Modules in the United Kingdom are valued using the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS), where 10 CATS are equivalent to 3 HPU credits, 15: 4, and 20:5, etc. Occasionally, credits may also be listed in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), where 2 ECTS are equivalent to 1 HPU credit. Students enroll in a semester load of 50-60 CATS, or 28-32 ECTS, which is equivalent to a semester's course load at HPU. In planning, look for at least twice as many available modules as you may intend to take, giving you options and alternate courses for enrollment. View the modules available to incoming exchange students on Reading's website and read the Guide to Selecting Modules for information on modules (classes) available to study.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.