Reading's academic year consists of three trimesters allowing students to participate in:
-back-to-back terms (Fall and Spring, or Spring and Summer)
-Academic Year (Fall, Spring and Summer)
Students take classes with local students. (Additional charges or admission requirements may apply for some courses.) Please inquire at the ISA office for more details. The University of Reading will host an orientation upon arrival during the fall term and pre-trip and on-site academic advising will be offered.
Prospective study abroad students may not be able to identify easily the precise level at which to study; in general, study abroad students follow mainly second-year courses, with the addition of some first- and third-year work in appropriate cases.
Students should be flexible regarding their classes and should be prepared to leave final decisions about which courses you follow until arrival at Reading.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.
Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
All applicants must have at least sophomore standing (second-year) at their home university.
Students are required to obtain a British Tier 4 Visa if participating in a session that is 6 months or longer.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
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