Returning Students

You may be asking yourself, “Where has the time gone?” Just a few short months ago you were preparing to leave for your adventure abroad and now it’s time to return home. Below are a few items to keep in mind as you prepare to return to Harvey Mudd College.

Course Approvals

As mentioned earlier, if you decide to change any courses listed on your approved HMC Course Approval Form, they must be approved by the corresponding HMC department. Failure to do so could result in you not receiving credit for the course(s). Please note that the Registrar’s Office will not add these courses onto your transcript until approval is received.


Typically, transfer credit can be awarded and the student can graduate from HMC within four years. All courses and grades are reflected on the HMC transcript, but credits will not be computed into the HMC grade point average. In order to receive credit for courses taken abroad, you must meet each department’s minimum grade requirement of a “B”. If you receive grades below the minimum, contact your advisor or the department head for assistance.

Study Abroad Evaluation Form

Please take some time to complete our study abroad evaluation form. Your experiences help us provide more information to prospective study abroad students.

Welcome Back Dinner

We will have a welcome back dinner within the first few weeks of the semester. Be sure to look for our email announcing this fun off-campus event!

Photo Contest

Students return from abroad having taken many beautiful pictures! The Office of Study Abroad hosts a photo contest, and winning photos will be displayed on our website, in various areas around campus, and, of course, the Study Abroad Office.