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St Andrews Calendars – 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines

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

Program Dates

Note: Should your program country (or location) require a quarantine upon arrival it may affect your program dates below. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.
January 19 Departure from the US
January 20 Arrival in St Andrews (all students)
January 20 Move into housing
January 22 - 23 Mandatory orientation | Matriculation (registration)
January 25 Teaching begins
February Field trip*—Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument
March 22 - April 5 Spring break
April Overnight field trip*— Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands
April 26 Teaching ends
April 26 - May 9 Revision week
May 10 - 24 Final examination period
May 10 - 24 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

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

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2022-23 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 attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Program Type




Program Capacity

20 students



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