Transcripts and Credits
A transcript will automatically be sent to your adviser at your home university at the end of your study period at Lancaster.
For Erasmus students this will automatically be sent to your permanent address.
For students leaving in December, transcripts are normally posted out in early February. Transcripts for students leaving in June are posted out in August.
A copy or copies of your transcript can be sent to you after you have left Lancaster. There is a charge of £5 per transcript which you can pay when you complete the online transcript request form with your name, date of birth, address, year at Lancaster, number of transcripts required and a postal address. Please make sure that you make your transcript request at least 6 weeks before you actually need your transcript.
The charge of £5 per transcript includes postage. If you need your transcripts urgently, they can be sent by Royal Mail International Signed For, at an additional charge of £4 per address. Generally transcripts arrive within a week of being posted, but they may take up to 4 weeks.
Study Abroad Transcript guide
Workload and credits – minimum loads
Full year 120 UK – CATS, 60 ECTS, 30 US Semester credits
Michaelmas 48 UK – CATS, 24 ECTS, 12 US Semester credits
Lent/Summer 60 UK – CATS, 32 ECTS, 16 US Semester credits
British students take 3 years to attain their Bachelor’s Honours degree and courses are numbered to correspond with the year in which they are generally taken by British undergraduates. First year courses are generally HE level 4, second year HE level 5 and third year HE level 6.
100 – first year; 200 – second year; 300 – third or final year
Students from North America:
100-level courses are usually equivalent to lower division courses.
200- and 300-level courses are usually equivalent to upper division courses.
This is normally by coursework (essays, class tests, seminar/tutorial work, lab work) and final examination.
Lancaster University Grading scales from October 2011