Welcome to New Saint Andrews College!
We’re grateful to have you here, and we look forward to getting to know you and to helping you get your first year off to a great start.
Scroll through the links and information below to find out what you’ll need to know as you begin your studies at New Saint Andrews College.
In addition to checking out this page, you are always welcome to give us a call (208-882-1566) or to stop by the main office for help answering any of your questions.
Have a great year!
Prologus is the College’s week-long orientation for Freshman students. View the 2019 Prologus schedule.
The School year is split into four terms of 8 weeks. All Freshmen take the same 4 core subjects throughout the year: Rhetoric, Latin, Music and Lordship.
The Latin class is divided into two groups: Honors and Non-Honors Latin. A placement test is given during Prologus week to determine into which class a student enrolls.
There is a vocal skills component for Music during the Freshman year. For some Freshmen this will be participation on the college choir; for others it will be a vocal technique class. The music director will hear all Freshmen sing during Prologus week and direct each student into one or other of these options.
NSA acknowledges the value small-group interaction between an instructor and his/her students. For this reason, the majority of classes incorporate weekly recitations.
In recitations a handful of students gather with the instructor for the purpose of discussing set readings. It is in such contexts that the student is forced to winsomely and reasonably own or dispute the ideas under discussion, under the careful guidance of their instructor.
It is in these small groups that the instructor is able to push his/her students to greater depth of understanding, increased clarity of expression and more thoughtful interaction with the ideas central to the class.
The grading system at New Saint Andrews employs a unique terminology. Click here for a guide to understanding our grading system.
For information on how to use Populi, click here.
Disputatio is a weekly gathering of the entire faculty and student body in a forum of public presentation and discussion. Students will have opportunity to hear guest lectures from invited speakers as well as round-table faculty discussions and students led debates and presentations.
NSA offers three sports leagues per year: Jerusalem Sevens, Nicea Women’s Volleyball League, and Westminster Term Soccer League.
Jerusalem Sevens is a men’s sevens rugby league. It’s intra-mural (literally, inside “the wall”) with three game days during the Jerusalem academic term. Depending on participation, we have three or four teams, and the winning team is awarded a trophy on the final game day. It’s NSA’s oldest sport.
Nicea Women’s Volleyball League plays during Nicea academic term, obviously. There are three game days and the are either played at the Logos Field House, or at The HIRC (Moscow’s rec gym). Practices are held at UI’s PEB (Physical Education Building).
Westminster Term Soccer League is our newest league. It’s a co-ed soccer league that plays during Westminster Term. Most of our games last year were played at Guy Wicks Field at UI. A trophy is awarded to the winning team.
The college is a non-residential campus, meaning we provide no on-campus housing. Many students board with local Christian families or share apartments with other NSA students. The College expects its students to be mature enough to live independently. Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements. Costs for boarding with local Christian families vary considerably, depending on the living and meal arrangements. Two bedroom apartments typically rent in the $500-$600 per month range, and duplexes and houses go for between $800 per month to $1,200 per month. On average, full-time students should expect to pay about $4,000 for room and board per academic year.
Visit the Tyndale Library site to search the library catalog, browse JSTOR, and find information on loan policies, study room reservations, inter-library loan requests, and more.
The NSA bookstore offers both new and used copies of assigned titles each academic term.
To buy books, just go to the “Bookstore” tab on Populi and click on the link that says “See books for courses I’m enrolled in.” This will take you to a list of all the books that have been assigned to you that term. You can filter the list by year, term, course, and required vs. optional books. Select what you want and add it to your cart, and then you can check out online! Your books will be bagged and waiting for you before the start of the term.
You can sell many of your books back to the bookstore during Westminster term. The Bookstore Manager will send out a list of books that will be accepted – check your books against that list and make sure they are in decent condition, and then bring them in to the bookstore. You will receive credit on your student account or the bookstore will write you a check, whichever you prefer.
To make a payment in Populi follow these steps:
Students are expected to dress in a way which honors God and themselves at all times and are required to dress appropriately for all New Saint Andrews meetings, gatherings, and classes, as well as appearances at school. This includes all seminars, recitations, disputatios, etc. In all respects, the students must strive to have their dress be neat, clean, modest, dressed up, and not shockingly idiosyncratic. The design of this dress code is not to stamp out students’ creativity and individuality, but to provide a standard of dress that reflects the college’s mission to raise up leaders and shapers of culture. In dress–as in all things–strive for truth, goodness, and beauty.
We recognize that any specific dress code can always be circumvented in effect while obeyed in the letter, and a student may technically carry out these rules without achieving the appropriate standard of dress. Therefore, we urge our students to embrace the spirit of the dress code in their appearance. That said, the following rules are rules as such–not guidelines. All students are expected and required to observe them.
General Dress Rules:
Standards for Men
Required for all men:
Standards for Women
Required for all women:
Concert Performance Wear for Choir Members
Required for all:
Standards for men:
Standards for women: