You will enroll in 12-16 credits per term at one of the six colleges we partner with. In Fall, Michaelmas term, you have the option to enroll in the standard term (12 credits) or an extended Michaelmas term (16 credits). In Spring, you enroll for two terms, Hilary and Trinity (24 credits). For the Academic Year, you will enroll for all three terms (36 credits).
The University of Oxford academic calendar is comprised of three terms, Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity. As a Visiting Student at Oxford, you have several options for enrollment.
For specific dates, please see the Program Dates page.
If you are applying for the Fall term only, consider Hertford College or Lady Margaret Hall, where you will begin classes early and earn 4 additional credits.
Hertford College has a four-week, four-credit pre-session in the fall. All students attending Hertford College for the fall term only will participate in a September Pre-sessional Seminar. Students can choose between the History Seminar or the September Humanities Seminar. More information here.
The University of Oxford is composed of separate colleges which function independently. You will apply for admission to only one college.
The Academic Preferences Form will ask you to rank your top 3 colleges from the 6 options below. Select the individual page for each college for more information.
|Hertford College||St Anne's College|
|Lady Margaret Hall||St Catherine's College|
|Mansfield College||St Edmund Hall|
Depending on what you are studying you will choose 2-3 tutorials. Please visit the Choosing Your Tutorials page for information on the tutorial selection and completing this section of your Academic Preferences Form.
Oxford may impose a tuition surcharge for enrollment in certain laboratory-based courses.
The following scale is vetted and provided by the University of Oxford.
|Oxford Percentage||U.S. Equivalent|
|80 – 100%||A+|
|70 – 79%||A|
|65 – 69%||A-|
|60 – 64%||B+|
|55 – 59%||B|
|50 – 54%||B-|
|45 – 49%||C+|
|40 – 44%||C|