The academic year at Lancaster consists of three terms. Fall students attend for one term, spring students for two, and academic year students for all three.
If you want to add extra credits to your fall program, learn more about the optional summer pre-session course taught over four weeks. The International Summer Programme (British Culture, Language and Society 1800 – present) is worth 4 semester credits and provides an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the UK.
Academic year and spring two-term students will take examinations or final assessments during the end-of-year period.
Under terms taught, you will see M, L, or S or some combination of these three letters.
On the Lancaster website:
Year of Study:
The preliminary course form students submit to Arcadia prior to departure does not guarantee approval or enrollment in those courses. There is a drop/add period at the beginning of each semester that allows students to make changes to course enrollments. If you make any changes, it is your responsibility to inform your home institution.
If your enrollment is conditional upon entry into a specific course or courses, it is very important that you indicate these requirements at the bottom of the preliminary course form on your Arcadia Passport.
The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).
|Aggregate Grade Range||Ranking||Suggested U.S. Equivalent|
|18 - 24||First Class||A|
|15 - 17||Second Class Upper||B+|
|12 - 14||Second Class Lower||B|
|9 - 11||Third Class/Pass||C+|
|0 - 8||Fail||F|
For certain courses, you will need to submit a portfolio or audition tape to support your application. Portfolio is non-returnable.