The below information gives you a full picture of what happens with a Study Abroad applicant.
Global Opportunities and Exchanges are not able to make academic admissions decisions, so a representative in each academic department is needed to assist us.
Admissions - Your Role
Students apply with various backgrounds and requirements. There are obviously differences between systems across all the different countries we work with.
Below are some reasons why students may seem to choose random modules:
Please suggest better module options.
If an applicant has chosen level 200/300 for example, and they don't have the right background, please suggest alternative level 100 modules.
You may find that a student has chosen either too many credits or what may seem too little. Here are reasons why this may happen.
Too many credits
Applicants often choose alternatives or back up choices.
We make it clear to them that they can only register for a maximum of 120 credits for the year or 60 credits for a semester.
If an applicant applies with too many credits, the Global Opportunities team emails the student and asks them to confirm their final selection after decisions have been made on all their choices.
They will never be allowed to over register for courses once they arrive in Sheffield.
Too few credits
Students are allowed to take a minimum of 40 credits if they are here for a semester only and a minimum of 100 credits if they are here for a year. They are required by the Student Registration Team to have written authorisation from their home institution to approve this.
You do not need to check with Global Opportunities regarding a student's credit load.
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You may receive some applications where the students has not met your departmental English language requirements.
There are a few ways to review these applications
Good Academic Background - Low Score
Wrong Academic Background - Low Score
It is your right to reject a student if they simply don't have the right background or knowledge and they have poor English.
Before completely rejecting them, please consider if they could take lower level modules - e.g. Level 100 instead?
If so, you could make 2 conditions. Improve their English and they can only take Level 100 modules.