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Academic Policies

  • In order for credits to transfer back from a GEO program abroad, students must earn a ‘C’ or better. For more information on MC's transfer policy, please click here.
  • Grades will be reflected upon the Merrimack transcript, but not calculated into the Merrimack GPA.
  • Course selections and courses must be approved before students leave Merrimack for their off-campus program. NEW GEO Course approval form.pdf

Student Life Policies

Whether on-campus or off, Merrimack students are expected to live by the College’s Community Standards.
The community standards can be found in the Merrimack College Student Handbook. They include all of the college’s policies and regulations, which all students should aim to follow. Violation of the College’s Community Standards in an off-campus course of study (whether short-term or semester-long) is grounds for dismissal from the program. Students who are dismissed from their program will return to the States at their own expense, risk loss of course credit for incomplete work, and will be subject to the student-conduct process

Cancellation Policies

Participants on Merrimack programs whether short-term faculty-led or semester-long are responsible for all program fees.

In the case of a Merrimack faculty-led course, if a student wishes to withdraw for any reason after submitting the deposit and participation agreement, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the Merrimack GEO as soon as possible in writing.  Based upon the submission of the student’s online signature of the Participation Agreement and Program Deposit, a space is reserved for a student for participation. At this point, the GEO incurs certain non-recoverable costs. Any participant who cancels participation at any time after the submission of the deposit and the Participation Agreement will be responsible for all non-recoverable and scheduled fees upon written cancellation from the program. Application fees and confirmation deposits for all Merrimack courses are non-refundable per the Participation Agreement.