You’ll take a full credit load of 16 US semester hours of credit, which translates to 12 units at James Cook University.
James Cook University may request that you submit syllabi or an updated official transcript.
You may only select courses available on, either the Townsville or Cairns campus. Please be sure to know your campus preference and limit your course selections to one campus.
You are not permitted to enroll in courses in the following areas:
Refer to the credit translation scale below:
|Australian University Credit Point Units||U.S. University Semester Hours of Credit|
James Cook University will review your Preliminary Course form. Your Program Manager will email you JCU's approved subjects, included in your official JCU Offer Letter. You must rank your approved courses in numerical order of preference and send this completed document back to your Program Manager. JMUwill pre-enroll you in your subjects (based on availability). Changes to enrollments can be made when you arrive on campus.
|Australian Term||U.S. Equivalent|
|Faculty||Department, School, or College|
|Semester 1/ Study Period 1||Spring Semester|
|Semester 2/ Study Period 2||Fall Semester|
James Cook University enrolls you in courses based on the preferences you give on your acceptance of offer. JCU then gives you access to the online student portal approximately 2-3 weeks prior to departure. To access, use your JCU Student ID number, located on your Certificate of Enrollment (COE). Then, you can view your study plan and timetable. Changes to enrollments can be made when you arrive on campus.
The preliminary course form students submit to Arcadia prior to departure does not guarantee approval or enrollment in those courses. There is a drop/add period at the beginning of each semester that allows students to make changes to course enrollments. If you make any changes it is your responsibility to inform your home institution.
If your enrollment is conditional upon entry into a specific course or courses, it is very important that you indicate these requirements at the bottom of the preliminary course form on your Arcadia Passport.
Be sure to bring an updated copy of your official transcript, your passport and COE with you to orientation sessions.
The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).
|Grade||Description||Ranking||Suggested U.S. Equivalent|
|7||High Distinction||85 - 100%||A|
|6||Distinction||75 - 84%||A|
|5||Credit||65 - 74%||B|
|4||Pass||50 - 64%||C|
|3||Conceded*||Pass (45 - 49%)||D|
|1 - 2||Failure||0 - 44%||F|
* Note: The Conceded grade is not offered by all institutions. Where a host institution uses the Conceded, Conceded Pass or Pass Conceded grade, a D will be issued. Where the host institution does not use Conceded, Conceded Pass or Pass Conceded grade, an F will be issued.
Possible additional fees for courses that include laboratory work, field excursions or theater trips. Many fine art or production courses will include a supplemental fee.