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St Andrews Calendars – 2020-21 Yearlong

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
March 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
June 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 1 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
August 15 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confimation deposit is non-refundable)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

September 4, 2020 Departure from the US
September 5 Arrival in St Andrews (all students)
September 5 Move into housing
September 7 - 11 Mandatory orientation (Fresher's Week) | Matriculation (registration)
September 14 Fall teaching begins
September Field trip*—Scottish Borders: Melrose, Abbotsford, and Rosslyn
October Overnight field trip* — Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands
October 19 Raisin Monday
November 30 Fall teaching ends
November 30 - December 4 Revision week
December 5 - 14 Fall final examination period
December 15 Holiday break begins
January 25, 2021 Spring teaching begins
February Field trip*—Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument
March 22 - 29 Spring break
April Overnight field trip*— Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands
April 25 Spring teaching ends
April 26 - May 7 Revision week
May 10 - 17 Spring final examination period
May 17 Program end date coincides with the date of last final exam
Late May Move out of housing (refer to your housing contract)
Open return Students establish their own date of return
* * Yearlong students have one day trip per semester and one overnight trip in either the fall or the spring semester included in your program fees.

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 3.2

Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications may be considered)

Open to degree-seeking students currently attending a 4-year institution

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Program Capacity

20 students



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