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

If you decide to change any courses listed on your approved Harvey Mudd College Course Approval Form, they must be approved by the corresponding department. Failure to do so could result in you not receiving credit for the course(s).

You will receive an automatic email reply containing the information you entered. Forward this email to the necessary advisor for approval. The advisor must send a copy of the approval email to the registrar and OSA.


Typically, transfer credit can be awarded and the student can graduate from Harvey Mudd within four years. To earn credit, you must receive a minimum grade of B for major courses and C for HSA courses. If you receive grades below the minimum, contact your advisor or the department head for assistance.

Study Abroad Evaluation Form

Please complete our Study Abroad Evaluation Form. Your experiences help us provide more information to prospective study abroad students. Participants will receive a gift for completing the evaluation.

Welcome Back Dinner

The OSA 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 often 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, in the office.