If you have specific questions regarding the transferability of classes you have taken and/or are currently taking, please contact us.  
 
Credit awarded from other institutions are subject to the following limitations:

  • Credit for required courses will be given if the course is similar to the one required at Georgetown.
    (Click here to access the Course Catalog)
  • Credit for electives will be given if the course is similar to courses offered at Georgetown. 
    Credit for courses not offered at Georgetown will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Grades earned must be at least one level above minimum passing level, (e.g., C). 
    Passing grades on a Pass/Fail system are acceptable if defined as C or better.
  • The maximum number of transferable credits is one-half of the total required for the degree (60 credits).
    All transfer students must enroll as full-time students.
    They must spend a minimum of four full semesters in residence at Georgetown to earn a degree. 
    Summer sessions and study abroad programs will not count toward fulfilling the residency requirement.