Well, there is a national clearinghouse that consists of approximately 2000 colleges/univ. that many companies, schools utilize to verify creditionals. These schools subscribe to the clearinghouse and it eliminates the headache for them to verify degrees, etc. As far as your classes go, well, if you apply for Federal Financial Aid, it may come up and they can search it.....if you used Federal funds for this class and apply for aid, it will come up. If it's a carib. and doesn't have Federal Aid, you should be OK. I don't see most carib. schools finding out. They take your official transcripts, add up the hours, look for pre-req's etc. If it's just one class, why take the risk....even if you take it over, isn't it better to show you failed or did poorly, and thought it important enough to retake the class for a better grade? If you are close to graduating or have many hours, even two classes with poor grades shouldn't change your GPA that much! Again, I don't think anyone would find out....but is it worth being deceptive for one class? Good luck!!