Required course load is 15 semester hours of credit during each semester.
In the British education system, students attend university for three years and only enroll in courses directly related to their degree. St. Mary’s may request that you submit syllabi and course descriptions from your previous work to demonstrate that you have satisfied any prerequisites.
Courses available to study abroad students are described on St. Mary’s website. Students will enroll in three courses per semester. Courses are offered at 20 UK credits equivalent to 5 US credits each.
When selecting courses, it is important to pay attention to course levels:
There will likely be a drop/add period upon arrival. 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).
|Percentage||Description||Suggested U.S. Equivalent|
|70 - 100%||First Class||A|
|60 - 69%||Second Class Upper||B+|
|50 - 59%||Second Class Lower||B|
|40 - 49%||Third Class / Pass||C|
|0 - 39%||Fail||F|