Learning Abroad Center

University of Minnesota's Role as a School of Record

Criteria for acting as a School of Record

The following criteria are used in determining the appropriateness of acting as school of record (SOR) for a select number of educational partners:

  • The program must be one the University of Minnesota actively uses and supports for University of Minnesota students
  • The program must be one the University has confidence in and experience with, as well as a stake in the academic content and quality of the programs
  • The program must have appropriate oversight mechanisms in place, such as advisory boards or councils and review processes.

Approval Process

For approval and ongoing support of our SOR partners, the following is required:

  • Approval and ratification by the Learning Abroad Center Advisory Committee (the Learning Abroad Center’s campus oversight committee, consisting of collegiate and university-wide academic leadership and faculty members).
  • Ongoing active participation by faculty and staff from the University of Minnesota in oversight of programs (through reviews, etc.) and development of curriculum.

These processes have been developed in consultation with the Forum On Education Abroad’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.

Current Partners

The University of Minnesota currently acts as School of Record for the following partners:

CEA CAPA International Education (London, Barcelona and Sydney sites)

CET Academic Programs

DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia (DIS)

The School for Field Studies


There is an administrative fee for the School of Record service managed by the program provider. This fee covers University of Minnesota student record creation, non-degree registration at the University during the term abroad, and an official University transcript to be sent to the student's home institution at the end of the program including the study abroad coursework. The transcripting process can take up to, but no longer than, 4-6 weeks after the Learning Abroad Center has received the study abroad grades from the provider.