The UNH Prato program is fundamentally an academic program. The courses you take abroad count toward your GPA, good or bad.
All regular UNH academic policies apply at the UNH Prato program. To consult these policies see
Some of your instructors are from UNH home campus just for this semester, while others actually live in Prato and work full time at the UNH Prato campus. All of your instructors in Prato are available outside of class time, on appointment, to discuss your academic progress with you in the school.
Attendance policies operate for all courses. Classes are not normally held on Fridays unless a make-up class is required for any reason. Please note that some excursions & activities might be held on some evenings or weekends, so please don’t make any unchangeable plans (flights, hotels etc) until you have seen the final full calendar of activities once you arrive in Prato.
Registration and Full-Time Status
You have already been registered in your classes. You must remain in full-time status, twelve credits if you are on financial aid.
Readings and resources
Your instructors will adopt varied methods of providing you with reading material and resources via a range of online and physical means. The school has a modest library of books and readers, and you all have access to the University library’s online database of resources.
All undergraduate full-time and part-time students are expected to spend at least two hours on academic studies outside and in addition to each hour of class time. This expectation should be used by the student as a guide in determining how much time to spend on academic studies outside class. The Office of Academic Services on home campus works with students individually or in small groups to assist them to become academically successful. The mission of the Office of Academic Services is to facilitate and enhance students’ academic progress through the University by providing guided access to advisory sources and relevant support systems. One of their objectives is to focus on strengthening study and time management skills. Workshops to accomplish this objective are offered throughout the academic year on home campus. More information can be found on their web page:
Make-up examinations are a privilege extended to students at the discretion of the instructor, who may grant consent for make-up examinations to those students who miss an exam as a result of a medical problem, personal emergency, or previously announced absence. On the other hand, instructors may choose to adopt a "no make-up" policy. Students should refer to the instructor's make-up policy in the course syllabus and if no mention is made therein, should inquire directly of the instructor.
If an instructor does choose to offer a make-up test, there are two options for them from which to choose: 1) to use university proctors; 2) to make private arrangements to offer the examination. If a university proctor is used, the student may be obliged to pay a make-up exam fee for regular examinations and final examinations. If private arrangements are made, the make-up exam fee is charged at the instructor's discretion.