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Advising and Matriculation - Undergraduates

‌‌Advising and Matriculation September 2016

Advising will take place Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 September.  The breakdown below is provisional and will be confirmed early April 2016.

  • Incoming non-graduating students (exchanges and study abroad): 12.45-5pm Monday 5 September. Honours Advisers will be contacted about attending this session.
  • Sub-honours and day-time General Degree students: Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7. In the Gateway for Arts and Divinity and Science students with Advisers in Economics and Management.  In Schools for all other Science students.
  • Honours students: Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 in Schools. If Advisers need longer they may also see students on the morning of Monday 5.
  • Evening Degree students: 5-7pm Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 in the Gateway.

There will be Adviser training sessions in the Irvine PC lab as follows:

  • Arts & Divinity Advisers: Monday 29 August 10am-1pm
  • Science Advisers: Tuesday 30 August 10am-1pm
  • Arts & Divinity Advisers: Wednesday 31 August 10am-1pm

The matriculation process

Matriculation involves online matriculation and other elements that must be completed in person, such as Advising and identity or passport and visa checks. To become a matriculated student you must fully complete all the elements.

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

All students must matriculate at the start of each year of their studies. Students who take Leave of Absence for Semester 1 must re-matriculate for their return at the start of Semester 2.


You must attend Advising and have your module choices validated to become a matriculated (registered) student. Medicine students meet with their Personal Tutors instead.

If you do not know who your Adviser is you can find out by looking on your module choices page in the Advising facility, accessible from the Academic tab in iSaint or from the Online Advising link on the right of this page. Advisers for the new academic year are allocated during August and early September.

If you will be in your Honours years and are studying for a Joint Honours degree you must see the Honours Adviser of each of the subjects you will be studying e.g. if your degree is MA (Honours) French and Latin, you must see the Honours Adviser in French and the Honours Adviser in Classics.

Advising Details - September 2016

Incoming non-graduating students (exchanges and study abroad): 12:45-5pm Monday 5 September 2016

Incoming non-graduating students must attend Advising in the Gateway building. You will be emailed with your specific timeslot before August. Please note the arrangement below is provisional.

  • 09:00 Surnames A-B
  • 09:30 Surnames C-E
  • 10:00 Surnames F-G
  • 10:30 Surnames H-K
  • 11:00 Surnames L-M
  • 11:30 Surnames N-R
  • 12:00 Surnames S
  • 12:30 Surnames T-Z

New Evening Degree students: Date to be confirmed

New Evening Degree students must attend Advising in the Gateway building. You will be emailed with your specific timeslot in August.  

Students returning from Leave of Absence

You must contact your Adviser(s) to arrange to meet with them for an Advising appointment prior to teaching starting on Monday 12 September 2016.


You will receive further information in August or January (depending on the month you are due to matriculate) regarding online matriculation. This will be sent to your University email account, so check your account regularly.

The Matriculation event will take place in the Gateway building and will involve visa and passport checks, as well as general help with matriculation and payment of fees.

You can go to matriculate at any point - you do not have to wait until after your Advising appointment.

If you require assistance after the matriculation event you should go to the ASC.


You may request changes to your module choices during the Re-advising period, which is until 1pm on the Monday of Week 2 of each semester. You must make these requests to the relevant Adviser(s), who will check whether the changes are permissible and discuss them with you as appropriate.

Requests made after the deadline are unlikely to be granted.

If you are an incoming non-graduating student (exchange or study abroad) and you wish to be advised into a 3000 or 4000 level module, you must see the Honours Adviser for that subject. If you wish to transfer into a 1000 or 2000 level module you should either email the Pro Dean (Advising) of your Faculty or make an appointment to see them via the Advice and Support Centre.

Class timetables

See timetabling information for times and locations of 'core activities'. Tutorials are usually organised by Schools and they will let you know about the arrangements.

You will be able to view your personal timetable via iSaint. It may take a day or so after you have been advised for your modules to show in iSaint and other systems e.g. MMS and Moodle.

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Registry - Undergraduate

St Katharine's West
16 The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AX
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2138/9
Fax:+44 (0)1334 46 3330

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