You’ll take a full credit load of 16 U.S. credits.
Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.
Macquarie may request that you submit syllabi or an updated official transcript.
If you prefer to concentrate on one particular field while abroad, the Study Abroad Certificate offered by Macquarie may be of interest. Choose from 13 different tracks:
Please see Macquarie University for a full list of approved certificate courses.
You may not enroll in:
Please view the full list of subjects and units that you cannot enroll in.
Refer to the credit translation scale below when selecting your courses:
|Australian University Credit Point Units||U.S. University Semester Hours of Credit|
Include at least 8-10 courses on your Preliminary Course Form. When selecting your courses:
When selecting your courses, you should be aware of some differences in terminology:
|Australian Term||U.S. Equivalent|
|Faculty||School / College|
|Unit Guide / Unit Outline||Syllabus|
|Session 1||Spring Semester|
|Session 2||Fall Semester|
|Subject / Unit||Course|
Course approvals will be listed in your online student portal. You will receive an email directly from Macquarie with instructions on how to enroll in your courses and finalize your timetable through your student portal. If you have any difficulties with this process you can seek enrollment assistance during Orientation Week at Macquarie.
Bring an updated copy of your official transcript, your passport and COE with you to final registration orientation.
The preliminary course form you 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.
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).
|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.