University of St Andrews Courses

  • 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.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.

You will apply to one of three faculties/schools and take the majority of your courses in that faculty/school. 

Special Considerations

You will apply to one of the three faculties 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.

Course Restrictions

Admittance into 3rd Year/ Honors- level classes is selective and at the discretion of St Andrews upon review of official transcripts.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Taken at least 3 prior classes in that subject at your home university
  • Earned a grade of a B or above in each of those classes

Most departments will limit you to no more than one or two 3rd Year courses per semester.

4th Year courses are not open to study abroad students.

Choosing Your Courses

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.


  • Academic Year = 120 St Andrews credits = 25-32 semester hour credits
  • Fall Semester = 60 St Andrews credits = 12.5-16 semester hour credits
  • Spring semester = 60 St Andrews credits = 12.5-16 semester hour credits

Most students take 2 to 4 St Andrews classes per semester.


Typically Offered
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

Enrollment Process

Final course registration does not take place until you arrive at the University of St Andrews.

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

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.

Grade Scale for University of St Andrews - 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).

Grade Range Description U.S. Equivalent
17 – 20 First Class A
14 – 16 Second Class Upper B+
11 – 13 Second Class Lower B
7 – 10 Third Class/Pass C
0 – 6 Fail F
Intellectual property copyright AACRAO EDGE.