International Exchange Students: Registration

These general guidelines are intended to assist undergraduate exchange students in the process of registering and making course selections.

Credit Hours

Undergraduate exchange students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours up to a maximum of 18 credit hours per semester in order to maintain visa status as a "full-time" student. This usually averages out to 4 or 5 classes. The average course load at UF is 12-16 credit hours.

Classes meet in a classroom one hour per week for every credit hour. Thus, 4 credit hour courses meet in a classroom 4 hours each week for the entire semester (16 weeks).

Professors expect students to prepare 1-2 hours outside of the classroom for every credit hour enrolled. For one business course, a student will be in the classroom 4 hours a week AND spend an additional 4-8 hours PER WEEK preparing for the course.

Sample Credit Conversion Scale
UF Credits ECTS Credits ECTS Credits
1 UF credit (1/.6 = 1.6) = 2 ECTS credits
2 UF credits (2/.6 = 3.3) = 3 ECTS credits
3 UF credits (3/.6 = 5) = 5 ECTS credits
4 UF credits (4/.6 = 6.6) = 7 ECTS credits
5 UF credits (5/.6 = 8.3) = 8 ECTS credits

Course Eligibility

Exchange students from business partner universities are eligible to enroll in most undergraduate courses offered by the Warrington College of Business Administration as long as they meet course prerequisites.

Review our business partner universities list. Exchange students from non-business partner schools are eligible to enroll in all “Electronic Platform” courses listed on our course page provided they meet the prerequisites. Exchange students from non-business partner schools may enroll in business electives at the start of the semester if seats are available.

Add/Drop Period

During the first week of classes, there is a period during which you can adjust your schedule. This provides students with a chance to meet the instructor and review the syllabus. Although classes can be added through the end of the first week, many classes are filled by this point. We advise that you plan your course request carefully and make alternative selections.


Grades are assigned at the end of the semester and may be based on any combination of the following criteria: attendance, participation, group work, homework, quiz scores, or test scores.

UF Grade Values For Conversion
Letter Grade As of Summer '09
A 4.0
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.0
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.0
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.0
D- 0.67
E 0.0
WF 0.0
S-U 0.0


College Info

Warrington College of Business Administration
100 BRY
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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