Scottish Universities International Summer School (SUISS)

Students take 6-7.5 US semester hours of credit.

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.

There are three different courses, or sessions, available at SUISS. You will enroll in one of the course combinations detailed below.

Choosing Your Courses

Option Total U.S. Credit Hours
Text & Context: British Literature from 1900 to the Present 
consists of 3 courses:
    - Modernism (2.5)
    - Scottish Literature (2.5)
    - Contemporary Literature (2.5)
Creative Writing and Contemporary British Literature
consists of 2 courses:
    - Creative Writing (4)
    - Contemporary Literature (2.5)
Creative Writing and Contemporary British Theatre & Performance
consists of 2 courses:
    - Creative Writing (4)
    - Contemporary British and Irish Theatre & Performance (2)

Course Texts

You are strongly advised to read as many of the core texts as possible before arriving in Edinburgh, as time will be limited once the program is underway. You need not purchase copies of the volumes of poetry - poems will be distributed by tutors in seminars. Upon acceptance, your Program Manager will email you the pertinent reading list for the course you have chosen.

Enrollment Process

When completing the online course form:

  • Course Code: Please use "SUISS" for your course code for all sections.
  • Title: Please use the course name
  • Credits: Please use the number of credits displayed for the appropriate courses

Grade Scale for the United Kingdom

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
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
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