University of Glasgow Courses

You will take 3-6 classes per semester for a total of 15 credit hours. 

  • Make sure your credits transfer back for credit with your home school and that you are registered for a full academic load according to your home school policies – this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.

Special Considerations

Fall Students:

No fall only courses available in :

  • Computing Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Assessment for courses in these subjects only takes place in May or June.

Course Restrictions

Level 4/Honors- level classes

  • requires Glasgow tutor approval upon receiving official transcripts
  • at least 3 prior classes in that subject
  • grade of a B or above in each
  • meet any listed pre-requisites
  • any class ending in a letter is not open to visiting students
  • may only enroll in one or two Level 4 courses per semester.

Level 5 courses (those with numbers starting at 5000- or greater)

  • postgraduate courses
  • not available to study abroad students

Choosing Your Courses


Academic Year

120 SCOTCAT credits = 30 semester hour credits

Fall or Spring Semester

60 SCOTCAT credits = 15 semester hour credits

Most students take 3-6 classes per semester depending on their particular course combination.

Course Catalog

Course listings for study abroad students are available through University of Glasgow

  • Visit the Undergraduate Course Catalog.
  • Choose a School or subject area in the left-hand margin.
  • View all of their offerings along with pertinent course information.
Delivery Period Normal Year Taken
Semester One = Fall Semester First Year = a Sophomore level course
Semester Two = Spring Semester Second Year = a Junior level course
Full Year = Academic Year Third Year = Honors Level = a Senior/Graduate level course

Enrollment Process

Submit the online course form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University through your Arcadia Passport.

List all course choices and alternates in order of preference. Your first choices may not be available due to timetabling, prerequisite, or availability issues.

Grade Scale for the University of Glasgow - AACRAO EDGE

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 U.S. Equivalent
A1-A5 First Class  A
B1-B3 Second Class Upper B+
C1-C3 Second Class Lower B
D1-D3 Third Class/Pass C
E1 and below Fail F
Intellectual property copyright AACRAO EDGE.