Course Credit Transfer

Semester at Sea offers an unparalleled educational program in conjunction with our academic partner, Colorado State University.


Our 70+ courses offered each voyage are fully accredited, and meet the generally accepted standards for transfer. The academic partner appoints the academic dean from among their most accomplished faculty and approves all course designs, Field Classes, and syllabi on Semester at Sea prior to sailing.

How it Works

Transfer Credits in 6 Steps

Follow this guide to ensure that you receive academic credit for your Semester at Sea coursework.

Our Academic Partner, Colorado State University

Credits earned on Semester at Sea are from Colorado State University, a leading public land-grant university that is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Students on Semester at Sea are enrolled at Colorado State University as visiting students. Colorado State University records grades and credits earned on Semester at Sea and issues official transcripts to students’ home institutions.

Although credits earned on Semester at Sea are fully transferable, admission to Semester at Sea does not constitute admission to Colorado State University.

Ready to Set Sail?

Take the first step on the journey of a lifetime.