Matriculation

Matriculation is the process of registering as a student with the University and is compulsory for all students.

A general overview of the matriculation process can be found below.

If your matriculation is not fully complete by Friday of Week 1 of teaching you will begin to receive warnings under the Failure to Register policy.

The matriculation process

There are three main parts to matriculation:

  • online matriculation
  • the matriculation event
  • advising

Online matriculation

Students will be expected to complete the online part of matriculation through the student portal, MySaint. The University will email all new students expected to matriculate with details on accessing MySaint. This will usually be in August (or early January for students joining in Semester 2).

Elements of online matriculation students may need to complete include:

  • reading essential information
  • checking advising details
  • payment of tuition fees
  • payment of accommodation fees
  • payment of any outstanding debt
  • updating personal details such as your home address
  • completing an online course in training in good academic practice (sometimes referred to as TGAP)
  • reading visa and passport information for UKVI – United Kingdom Visas and Immigration documentation checks
  • signing the St Andrews medical agreement for Medicine students
  • signing the Matriculation Agreement – the University terms and conditions.

Students should complete online matriculation before attending advising, where possible.

The matriculation event

The matriculation event for students joining the University in January 2018 will take place on Friday 26 January 2018 from 9am to 2pm

Matriculation will take place in the Gateway building on the North Haugh in St Andrews.

All students should bring their passport for identity verification. Students from the UK may bring their UK birth certificate if they do not have a passport. International students must also bring their visa or biometric card (BRP) for a UK Visas and Immigration check.

 

Advising

Advising also takes place during Orientation. Advising is where students meet their academic advisers to discuss their module choices and have them approved. All students must attend advising in person. Medical students will have their modules entered automatically and will need to meet with their personal tutors instead.

All students should bring their matriculation card to advising.

January Orientation

Advising for inbound study abroad and exchange students and students studying on evening degree programmes will take place in the Gateway building on Friday 26 January 2018.

September Orientation

Students in the following categories will meet their academic advisers of studies in the Gateway building:

  • new and returning sub-honours students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity
  • new and returning sub-honours students studying on Economics or Management programmes in the Faculty of Science
  • inbound study abroad and exchange students
  • students studying on evening degree programmes.

Students in the following categories will meet their academic adviser of studies in their Schools.  Arrangements for making bookings will be publicised within each school:

  • new and returning sub-honours students in the Faculty of Science (apart from those studying on Economics or Management programmes)
  • Honours entry students in any faculty.

Medical students will have their modules entered automatically and will need to meet with their personal tutors.