Non-U of I Undergraduates
Welcome to U of I! We look forward to working with you to ensure your study abroad credits will transfer back to your home university. Once you complete your application with USAC or KCP, you will be contacted by the U of I Education Abroad Office with instructions on how to complete the U of I Education Abroad application.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not all universities accept a grade report from USAC or KCP; therefore, U of I will issue your study abroad credits on an official U of I transcript and send it to your home university.
The online U of I application outlines all items you need to complete. Two of these online forms are particularly important:
- Non-Degree Application Form, and
- Transcript Request Form.
You will submit these forms electronically in your online U of I Education Abroad application or alternatively you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This form prompts U of I to send your completed education abroad credits back to your home university. You will complete your Transcript Request Form before your program begins and we will hold it until your program is finished. After the program is completed and USAC sends us your grade report, we process your official U of I transcript and send it to your university with the address you provided. It is your responsibility to make sure that the address on the form is accurate and where your official transcript needs to go within your home university. U of I does not need a copy of your transcript from your home university.
No. One copy will be sent out as an included part of the program. If you need additional copies, you must request an official U of I transcript from the Office of the Registrar.
Typically one to two months after your program is complete. If you need a rushed copy, you will first contact your USAC or KCP advisor to see if this is possible. We cannot start on our process at U of I without your USAC or KCP grade report.
You can first sign the signature document in your online U of I Education Abroad application indicating you understand the STEP instructions, and once you get your address you can complete the STEP registration process with the U.S. Department of State.