You will apply to one of three faculties/schools and take the majority of your courses in that faculty/school. You will take 12.5-16 credits for the Fall or Spring or 25-32 credits for the Academic Year.
You will apply to one of the three faculties which are comprised of different schools (departments) and take the bulk of your course load within that faculty. Your assigned advisor will correspond with you about the course choices which are most appropriate for you.
Admittance into 3000/4000 Level (Honors-level) classes is selective and at the discretion of St Andrews upon review of official transcripts.
To qualify, you must have:
Most departments will limit you to no more than one or two (Honors-level) courses per semester.
Courses available are on the St Andrews website.
Courses are presented by School and there are separate links for 1000/2000-level courses and Honors-level courses in each area.
See below for a list of Schools within each Faculty:
St Andrews Credits
US Credit Equivalent
|Fall or Spring Semester||60||15-16|
|Course Credit Weightings||10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60||2.5, 4, 5, 8, 10, 15|
Most students take 2 to 4 St Andrews classes per semester. You must enroll in a minimum of 50 St Andrews credits per term.
|Semester 1 = Fall Semester|
|Semester 2 = Spring Semester|
|Full Year = Academic Year|
|Normal Year Taken|
|1st Year = a Sophomore level course|
|2nd Year = a Junior level course|
|3rd Year = Honors Level = a Senior/Graduate level course|
Final course registration does not take place until you arrive at the University of St Andrews.
Submit your Academic Preferences Form to Arcadia.
List all course choices and alternates in order of preference. Each course preference should have one alternate listed in case your first choice is not available.
Also indicate the Faculty (Arts, Divinity, Science) where you plan to take most of your courses.
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).
|Grade Range||Description||U.S. Equivalent|
|13.5-16.4||Second Class Upper||B+|
|10.5-13.4||Second Class Lower||B|
|7 – 10.4||Third Class/Pass||C|
|0 – 6||Fail||F|