You’ll take a full credit load of 14-16 US semester hours of credit, which translates to 44-50 units (maximum 50).
A Breadth course is one in which a student from any major can take. If a course is marked as "Y" or "Yes" for Breadth it is open to all students that meet the pre-requisites, ie: Chemistry 1 is "Y" for breadth and is available to non-Chemistry majors.
Attendance is required at Study Abroad and Exchange International Student Briefing and the Faculty Course Information Sessions to finalize enrollments. Be sure to bring your passport and Certificate of Enrollment (COE).
Review the courses that are not available to study abroad students.
When selecting your courses from the University of Melbourne handbook, include at least 8-10 courses on your Preliminary Course Form.
|Australian Term||U.S. Equivalent|
|Faculty||School or College|
|Semester 1||Spring Semester|
|Semester 2||Fall Semester|
Approximately one month prior to departure University of Melbourne will be in contact with log on information and instructions to your University of Melbourne account where you will be able to start the enrollment process prior to departure.
At the University of Melbourne Orientation, you must attend the Study Abroad and Exchange International Student Briefing and the Faculty Course Information Sessions to finalize your enrollments in your subjects. You cannot finalize enrollment in your subjects before this day. Be sure to bring your passport and COE with you to these orientation sessions.
The preliminary course form students submit to Arcadia prior to departure does not guarantee approval or enrollment in those courses. There is an add/drop 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.
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.
The University may request that you submit syllabi or an updated official transcript.
For studio art, graphic art, art media production, drama, dancing or music courses, you will need to submit a portfolio or audition tape to support your application. submit a portfolio or audition tape on slides or a CD. Submit between 8-12 examples of your work. Portfolio is non-returnable.