You’ll take a full credit load of 12-16 US semester hours of credit, which translates to 18-24 units.
Sydney may request that you submit syllabi or an updated official transcript.
Refer to the credit translation scale below when selecting your courses:
|Australian University Credit Point Units||U.S. University Semester Hour of Credits|
You should include at least 8-10 courses on your Preliminary Course Form.
To select your courses from the University of Sydney:
|Australian Term||U.S. Equivalent|
|Faculty||School or College|
|Unit of Study||Course|
|Semester 1||Spring Semester|
|Semester 2||Fall Semester|
You will receive an email from University of Sydney prompting you to enroll in courses through your student portal. Should you want to make any changes (add/drop) courses you will have to complete an enrollment variation form. Enrollments and timetables are finalized at orientation. You must bring an updated copy of your official transcript, your passport and COE.
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.
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.
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.